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Project Detroit seeks to bring the V8 JavaScript engine to OpenJDK

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OpenJDK is the Open Source Java runtime. The project organisation is now ushering in a new project known as "Detroit". The name is a reference to the plan of integrating the Google Chrome V8 JavaScript engine to the JVM.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday February 1, 2018


PHP is Java, Hack is Scala

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Java Virtual Machine as a platform seems to have gone through a renaissance, not exactly the same as PHP, but similar. Somehow languages ranging from Scala to Clojure to Ruby are raising the JVM fever. And this all makes sense.

Over the years there has been tremendous investment to JVM as a platform. The original JVM language, Java, might seem stale to some - but the shared runtime allows inheriting this heritage with new syntax and paradigms.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday July 23, 2015