Engineers at Google have come up with Noop, a new language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Noop, “(pronounced noh-awp, like the machine instruction) is a new language that attempts to blend the best lessons of languages old and new, while syntactically encouraging industry best-practices and discouraging the worst offenses,” according to a description of the language on the Noop language web site. Noop supports dependency injection in the language, testability and immutability. Other key characteristics of Noop include: “Readable code is more important than any syntax feature; Executable documentation that’s never out-of-date; and Properties, strong typing, and sensible modern stdlib,” the Noop site said.
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