JavaScript + Other Languages | Development on Various Platforms | Scoop.it

JAVASCRIPT IS GREAT:

Runs in all browsers

Familiar syntax

Dynamic typing

OTHER LANGUAGES ARE GREAT TOO:

Existing code

Developer tools

Static typing

MIXING LANGUAGES:

When useful, gives you the best parts of multiple languages

GOING THROUGH JAVASCRIPT:

Might seem like an odd solution

But replacing JavaScript with anything else would slow down the web

Adding another virtual machine (VM) alongside JavaScript is complicated (cross-VM GC, etc.)

Consensus to standardize any such change would be very hard

 


Via Jan Hesse