Looking at Java

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Java is a new language developed by Sun which is rapidly catching on in the CS community. Java is a cleaned-up C / C++ with some interesting libraries. It is designed with the web in mind: pieces of Java code (applets) can be downloaded and executed as part of a web browser (Hot Java, Mosaic), allowing a much more dynamic interface to the web. Java is designed to be secure - running arbitrary downloaded code should not compromise the security of the host.