List of JVM languages
This list of JVM Languages comprises notable computer programming languages that are used to produce software that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Some of these languages are interpreted by a Java program, and some are compiled to Java bytecode and JIT-compiled during execution as regular Java programs to improve performance.
Apart from the Java language itself, the most common or well-known JVM languages are:
- Clojure, a Lisp dialect
- Groovy, a programming and scripting language
- Scala, an object-oriented and functional programming language
- JRuby, an implementation of Ruby
- Jython, an implementation of Python
JVM implementations of existing languages
|BBx||BBj is a superset of BBx, PRO/5, and Visual PRO/5.|
|C||C to Java Virtual Machine compilers|
|Common Lisp||Armed Bear Common Lisp
|Perl 6||Rakudo Perl 6|
New languages with JVM implementations
- Ateji PX, an extension of Java for easy parallel programming on multicore, GPU, Grid and Cloud
- BBj, an object-oriented language for business applications
- BeanShell, a scripting language whose syntax is close to Java
- Ceylon, a Java competitor from Red Hat
- CFML, a scripting language compiled to Java, used on the ColdFusion or Railo application servers
- CAL, a Haskell-inspired functional language
- E language has an implementation on the JVM
- Flow Java
- Fortress, a language designed by Sun as a successor to Fortran, mainly for parallel scientific computing. Product development was taken over by Oracle when Sun was purchased. Oracle then stopped development in 2012 according to Dr. Dobb's.
- Frege, a non-strict, pure functional programming language in the spirit of Haskell
- Golo, a simple, dynamic, weakly-typed language for the JVM developed at Institut_national_des_sciences_appliquées_de_Lyon, France, now an incubating project at the Eclipse Software Foundation.
- Gosu, an extensible type-system language compiled to Java bytecode
- Ioke, a prototype-based language somewhat reminiscent of Io, with similarities to Ruby, Lisp and Smalltalk
- Join Java, a language that extends Java with the join semantics of the join-calculus
- Kotlin, a statically-typed language from JetBrains, the developers of IntelliJ IDEA
- Mirah, a customizable language featuring type inference and a highly Ruby-inspired syntax
- NetLogo, a multi-agent language
- Noop, a language built with testability as a major focus
- Pizza, a superset of Java with function pointers and algebraic data types
- Processing, a visualization and animation language and framework based on Java with a Java-like syntax
- X10, a language designed by IBM, featuring constrained types and a focus on concurrency and distribution
- Xtend, an object-oriented, functional, and imperative programming language built by the Eclipse foundation, featuring very tight Java interoperability, with a focus on extension methods and lambdas, and rich tooling
- Java Virtual Machine (Support for Dynamic Languages section)
- Da Vinci Machine
- List of languages following the CLI spec, Microsoft's response to JVM
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