Talk: 17:25-18:10 (English)
JS, Rust, Python and the Holy Graal
In the old times, way back, Java used to be the only JVM language. Later on, a few other players entered the field, such as Jython and JRuby. But those were just for scripting, right? It didn’t take long for compiled languages to catch up. With Scala and Kotlin, we have definitely entered the age of polyglot programming on the JVM. The Truffle project – part of GraalVM – is a promising approach to make it easy, efficient, and seamless to run alternative languages on the same VM as Java. This talk will look at the new age of polyglot programming and all the cool things we can do with it.
Lars is a consultant with INNOQ in Munich, Germany. He has been using Scala for quite a while now, and is known as one of the founders of the Typelevel initiative which is dedicated to providing principled, type-driven Scala libraries in a friendly, welcoming environment. A frequent conference speaker and community representative at the Scala Center Advisory Board, he is active in the open source community, particularly in Scala. He also enjoys programming in and talking about Haskell, Prolog, and Rust.