Gosling on Java, Mac OS X, and jEdit

James Gosling, father of Java, responds in his blog to a troll with considerable insight into the design decisions he made when creating Java. As a bonus, he heaps praise on Mac OS X and mentions that jEdit is his development environment (plus NetBeans, but who’s counting?).

[UPDATE (8/6/03): This eWeek article quotes Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of software at Sun, as saying that practically every Sun employee owns a Macintosh at home. Very interesting.]

[UPDATE 2 (8/6/03): Slashdot has picked up the article.]

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