JSweet, he said, is a light solution adding bits of Java syntax to TypeScript. "If you want to compare JSweet to TypeScript in a few words, you can say that JSweet is the same as TypeScript, but for Java. It offers an alternative to Java programmers wanting to program real Web applications. The good news is: they don't have to drop Java anymore."
Pawlak still believes Java is a good, safe language for programmers, despite what he describes as a verbose syntax and functions and generics looking "like hacks" to preserve backward compatibility. Java tooling remains efficient and scales better than other languages to program complex applications, he said.