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Bummer, I was really interested in Fortress. There really seemed to be some interesting stuff going on there. Ah well, maybe some of the research will help with Java or something else down the road.

Or, perhaps some plucky startup will pick up the technology and next week we'll see a headline "Startup raises $4M to develop Fortress" or something of that ilk.

VCs are interested in spending millions on programming language R&D? Where do I sign up?

Interesting! Not only did they invest in them, they did so explicitly because of Scala. Still, I suspect they'd have had a much harder pitch without Java compatibility; a quick review of their materials seems to suggest that bringing existing technology to a Java environment, rather than developing new technology, is Typesafe's business.

> "Startup raises $4M to develop Fortress"


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