Tuesday, April 3, 2007

One Language to Rule Them All

A discussion on LtU about the Next Big language, the next Java or something like it. Links to the post by Steve Yegge too. Once again Scala is mentioned as a fine language that anyone needing to develop for the JVM should try.

I don't believe Scala will be the next big language, but it really is fine. At the moment I'm finishing implementation of a simple distributed system written in Scala. It had to run on the JVM to communicate with other Java programs. It was a breeze to do, thanks to the Actors library. Scala's type system is quite interesting too, I plan on giving more attention to it when I have the time.

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