Oracle pits GraalVM against Google Go

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Oracle is positioning GraalVM, the company’s open source, polyglot virtual machine, as a substitute or replacement for Google’s Go (golang). 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.

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4 Python test frameworks to crush your bugs

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Enterprise software needs tests the way buildings need fire and safety inspections. If you know certain electrical conditions or structural issues could lead to catastrophe, you look for them not just once but again and again. Likewise, if you want to guard against certain problems or conditions in your software application, writing tests for them ensures that they won’t ever escape into production.

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