The rationale for Ceylon, Red Hat’s new programming language

“Red Hat engineer Gavin King, the creator of Hibernate, is
developing a new programming language for enterprise software
development. His team at Red Hat has apparently been working on the
grammar in secrecy for two years and is finally opening it up for

“The new language, which is called Ceylon, is intended to remedy
what King views as fundamental shortcomings of the Java programming
language. It’s more succinct and expressive but is designed to be
easy to read and learn. It will run on existing Java virtual
machines and draws on many of Java strengths while addressing some
key limitations.”

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