chris webster wrote:As a very rusty Java programmer with an interest in other JVM languages, this book looks like a very interesting mix of key Java concepts and polyglot programming: exactly what I'm looking for to resurrect and improve my JVM-based skills.
So I'd like to ask if this is where you see the Java platform heading?
About half your book seems to be on other JVM languages, but some of these have been around for some time (e.g. Groovy) yet still have not really taken off in mainstream development, some may slowly be starting to gain traction in the mainstream (Scala), while Clojure is so different from mainstream languages outside academia that it may have more trouble getting into many organisations, especially the big outsourced development houses that depend on large numbers of relatively inexperienced (and thus cheap and interchangeable) developers.
So do you see the polyglot model taking off on a large scale, as Java did, or is it likely to remain something of a niche?
Martijn Verburg wrote:Groovy (which has a nice GUI console built in for you to try things) is a great language to start with because it's so Java like (*confession* I learned Groovy about 18 months ago for the book, and I started writing after about 1/2 day of tinkering, it's that easy).
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