Linked by snydeq on Wed 14th Jul 2010 19:40 UTC
Java InfoWorld's Andrew Binstock takes an in-depth look at scripting language performance on the JVM. While Java has become more complex, the JVM has become one of the fastest and most efficient execution platforms available, creating an opening for a new generation of languages that lack Java's syntax overload to take advantage of the JVM. The report examines Groovy, JRuby, Scala, Fanthom, and Jython. Of the five, Groovy and JRuby have risen from the niche, a trend that will also likely benefit Scala and Fanthom as well. Jython's moment in the sun, Binstock writes, has probably come and gone.
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by sigzero on Thu 15th Jul 2010 01:41 UTC
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Scala is NOT a scripting language!

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RE: Scala?
by DataPath on Thu 15th Jul 2010 01:48 UTC in reply to "Scala?"
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Did you see his definition of "scripting language"?

"Technologists differ on what exactly is a scripting language[...] I used a broader definition, which is any JVM language that is simpler to code in than Java."


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RE[2]: Scala?
by sigzero on Thu 15th Jul 2010 02:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Scala?"
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LOL...I missed that. He is, um, not smart.

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by lawina on Thu 15th Jul 2010 05:55 UTC
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Unfortunate he dismissed Clojure with few comments.

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Too weak...
by karijes on Thu 15th Jul 2010 08:29 UTC
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This review looks like was done by someone who is regular Java developer (or even casual) and (from time to time) read online about other JVM languages.

No talk about interoperability with Java, no talk about speed and no talk about each language unique features (I know this is a big topic, but smart writer would handle it).

And only few words about Clojure?

Edited 2010-07-15 08:35 UTC

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It's Fantom
by bogomipz on Thu 15th Jul 2010 15:26 UTC
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... not Fanthom. The article gets it right, but OSnews decided to introduce an extra letter in the name.

I thought I'd mention it because it's easier to google for something when you spell it correctly. Especially when the wrong spelling is a word in english dictionaries.

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