Oracle Adds Nashorn Support in Java-Based GraalVM
"With the rapid pace at which ECMAScript language constructs, along with APIs, are adapted and modified, we have found Nashorn challenging to maintain," Laskey explained.
Two versions of GraalVM are currently available: a free community edition and a commercial enterprise edition. The free version was built from the GraalVM sources available on GitHub, and is available for development and production use. The Enterprise Edition is designed for running critical applications in production, and comes with additional performance, security, and scalability features.
Oracle Labs is the post-acquisition Sun Microsystems Laboratories, and the only organization at the company solely devoted to research. Its researchers "look for novel approaches and methodologies, often taking on projects with high risk or uncertainty, or that are difficult to tackle within a product-development organization," the company says on its Web site.