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Oracle Wants To Embed JavaScript In Java Code

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Published on 26 November 2012 03:26 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle
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Oracle presented a new project in recent names that is named Nashorn. The Nashorn Project comes down to a high-performance JavaScript run-time for OpenJDK and can be used so developers can embed JavaScript within Java code.

Nashorn was an internal Oracle project now being opened up that implements a lightweight high-performance JavaScript run-time within Java while also running on the JVM (Java Virtual Machine). Nashorn is basically a JavaScript engine for OpenJDK that could be used for standalone JavaScript applications or JavaScript accessed from Java code via certain APIs.

With the JavaScript to JVM Bytecode conversion process, ECMA-263 and ECMScript 5.1 are intended to be supported as well. While Oracle has opened up Nashorn, it's up to the OpenJDK members to decide whether to take it on as part of OpenJDK.

More details on Oracle's Nashorn project can be found in this openjdk.java.net mailing list post.

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