Mac Developer: Top programmer describes Android’s nuts and bolts in Oracle v. Google | Ars Technica
Top programmer describes Android’s nuts and bolts in Oracle v. Google | Ars Technica: "Shortly after he took the stand, Google lawyer Christa Anderson asked Bornstein to show an example of just what was meant by 'declaring code,' the type of code that's at issue in this trial. (EFF's Parker Higgins, who is observing the trial, later drew up a copy of Bornstein's completed sketch.)"
Does this mean Apple should sue Oracle for basing Java on NextSTEP?
Java Was Strongly Influenced by Objective-C
As it turns out, Sean and Tom are both absolutely correct. Usually, this
kind of urban legend stuff turns out to be completely inaccurate, but in
this case, they are right on. When I left Sun to go to NeXT, I thought
Objective-C was the coolest thing since sliced bread, and I hated C++.
So, naturally when I stayed to start the (eventually) Java project, Obj-C
had a big influence. James Gosling, being much older than I was, he had
lots of experience with SmallTalk and Simula68, which we also borrowed
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