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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Java, a programming language originally developed by James Gosling, was developed at Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. Much of its syntax is derived from C and C++ but with a simpler object model and fewer low-level facilities. The applications are normally compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java Virtual Machine regardless of computer architecture. Java, designed to have as few...

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.