Ceylon, RedHat’s strongly statically typed language for the JVM, has reached version 1.3. Released one year after version 1.2, Ceylon 1.3 is a major release bringing Android support, npm integration, and a plugin for IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio, besides new language features and improvements.
Ceylon, Node.js and Atom have all seen stable upgrades this week, and we have decided to write a common post covering most notable features and enhancements that come with these new versions.
Ceylon 1.1 comes with dynamic interfaces, use-site variance, OSGi and Vert.x deployment, ceylon.promise module, IDE enhancements, compiler performance improvements and others.
Earlier this week, the first milestone of Ceylon IDE was released, bringing an IDE to the Ceylon language, which saw its first milestone at the end of December. Read on to find out more.
Gavin King, creator of Hibernate, gave a presentation at QCon Beijing on the Ceylon JVM language. Ceylon addresses some limitations of the Java programming language although the project is near the inception phase, with no compiler or IDE support. Since its existence leaked out over twitter, there has been a lot of speculation about the language; read on to find out more from Gavin King