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    It doesn't stand for anything. Unless I can conjur up some sort of obscure googled acronym that also happens to end up having the initials J. A. V. A. I think in the spirit of caffein addiction which grips all of us programmers, they gave it an appropriate name for all the sleepless nights they probably spent working on the language specification. Kudos to you, Starbucks. Just like PHP.

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    Ok I did google it just for the sake of amusement. Google didn't let me down:

    Jamaica Association of Villas and Apartments

    From now on, I am going to use this as my joke answer to that question.

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    Thanks man!

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    Or you could just write Java, which is what the language is actually called.
    All the buzzt!
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    No problem. A lot of things in computer science are named things for no apparent reason. I am willing to bet there is an inside joke somewhere that explains the whole JAVA thing.

    VMS also doesn't stand for anything. I have heard that the reason Windows NT was named NT was because Microsoft had absorbed some of the VMS folks to write their OS for them and they named it Windows NT which is just [V+1][M+1][S+1] or WNT... Windows NT. It sounds legit enough but I do not know how true that story is. It is nifty if it is true.

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    There is no inside joke. I don't know if they named it after the Java island or the Java coffee bean or Java the main developer's grandniece's time-travelling clone, but it wasn't ever an acronym, and as such shouldn't be spelled JAVA. It's just Java.

    The only thing NT ever stood for was New Technology, although Wikipedia suggests that this was a marketing retronym.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows...27_designation
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    > Or you could just write Java, which is what the language is actually called.

    I call it "Newfangled web language." Or NWL for short. Even though its not as newfangled as C#...

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    Psh... and give my pinky less excersize? I prefer to call it java since it requires less shifting...

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    Well ,Java is something which is unbeatable in servers-side and I don't care about acronyms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    I don't know if they named it after the Java island or the Java coffee bean or Java the main developer's grandniece's time-travelling clone, but it wasn't ever an acronym, and as such shouldn't be spelled JAVA. It's just Java.
    I think it's Java the coffee because that's what they use for their logo.

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    ...or because you can drink the entire cup before your app runs?

    j/k

    No truth to it but I couldn't resist.

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    Everybody complains Java is slow but some benchmarks have proved that Java is nearly
    as fast as c++.And Jvm is improving every year.

    People says Java is easier than c++ ,I deny that because you have to memorize rules and
    specifications of lengthy APIs.Java is ever-increasing ,I think I will spend my whole life reading
    Apis and practicing frameworks.

    C++ is most surprising language.When I use it as back-end it's nothing but evil ,too frustrating.
    Only graphics and game programming are amusing in C++ and the rest is pathetic.

    The good thing of this language is once you know the pros and cons of it , you can learn any programming language without any master.

    best regards,
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    >C++ is most surprising language.When I use it as back-end it's nothing but evil ,too frustrating.
    Only graphics and game programming are amusing in C++ and the rest is pathetic.

    Some of my absolutely finest work of all time had no GUI element. Which is true for many if not most of us here. That is not to say GUIs are inferior to a command line model, rather I just would hate to consider a command line program obsolete or pathetic. Perhaps something is being lost in translation though. So I won't be too hard on you.

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