Welcome to the twenty-fourth issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, closing our second year with a celebration of the 25 years of Java. In this edition:
- Adrian tells the story of the success, the backslash, and the renaissance of Java (the programming language) and Java (the virtual machine.)
- Graham explains what the real story of Java is: ubiquity, stability, and long term outlook.
- In the Library section, Adrian reviews what programming languages authors chose for their classic books. Hint: it was not always Java.