I couldn't get node.js to compile and I am not enough of a C/C++ geek to sort out the compiler options. Haven't looked at Nashorn but if it is part of Java 8 we'd probably have to see what IBM does with the JVM on i.

It is quite remarkable how Javascript has come back front and center of web development after being written off in it's early life. The security enhancements that browsers have implemented have made JS a solid tool in developing web apps.

Pete Helgren
GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java

On 1/3/2013 9:54 AM, Dean, Robert wrote:
The V8 engine is apparently tied to the Intel architecture, which would complicate doing and maintaining a port. Unless someone finishes a V8-to-POWER port, there isn't much hope for a native solution.

However, it might be premature to rule out a Java vector....

Oracle has been working on a replacement JavaScript engine called Nashorn, which is ES5 compliant and makes use of core architectural changes in Java 7+ that provide a performance boost for dynamic languages. Nashorn will replace Rhino as the JS engine in Java 8. Mozilla hasn't put any resources behind Rhino in years, and it's fallen behind in both performance and compliance.

Oracle apparently demo'd some things using Nashorn at JavaOne, including a build of Chrome that uses Nashorn instead of V8 and a port of "Node APIs" to Nashorn.

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