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What is BoxLang? Open South Code 2024

Maria Jose Herrera June 26, 2024

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Maria Jose Herrera

June 26, 2024

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BoxLang: A New JVM Language for Productivity and Modularity!

Recap of Luis Majano's Presentation at Open South Code 2024 in Málaga, Spain, on June 21st-22nd, 2024. Discover the future of multi-runtime development with BoxLang, the dynamic, modular, and productive new JVM language. Unveiled by Luis Majano at Open South Code 2024, BoxLang offers 100% interoperability with Java, seamless transition from CFML, and powerful IDE tools. Adaptable to various platforms, BoxLang merges modern features with traditional familiarity, setting a new standard in web development.

Introduction to BoxLang: June 2024

Our code must adapt to an ever-changing world. Whether coding for the web, tablets, APIs, or serverless applications, multi-runtime development is the future. BoxLang is here to lead the way.

Video Presentation


Key Features of BoxLang


Dynamic. Modular. Productive.

  • BoxLang redefines development with its dynamic nature, empowering developers to craft expressive and functional code effortlessly.
  • Its modular architecture prioritizes flexibility, allowing seamless integration into existing ecosystems.

Interoperability at its Core

  • With 100% interoperability with Java, BoxLang bridges traditional and modern development paradigms, unlocking new possibilities for innovation and collaboration.

Multi-Runtime Compatibility

  • BoxLang is designed to enhance and adapt according to its runtime, from the tiny 2MB operating system binary to running on CommandBox, Jakarta EE, AWS Lambda, Microsoft Functions, Web Assembly, Android, and more.

Fusion of Modernity and Tradition

  • Experience features inspired by CFML, Node, Ruby, Kotlin, Java, and Clojure, combined with the familiarity of Java bytecode compilation.

Empowering Transition with Transpiler Support

  • The transition from CFML to BoxLang seamlessly with our JIT transpiler, facilitating smooth migration and preserving existing code investments.

Unlocking Creativity with IDE Tools

  • Unleash your creativity with powerful IDE tools tailored for BoxLang. These tools provide an intuitive development experience and streamline your workflow.

Watch the Presentation and Review the Slides


Did you miss the live presentation? No worries! You can catch up on all the details and insights shared by Luis Majano:

  • Watch the Video Presentation for a comprehensive overview of BoxLang, its features, and how it can transform your development workflow.
  • Review the Slide Deck Explore the detailed slides from the presentation to understand the finer points of BoxLang's architecture and advantages.

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