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Nashorn, the JavaScript Implementation in Java 8

January 30, 2013 By: Yolande Poirier

In this Interview, Marcus Lagergren, who works on the dynamic language team at Oracle, discussed the Nashorn project. "Nashorn is the JavaScript runtime based on InvokeDynamic for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)" he explains. The Nashorn project is now part of the OpenJDK

The performance is much better than its predecessor Rhino. "We totally blow it out of the water now that we have specific tools to run other things than Java on the JVM." Marcus commented. "The pluggability between JavaScript and Java is another good thing" he added.

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