Break New Ground

Podcast: Polyglot Programming and GraalVM

Bob Rhubart
Community Manager, Oracle Groundbreakers Team

How many programming languages are there? I won’t venture a guess. There must be dozens, if not hundreds. The 2018 State of the Octoverse Report from Github identified the following as the top ten most popular languages among GitHub contributors:

  1. JavaScript
  2. Java
  3. Python
  4. PHP
  5. C++
  1. C#
  2. TypeScript
  3. Shell
  4. C
  5. Ruby

So the word “polyglot” definitely describes the world of the software coder.

Polyglot programming is certainly nothing new, but as the number of languages grows, and as language preferences among coders continue to evolve, what happens to decisions about which language to use in a particular project? In this program we'll explore the meaning and evolution of polyglot programming, examine the benefits and challenges of mixing and matching different languages, and then discuss the GraalVM project and its impact on polyglot programming.

This is Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast #364. It was recorded on Monday February 11, 2019. Time to listen...

The Panelists

Listed alphabetically
Roberto Cortez Roberto Cortez
Java Champion
Founder and Organizer, JNation
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Dr. Chris Seaton Dr. Chris Seaton, PhD
Research Manager, Virtual Machine Group, Oracle Labs
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Oleg Selajev Oleg Selajev
Lead Developer Advocate, GraalVM, Oracle Labs
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