Optimizing code is an important performance step in the overall life-cycle of an application. But with so many JVM-compatible language, have you ever wondered if one language performs better than another? In this post, Berlin Brown tries to answer the question using a series of performance metrics and tests using Scala, Clojure, JRuby and just Java Read Berlin Brown's entire post 'JVM Notebook: Basic Clojure, Java and JVM Language performance': http://berlinbrowndev.blogspot.com/2009/07/jvm-notebook-basic-clojure-java-and-jvm.html