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Red Hat Puts Out Ceylon 1.0 Language, Compiler

Red Hat

Published on 13 November 2013 02:12 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat
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Red Hat is out this week with their first production release of Ceylon, a modular, modern, and statically-typed programming language for Java and JavaScript Virtual Machines. Ceylon 1.0 consists of a language specification, compiler, and Eclipse IDE integration.

Ceylon 1.0 has a command-line tool-set with compilers for Java and JavaScript, plenty of documentation and the language specification, the Ceylon SDK, and Eclipse development support. The Ceylon announcement self-describes its language as being readable, an extremely powerful type system, powerful abstractions, first-class constructs, and a unique type-safe meta-model, among other features.

For those interested in more information on Ceylon 1.0, see the Ceylon-Lang.org announcement. Ceylon has been in development for three years focusing upon Java/JavaScript VM support and interoperability with native code. The 1.0 release marks the point at which its production ready and feature complete.

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