Humble: Last year, we celebrated 25 years of Java. What do you think it is that's kept Java so vibrant and popular for all this time? Ritter: It's a number of things, obviously. I think the initial design of the language was very practical. If you ask James Gosling, he's always described it as a blue collar language. It was designed to get the job done. It wasn't a research project. It was very much about getting things done. That obviously appealed to people a lot. I think the real power of Java the platform is the JVM.