Java founder & Oracle critic James Gosling joins Google

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California, Mar 29: The founder of Java programming language, James Gosling announced that he has accepted a new job at search engine giant Google.

James Gosling, who is known as the 'Father of Java' said in his blog that it is "interesting fun with huge leverage" than "the road more travelled by." Gosling, who invented Java programming language in 1994, was an employee of Sun Microsystems Inc, which was acquired by Oracle in 2010.

"One of the toughest things about life is making choices. I had a hard time saying 'no' to a bunch of other excellent possibilities. I find it odd that this time I'm taking the road more travelled by, but it looks like interesting fun with huge leverage. I don't know what I'll be working on. I expect it'll be a bit of everything, seasoned with a large dose of grumpy curmudgeon," Gosling wrote on his blog.

Earlier in Apr 2010, Gosling resigned from Sun Microsystems after 26 years, when it was acquired by Oracle. After the acquisition, criticizing Oracle, Gosling wrote on his blog, "Just about anything I could say that would be accurate and honest would do more harm than good."

Gosling created the original design of Java and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. For this achievement he was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering.

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