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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It's the libraries, stupid :)
by -oblio- on Sat 11th Sep 2010 18:08 UTC
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The language itself, no one cares about. I don't a language is ever chosen for a specific project, because of the language itself (syntax & stuff like that).

It's chosen usually because people have experience with a specific language, and because there are useful libraries which the language provides (and those libraries have a friendly license).

Java is a million years ahead of Javascript regarding server side programming. It is probably a million years ahead of everything else as well (C++ or .Net probably are closer). But Javascript? No way ;)

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