James Gosling

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
James Gosling

Name: James Gosling

Born: May 19, 1955 near Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Computer-related contributions

  • Computer scientist, best known as the father of the Java programming language.
  • Between 1984 and 2010, Gosling was with Sun Microsystems.
  • Hired by Google March 28, 2011 and has since then joined a startup called Liquid Robotics.
  • Gosling is listed as an advisor at the Scala company typesafe, launched in May 2011.

Significant publications

  • The Java Programming Language, Fourth Edition (2005).
  • The Java Language Specification, Third Edition (2005).
  • The Real-Time Specification for Java (2000).
  • The Java Application Programming Interface (1996).
  • The Java language Environment: A white paper (1996).
  • The NeWS Book : An Introduction to the Network/Extensible Window System (1989).

Honors and awards

  • Made an Officer of the Order of Canada (2007.
  • Awarded The Economist Innovation Award (2002).