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:
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...
Founder and Organizer, JNation
|Dr. Chris Seaton, PhD
Research Manager, Virtual Machine Group, Oracle Labs
Lead Developer Advocate, GraalVM, Oracle Labs
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