[Baypiggies] Baypiggies Digest, Vol 48, Issue 24

resmith at runbox.com resmith at runbox.com
Thu Oct 15 23:34:07 CEST 2009

> It will be interesting to watch what gets built on the JVM over the
> next few years:

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jython#Overview

I think Jython (initially JPython) is the first language written for the JVM (besides Java of course). For a while it was lagging quite a few versions behind CPython but seems to be catching up (2.5.1) now that Sun is supporting development.

Sun is also supporting JRuby development:


Another dynamically-typed JVM language is Groovy:


Judging from the number of books Amazon has - 6 Groovy and 5 on a Groovy framework called GRails (which mimics Ruby on Rails) -  it seems to be pretty popular.

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scala_(programming_language)#Platforms_and_license

The person who started Java (James Gosling) said in an interview that Scala (statically-typed) is the new JVM language that he is most impressed by. 

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