James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science
from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977.
He received a
in Computer Science from
Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of
his thesis was "The Algebraic Manipulation of
Constraints". He is currently a VP & Fellow
at Sun Microsystems. He has built
satellite data acquisition systems, a
multiprocessor version of Unix, several compilers,
mail systems and window managers. He has also
built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based
drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs'
for Unix systems. At Sun his early activity was
as lead engineer of the NeWS window system.
He did the original design of the
language and implemented its original compiler
and virtual machine. He has been a
contributor to the
Real-Time Specification for Java,
and a researcher at
Sun labs where his primary interest was software
He the was the Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products
Group and is now the CTO of Sun's Client Software Group.