EC Tech JVM Language Series

There will be a set of hands-on sessions with JVM languages for EC Tech that I will be hosting for this coming season.  What happened was, I was looking up a new TV diet called the GOLO diet when I ran across the GOLO language.  After reading about it, I realized there was a lot of this going on, such as with Kotlin on the INtelliJ they are heavily advertising, and the new Javascript library in Java 8 that runs on the JVM.  So,

This nice blog lists a few JVM languages — and posts this classic quote:

Learn at least one new language every year. Different languages solve the same problems in different ways. By learning several different approaches, you can help broaden your thinking and avoid getting stuck in a rut.
-The Pragmatic Programmer, Tip #8 “Invest Regularly in Your Knowledge Portfolio”, Andrew Hunt & David, Addison Wesley, 1999.

and though I do a lot of Groovy and love some of it versus Java, and love Java vs, it, well:

  • Why not re-look at some languages for fun?
  • See how the class files compile down with a compiler/decompiler on standard code examples?
  • Try a use case for each language they say they are good at?

And another list of languages on the JVM.

Hands on.  And drinks.

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