Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th May 2008 13:38 UTC, submitted by gonzo
Mono Project On his blog, Miguel de Icaza announced the first public releases of Moonlight. Moonlight is the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight, the company's Flash competitor. Moonlight is not yet free of bugs, though.
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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by Matzon on Thu 15th May 2008 16:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
Matzon
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2005-07-06

You have heard of Java, right?

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RE[3]: Comment by satan666
by CodeMonkey on Thu 15th May 2008 17:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by satan666"
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2005-09-22

Java is just Java, while .NET gives you C#, VB.NET (ick), IronPython, IronRuby, F#, RPL, Boo, and Nermle to name a few. While there are a small number of languages that target java bytecode (groovy for one), it's nowhere near as many as .NET.

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RE[4]: Comment by satan666
by colinwalters on Thu 15th May 2008 17:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by satan666"
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2007-11-02

Java is just Java, while .NET gives you C#, VB.NET (ick), IronPython, IronRuby, F#, RPL, Boo, and Nermle to name a few. While there are a small number of languages that target java bytecode (groovy for one), it's nowhere near as many as .NET.


http://www.robert-tolksdorf.de/vmlanguages.html

If you don't have enough time to read the list of over 200 different languages, Jython, JRuby, OCamlJava all exist (JRuby in particular is much farther along than IronRuby).

I too thought the JVM was only Java, until fairly recently when after OpenJDK 6 was announced I actually took the time to look around.

I think the lesson is that branding is important, and up until fairly recently the branding/marketing was all Java. But technically speaking, that's never been the case.

Edited 2008-05-15 17:55 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by satan666
by Matzon on Thu 15th May 2008 18:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by satan666"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

You best look up the number of languages supported by the JVM... Not only are "common" scripting languages like python and ruby supported, but also "new" languages like groovy and scala are making headway.

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