Oracle pits GraalVM against Google Go

Oracle pits GraalVM against Google Go

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, as a substitute or replacement for . Described as a “universal VM,” GraalVM can run applications written in JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C, and C++, and JVM languages including Java, Kotlin, and Scala. 

The Oracle developers behind the project say that GraalVM, like Go, offers fast startup and a small memory footprint. But with GraalVM, developers can still leverage the Java ecosystem. Further, these languages can be interoperable in the shared runtime, supporting the ability to pass a JavaScript object to Python, for example. GraalVM also offers ahead-of-time compilation for Java code.

GraalVM is currently based on . However, GraalVM 19.3, due in October 2019, will be based on , which arrived in September 2018. By moving to Java 11, which is a long-term support release of Java, GraalVM will enable users to take advantage of the Java module system for applications (introduced in ) and garbage collection optimizations (introduced in Java 11). Another improvement eyed for GraalVM is an ARM64 back-end, which will also depend on Java 11. 

GraalVM is used by organizations such as Twitter. It is available in an open source community edition and in a .

Where to download GraalVM

You can from graalvm.org.