|Definition||:||from Java coffee, said to be consumed in large quantities by the language’s creators|
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What does Java mean?
Java is an object-oriented programming languagee originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems. The language was initially called Oak after an oak tree that stood outside Gosling’s office, but a different organization named Oak Technologies has already trademarked the name. So they decided to rename the company name to Java. The name Java was taken from Java coffee, a type of coffee that the developers were drinking while thinking of a new name. You see a coffee mug with rising steam as the logo for Java applications.
Java coffee is a type of coffee made from coffee beans from Java, an island in Indonesia located between Sumatra and Bali. Sometimes, coffee seeds were also known as Java beans.