Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Nov 2011 22:55 UTC, submitted by fran
General Development "Ceylon is a programming language for writing large programs in a team environment. The language is elegant, highly readable, extremely typesafe, and makes it easy to get things done. And it's easy to learn for programmers who are familiar with mainstream languages used in business computing. Ceylon has a full-featured Eclipse-based development environment, allowing developers to take best advantage of the powerful static type system. Programs written in Ceylon execute on any JVM."
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by kragil on Sat 26th Nov 2011 00:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
kragil
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2006-01-04

Only problem is that everybody and his dog want to do a new more productive JVM language.(Scala, Clojure, Groovy, Xtend, Fantom, $RandomIsland(Ceylon,Kotlin etc))
They will all have one thing in common: "Not enough traction"
I would like to see the majority of Eclipse Foundation members agreeing on one blessed statically typed alternative to Java.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Alfman on Sat 26th Nov 2011 06:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2011-01-28

You may be more right than you know. I find myself guilty of not using the best languages for the job simply because they're not popular enough. In order for a platform to thrive, there need to be others in the ecosystem taking up commitments to push it forwards. Without sufficient backing, regardless of merit, it can never reach a high potential.


The truth of the matter is that these languages will sink or float based on their abilities to market themselves to big players who have the momentum to affect change.

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