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The question "What does Java stand for" is a familiar one in my mailbox ... in a world of acronyms, it seems that folks assume that any short computer words must be sets of initials.

Here are the origins (to the best of my knowledge) of the names of the subjects we teach.




PerlPractical Extraction and Reporting Language
PythonNaming derived from Monty Python's Flying Circus
PHPOrigin: Personal Home Pages
Now: PHP Hypertext Protocol
TclTool Control Language
TkToolkit
MySQLMy is the name of the daughter of the originator ... then Structured Query Language
JavaJust a name - said to have come from the fact that the team was sitting round looking for a new name for their Oak language, drinking Java coffee.
LinuxLinus Torvalds originates this Unix-like operating system


Please let me know of any corrections - these things get confused in the mists of time ...
(written 2005-01-02, updated 2006-06-05)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
A099 - Java Application - Deployment on the Web
  [3891] The components of an Apache httpd / Tomcat / MySQL stack and what each does - (2012-10-13)
  [2599] Telling Apache web servers apart / notes for the non-technical - (2010-01-26)
  [2130] Javascript - move cursor over image to change a different image. - (2009-04-16)
  [1621] Linux and Java Course in London - (2008-04-24)
  [673] Helicopter views and tartans - (2006-04-06)
  [659] Web Application Components - (2006-03-28)
  [576] Why run two different web servers - (2006-01-25)

A100 - Web Application Deployment - The Components of a Web-Based Solution
  [2896] LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP - install, configure, administer - (2010-07-30)
  [2099] Should I maintain the programming code on my own website? - (2009-03-23)
  [1496] PHP / Web 2 logging - (2008-01-06)
  [1265] Apache, Tomcat, Jakarta, httpd, web server - what are they? - (2007-07-13)
  [1198] From Web to Web 2 - (2007-05-21)
  [1176] A pu that got me into trouble - (2007-05-04)
  [924] The LAMP Cookbook - Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl - (2006-11-13)
  [510] Dynamic Web presence - next generation web site - (2005-11-29)
  [442] How far away is that server? - (2005-09-10)
  [433] FTP - how to make the right transfers - (2005-09-01)
  [367] Ajax - (2005-07-03)
  [49] Business is the predominant user of Tomcat, Perl and Tcl - (2004-09-15)
  [34] Linux / LAMP course - (2004-08-31)


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