Playing With Nashorn Scripting Features

Nashorn is shipped with Java 8 and can be used as a system scripting language with seamless Java integration.

One of the killer features is the IDE support. In contrary to batch files or shell scripts, Nashorn is JavaScript (ECMA-262, edition 5.1) and is supported in the IDE with syntax highlighting, code-completion and direct integration with Java ecosystem. Even executable native system scripts can be easily debugged:

Static Page Generator (SPG) is another example of executable Nashorn script example.

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it's funny, that I cannot see the HTML5/JS tab in Options. Nor I have the JS Library project available. Can it be, that you are using some plugins? I have NetBeans 8.0.2 full installation.


Posted by zemiak on April 20, 2015 at 06:12 PM CEST #

and the answer is: use one of the recent nightly builds

Posted by zemiak on April 22, 2015 at 02:30 PM CEST #

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