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Daily Dose - A Few More Thoughts From James Gosling

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Darryl Taft wasn't the only one who got an interview with the Father of Java this week.  The authors of the Basement Coders blog also got Gosling to do a podcast with them.  Although the sound quality is pretty low, you can find some great quotes from the conversation here.  In the podcast, Gosling talks about a wide array of subjects.  He talked about Oracle being 'ethically challenged' while also giving no quarter to Google or IBM.  My favorite quote was about IBM: "They'd do anything they can to screw Sun over. I mean, they didn’t name Eclipse casually."  Gosling also said that the .NET design was mostly copied and pasted from the Java spec.  He's betting that Oracle can make a solid case against Android and says he never "got it" when it came to SQL databases.  Gosling also saw a precursor to the iPad in 1992 where he worked.  One other interesting allegation was that Sun was sold because a handful of investment banks that controlled most of the board needed liquidity fast.

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