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Javascript for Java (ie JVM)

One of the exciting developments in the recent JDK-8 release is the integration of the Nashorn Javascript engine.

Vertically integrated Javascript web application development

Nashorn allows for the development of applications in the Javascript language on the JVM, what this means in general is that you can build both the frontend and backend of web applications in the same language, ie Javascript.


What's in it for you

Vertically integrated Javascript development has great appeal as can be attested to by the popularity of NodeJS. For the JVM this offers massive opportunity. Currently a lot of businesses with JVM infrastructure are constrained by their inability to staff for their Java developer needs. With technology such as Nashorn, a JVM shop doesn't need to demand Java skills, instead as a JVM shop you can hire developers already skilled in Javascript and put them to work building your business applications while still taking full advantage of the massive JVM technology platfor…