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30 August 2005

James Gosling Q & A: Builder AU: Program: At Work

This is funny.

If picked as a crew member of the mission to Mars, which would you prefer to have controlling and managing the rocket -- .NET, J2SE, J2EE, or Jini, and why?

I actually have been doing a lot of work over the years in the real time world, and once upon a time, I’d get people from the real time world, particularly folks from the really spooky end, like the people who do flight avionics, and they say “I’d like to do this in Java”. And I’d say “I don’t really think I’d like to get on your airplane”. And then they’d say, “Do you want to know how we do it today?”, and it was always much, much scarier.