Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

Learn More About Nashorn – New JavaScript Engine for Java SE 8

JDK 8 introduces Nashorn: a new JavaScript engine written in Java, which implements the Java Scripting API based on JSR-223: Scripting for the Java Platform. Nashorn takes full advantage of the latest technologies for native JVMs described in JSR-292: Supporting Dynamically Typed Languages on the JavaTM Platform.

For more information about Nashorn and other scripting features implemented on the Java Platform, see Scripting for the Java Platform.

Jim Laskey has presented a screencast titled JavaScript on the JVM during the Java 8 Launch Webcast where Nashorn was discussed in more detail.

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

JavaOne 2013: The Curious Case of JavaScript on the JVM and Teaching the Java Platform with Nashorn

During JavaOne 2013, the following conferences about the Nashorn engine, which can be used to interpret JavaScript code in a Java application or from the command line, were presented:

For more information about Nashorn, see the following sections in the JDK 8 Early Access documentation:

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

JavaOne 2013: Nashorn – JavaScript on the JVM

On Monday, September 23, James Laskey (Oracle) gave his first presentation at JavaOne 2013 entitled Nashorn: JavaScript on the JVM. He talked about Nashorn, a JavaScript engine implemented fully in Java on the JVM. It is based on the Da Vinci Machine (JSR 292) and will be available with JDK 8.

On the same day, Viktor Gamov (Farata Systems) gave a presentation entitled Nashorn: Java and JavaScript—Shaken, Not Stirred. His presentation focused on building polyglot applications with Java and JavaScript.

For more information about Nashorn, see the Nashorn User's Guide. For information about scripting on the Java platform in general, see the Java Scripting Programmer's Guide.

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