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The Well-Grounded Java Developer: Vital techniques of Java 7 and polyglot programming

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Chapter 7. Alternative JVM languages

This chapter covers

  • Why you should use alternative JVM languages
  • Language types
  • Selection criteria for alternative languages
  • How the JVM handles alternative languages

If you’ve used Java for any sizable amount of work, you’ve probably noticed that it tends toward being a bit verbose and clumsy at times. You may even have found yourself wishing that things were different—easier somehow.

Fortunately, as you’ve seen in the last few chapters, the JVM is awesome! So awesome, in fact, that it provides a natural home for programming languages other than Java. In this chapter, we’ll show you why and how you might want to start mixing another JVM programming language into your project.

In this chapter, we’ll ...

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