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Introducing the Ceylon Project



As Java continues to age, many developers ask how a language for general purpose & business computing would look if designed today. The result is Ceylon - a prototype language for the JVM which attempts to combine the strengths of Java with the power of higher order functions and declarative programming. This talk from QCon Beijing 2011, Gavin King introduces Ceylon for the first time.


Gavin King is the founder of the Hibernate project, the leading persistence solution for Java, and the creator of Seam, an application framework for Java EE 5. He leads JSR-299 (Web Beans) and was an active member of the JSR-220 (EJB 3.0) and JSR-250 (Common Annotations) expert groups, where he contributed heavily to the design of EJB 3.0 and JPA.

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QCon is a conference that is organized by the community, for the community.The result is a high quality conference experience where a tremendous amount of attention and investment has gone into having the best content on the most important topics presented by the leaders in our community.QCon is designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers.

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Apr 26, 2011