Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Mar 2006 16:59 UTC, submitted by kmarius
Java "We recently received an email asking for a 'What Is Java' entry on the O'Reilly Network What Is site. Who could possibly not know what Java is in 2006? After ten years of books, websites, and conferences, doesn't everyone know what Java is? Apparently not. After all, things have changed. For every dusty definition that speaks of applets and Just-In-Time compilers, there are new directions and new realities that have settled in, understood by many, yet not always completely documented."
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RE[3]: Java "high-performance" ?
by agepee on Fri 10th Mar 2006 10:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Java "high-performance" ?"
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Netscape cooked up Javascript and we all wish to hell they'd picked any other name, like Wescript or whatever.

JavaScript had another name, it was called LiveScript when it was invented by Netscape. They renamed it to JavaScript in 1995 after Sun endorsed the language.

Edited 2006-03-10 10:36

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