A couple of years ago I worked in a project with a Python backend. As I had only used python as a script language before I soon grew to really love the powerful interactive console that let me explore and learn the language (and which saved me a few hours of debugging every week). The interactive console is the thing I miss most when I’m in my Java codebase, but fear not, with JDK9 we as Java developers will also gain the benefit of a REPL!
If you have 3 minutes over, take a quick look as I scratch on the surface of JShell
JDK9 is out in early access so check it out!
Over n out