Why it is named java

@icecubic (1850)
October 27, 2009 4:37pm CST
Since i'm an indonesian people and especially live on java island. Why this language was called java? Is it maybe related with java island?
2 responses
@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
31 Oct 09
do you mean programming language java or what?
• India
28 Oct 09
The language, initially called Oak after an oak tree that stood outside Gosling's office, also went by the name Green and ended up later renamed as Java, from a list of random words. Gosling aimed to implement a virtual machine and a language that had a familiar C/C++ style of notation.