Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Java: The Big Picture

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 18, 1996 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building 4-231


Bill McKeeman


An overview of the Jva programming language


Java is a new programming language. It has been very quick to catch on. It will change your life.

The talk is a wide-ranging exposition of what has, is and will happen in the Java space according to my crystal ball.

Subtopics are:

  • How can anybody make money on it?
  • What will happen in the C, C++ and Java wars?
  • Can the NC eat the underbelly of the PC?

and so on.

There is plenty of room for controversy and discussion during the talk.

Bill McKeeman develops system software for Digital. His current technical interests are improving compile speed and responsiveness and also the application of Software Engineering techniques, especially reuse and testing, to small programming projects.

He has been on the faculty of the Wang Institute Masters in Software Engineering program, the University of California at Santa Cruz and Stanford University. He is a member of IFIP Working Group 2.3 (Programming Methodology).

He founded the Summer Institute in Computer Science programs at Santa Cruz and Stanford. He has published work in the areas of compilers, programming language design, and programming methodology. He holds patents for stack mechanisms in computers and incremental compilers. Patents are pending for inventions related to unit testing and random testing.

He has done extensive consulting for firms such as Burroughs, IBM, The Mathworks, TRW, Wang and Zilog.

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