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The future of the JVM
« on: June 05, 2010, 02:35:58 am »
Here's a very interesting talk about the future of the JVM:

http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Towards-a-Universal-VM

In short, Java the language is losing steam but since the JVM is so nice, heaps of languages are targeting it now (Clojure, Python, Ruby, Groovy, Scala, PHP, etc.) and Oracle wants to make them first class citizens of the JVM which makes me very happy.

I particularly like that they'll finally do tail call optimizations. Too bad it most likely won't be there for Java 7 which have been delayed by way too much politics but I hope the 7 to 8 cycle will be shorter.
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