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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Ringo JS
by igf1 on Sat 11th Sep 2010 17:47 UTC
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RingoJS is an implementation of JS with Common bindings on the server. It's written in Java and is actually extremely fast. It also allows for any of the umpteen billion Java libs, servers, parsers or languages (including Java it's self via JSR 199.) to run inside the VM. I'm no evangelist, but just a heads up. Java may be headed west, but it's VM will live on for decades.

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