QotD: Peter Wayner on Programming trend No. 1

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Programming trend No. 1: The JVM is not just for Java anymore

A long time ago, Sun created Java and shared the virtual machine with the world. By the time Microsoft created C#, people recognized that the VM didn't have to be limited to one language. Anything that could be transformed into the byte code could use it.

Now, it seems that everyone is building their language to do just that. Leave the job of building a virtual machine to Sun/Oracle, and concentrate your efforts on the syntactic bells and structural whistles, goes the mantra today.

Peter Wayner in an article on "11 programming trends to watch" at ITWorld.

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