“The Father of Java” uses Jelastic

Hello, how are you?

Today we will have an unusual post, it is more like a good news about this framework that is getting its space in the development world. Jelastic has as characteristic to work as a container of containers.

This news were sent to me by Judah Johns from Jelastic.

As far as we can tell, this is the first PaaS that Dr. Gosling has given his endorsement. We reached out to him to confirm it, and sure enough, it turns out that he is a very happy Jelastic user and is very excited about what he can do with it and what he will be doing with it in the near future.

Though I know that in our community, most everyone knows who James Gosling is, there a lot of younger guys learning Java that have never heard of him, like my 13 year-old brother, Daniel, who is quite an avid Java coder. So, who is James Gosling?

The Dr. James Gosling Bio

This bio comes from Gosling’s own blog: James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was “The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints”. He spent many years as a VP & Fellow at Sun Microsystems. He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of Unix, several compilers, mail systems and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs’ for Unix systems.

At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. He has been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java, and a researcher at Sun labs where his primary interest was software development tools. He then was the Chief Technology Officer of Sun’s Developer Products Group and the CTO of Sun’s Client Software Group. He briefly worked for Oracle after the acquisition of Sun. After a year off, he spent some time at Google and is now the chief software architect at Liquid Robotics where he spends his time writing software for the Wave Glider, an autonomous ocean-going robot.

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