May 23rd, 2017

Amazon Web Services sets a lure for Java programmers

Cloud Computing, Enterprise Java, Java App Dev, others, Programing, Programming Careers, by admin.

Amazon Web Services has long offered an SDK to make it easier to access its web services from Java. Now it has another lure for Java programmers: James Gosling, the father of Java.

Gosling revealed his new employer on his Facebook page with the words: “It’s time for a change. I’m leaving Boeing Defense (nee Liquid Robotics), with many fond memories. Today I start a new Adventure at Amazon Web Services.”

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On May 22, 2017, James Gosling announced on his Facebook page that he is joining Amazon Web Services.

He gave his title at AWS as “distinguished engineer” in an update to his LinkedIn profile. Of his work there, he would only say that he would be “wandering around.”

Gosling began work on what would later become Java in the early 1990s, while working at Sun Microsystems, and continued its development until the company’s April 2009 acquisition by Oracle. He left a year later, frustrated that his role had been reduced to that of an evangelist for Java, with the engineering decisions concerning it taken elsewhere.

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