Dynamic languages and virtual machines

Dynamic languages and virtual machines. What about robustness? In a world where computation lived within a single VM, strong type-checking and bytecode verification may have been reasons to prefer languages such as C# and Java. But we don't live in that world any more. Computation is distributed; interfaces are language neutral and document oriented; cross-domain trust is a work in progress. In these circumstances, dynamic languages — which neither the Java nor .Net VMs yet fully embrace — may be the best way to tame the services network we are now constructing. [Full story at InfoWorld.com] [Jon's Radio]

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