Linked by snydeq on Thu 9th Sep 2010 18:29 UTC
Java Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister sees recent experiments enabling a resurgence for JavaScript on the server, one likely to dent Java's role in the data center. 'Today, projects such as CommonJS and Node.js are extending JavaScript even further, allowing it to take on Java's traditional role in the data center. In a fascinating role reversal, JavaScript is becoming the versatile, powerful, all-purpose language for the Web, while Java risks becoming a kind of modern-day Cobol," McAllister writes. And though such experiments have a ways to go, the benefits of JavaScript as a server-side language are clear and striking.
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Comment by pabloski
by pabloski on Thu 9th Sep 2010 21:09 UTC
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I don't think javascript can compete with scala. Scala is a language with too many modern features to be targeted by javascript or even java.

Also I think scala can send java in the hell, because it is, from a practical point of view, the true successor of java.

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