Tuesday Feb 12, 2013

ClojureScript REPL - If you build it, they will come!

Together with Attila Szegedi, also from the Java language team, I attended the very successful JFokus conference in Stockholm last week. I gave a talk about Nashorn and on implementing dynamic languages on the JVM in general. It seemed well received by the audience.

We also bumped into Bodil Stokke, of Catnip fame, there. Normally, as a Clojure open source developer, you just don't walk into the Oracle office, but we invited her over anyway and told the infrastructure orcs to stay under their desks. After depositing the ring she brought with her inside the big red volcano, we discussed Nashorn and other things for a bit.

A couple of days later, Bodil has made available an awesome ClojureScript REPL for Nashorn. Standard Clojure doesn't rely on invokedynamic for its implementation, but now can we can play with a ClojureScript that does. Neat.

 The javax.scripting API indeed enables some pretty powerful stuff.

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