- It’s … “easy” to use (if you are not using its true syntaxic power): If you ever did some web programming you know the basics to start writing some code and it offers a wide-range of “IDEs”, any Notepad++, Emacs, TextMate or Eclipse is enough to get you started.
- It’s easily extensible with Object-Oriented-Programming features and prototyping: There are many frameworks that you might have used, e.g., JQuery, Dojo, it’s interesting to see the power of the language when you have a chance to dive in some of their functions.
In summary, studying Nashorn is very fun: exploring the technology, downloading/building the openJDK, running the samples, writing my demo application to test JVM monitoring and, specially, annoying Jim, Marcus and Attila throughout the process.
Yeah, that’s it for today. Stay tuned for more posts about Nashorn.