Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Episode 2. Tales of Microsoft, JavaScript as Bytecode, Java as the new Cobol, and of Orphaned Groovy/Grail Kids!

Ooof, we start this podcast with the news that Microsoft is coming to our turf and is introducing their core .net libraries for Mac and Linux. We then dive into this theory of JS being the Bytecode of the web (Java Webstart, you tried). Then we got called "old", as in Cobol old (getoffmyLawn!) to finally talk about Groovy, Grails and what does it mean when a project loses its "home". Always entertaining, with a lot of opinions abound!


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Links and such.

 - The Java Council, the "Other" Java Newscast ;) (http://virtualjug.com/podcast/)

 - Microsoft releases .net core for Mac/Linux (http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/29/microsoft-releases-net-core-preview-for-mac-and-linux/)

 - Grails finds home at Object Computing (http://www.infoworld.com/article/2909679/java/grails-web-framework-finds-home-at-object-computing.html)