Why is java called so?

I am Pallavi Agarwal and I am a computer science engineer. I wanted to know why the programming language Java is called Java? Can someone please explain this.


  • Kaustubh Katdare
    Kaustubh Katdare
    Re: why java is called so??

    Do we have James Gosling here? ๐Ÿ˜

    James Gosling created new programming language in 1991. He decided to call it C++++ ! James was told that he cannot name a programming language like that. So, the new language was called Oak (as the story goes, Gosling named the language while staring at the Oak tree from his window).

    The name "Oak" was later dismissed due to a patent search which determined that the name was copyrighted and used for another programming language. ๐Ÿ˜”

    Finally, the language was named after coffee during Gosling's visit to a local coffee shop! ๐Ÿ˜€

    That's why the name JAVA!
  • maqsood
    Java is a spanish word meaning to coffee
  • Alien
    N we r learnin how to drink coffee!!! gr8 ,,pretty nice info ๐Ÿ˜€
  • gohm
    I'm suprised nobody tried making up a fake accronym to explain java
  • shashank gupta
    shashank gupta
    java is said java because it is a name of a coffee.
  • Yamini L
    Yamini L
    JAVA is JAVA only (it is not an Acrynom)
  • iamcrazy
    hahha so what should it be..
    can i order java
  • saurabh
    thanx i didnt know it....
  • Ashraf HZ
    Ashraf HZ
    Join Against Vista and Apple


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