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I Remember...

I remember when Java first came out surfing the Internet on my 28k dial-up connection and hitting a page with a Java applet; either Netscape would come crashing down or my computer would lock up...

I remember schoolmates telling me Java was "the future" because it ran on a virtual machine which meant it was cross platform, and then being ostracized by them when I pointed out that QBasic would be considered cross platform, too...

I remember reading Java programming books before I understood OOP and wondering why I had to write a hundred lines of code just to output "Hello World"...

I remember reading Java programming books after I understood OOP and still wondering why I had to write a hundred lines of code just to output "Hello World"...

I remember trying to convince myself every time I started Eclipse and watched my P4 run slower than a 486 that I just hadn't given Java a fair shake and I needed to embrace it with an open heart and mind...

I remembe…