This page describes an example of a polyglot application you can run with GraalVM.
1. Download or clone the repository and navigate into the
2. Build the benchmark. You can manually execute
npm install, but there is also a
build.sh script included for your convenience:
3. Export the GraalVM home directory as the
$GRAALVM_HOME and add
to the path, using a command-line shell for Linux:
Note that your paths are likely to be different depending on the download location.
- This application contains R code. The R language support is not enabled by default in GraalVM, and you need to install the R language plugin:
$GRAALVM_HOME/bin/gu install R
Running the Application
To run the application, you need to execute the
You can run it with the following command (or run the
$GRAALVM_HOME/bin/node --polyglot --jvm server.js
If you would like to run the benchmark on a different instance of Node,
you can run it with whatever
node you have. However, presumably, the polyglot
capability will not be supported.
Debugging Polyglot Applications
GraalVM also supports debugging of polyglot applications and provides a built-in
implementation of the Chrome DevTools Protocol. Add the
--inspect parameter to the command line, open the URL the application
prints at the startup in the Chrome browser, and start debugging: set breakpoints,
Note about the Application
For brevity, this sample application contains large snippets of code inside the strings. This is not the best approach for structuring polyglot applications, but it is the easiest way to demonstrate polyglot capabilities in a single file.