Thursday, December 09, 2004

Dynamic Languages for the JVM

How I miss the days of developing in Smalltalk (-80 2.5 on Macs). Recently I revisited it and was astonished to find how used have I got to the not so great syntax of Java (although JDK 1.5 remedies that just a little bit). It's great to hear about Sun's interest in supporting dynamic languages on the JVM. My interest in this area comes from that not only dynamic languages are more succinct, elegant and easier, but also I forsee the days when programming can become as easy as writing a note, which everyone can do. Today we have casual users publishing blogs and linking them to the blogs of others. Tomorrow we will see the average Joe putting together little apps and linking to each other's.