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.
Alex Buckley maintains the Java Language Specification and Java VM Specification at Oracle Corporation. He leads projects to evolve the Java platform with closures (OpenJDK Project Lambda), modularity (JSR 294), and better annotations (JSR 308). He collaborates widely with experts in academia, industry, and standards bodies, and holds a Ph.D. in Computing from Imperial College London.
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