❯ Guillaume Laforge

InfoQ's readers JVM languages research

InfoQ is running a reader-driven survey titled “What’s your next JVM language”.

Among the candidates to be ranked, you’ll find:

  • Groovy
  • Java 8
  • Ceylon
  • Kotlin
  • Clojure
  • Scala
  • Xtend
  • Fantom
  • Mirah

As well as the languages ported to the JVM like:

  • JRuby
  • Jython
  • Javascript (Rhino and soon Nashorn)
  • Erlang
  • Scheme

The interesting aspect of the survey is that it’s not just a mere poll, but you can rank those JVM languages across two criterion: the percentage of lines of code (less or more), and the adoption (like now, in 3 months, in a year). It certainly gives more perspective than a mere poll on your favorite language. The downside might be that it’s too easy to rank the ones you dislike negatively without objectivity, but well, polls are like that too :-)

If you’re a Groovy fan like me, be sure to put Groovy in the lower left hand corner ;-)