snydeq writes: "Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister discusses what the Java community might expect from Gosling at Google, given Google's wide array of Java projects in the works, and the fact that Google and Gosling don't always see eye to eye. 'Should we expect big things from Gosling once he settles in at Google? It depends on what you mean. Anyone who expects Gosling to wield the might of Google to strike back against Oracle's dominance over the Java ecosystem is likely to be disappointed. On the other hand, if this move marks the beginning of a fulfilling, productive new chapter in Gosling's career — whether it's in the public eye or behind the scenes — it's sure to be a net win for everybody.'"
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.