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Towards a Universal VM

Posted by Alex Buckley  on  Jun 04, 2010

Alex Buckley presents some of the challenges for JVM to become a universal virtual machine, serving the needs of Java and non-Java languages, being useful both to statically and dynamically-typed languages, and supporting an ever growing number of languages and their features targeting the platform.

Evolving the Java Platform

Posted by Ola Bini  on  Mar 23, 2009 1

In this presentation recorded at QCon London 2008, Ola Bini talks about the current status of the JVM regarding languages running on top of it and the need to evolve in order to support dynamic languages.

Running PHP on the JVM with P8

Posted by Rob Nicholson  on  Oct 31, 2008 1

In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, Robert Nicholson discusses P8, an implementation of PHP on the JVM. Topics covered include the reasons for bringing PHP to the JVM, an overview of PHP and P8, PHP characteristics, the JVM method length limit, how PHP functions are compiled, InvokeDynamic (JSR 292) and PHP Functions, PHP values and Unicode strings in PHP.

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