Java — Now and Then

Peter Naulls
Jan 3, 2020 · 3 min read

Back in 1995 (or thereabouts, perhaps it was a little earlier), Java hit the scene, and it was the hottest thing in programming. This was a time when Pascal was still seriously taught in College (or at least, it was in mine). C++ was widely used, but perhaps not the powerhouse it was today — it was yet to get all the enhancements it has today.

And so, what did we get taught? Java? No, Modula 2. The language was a creation of…