Red Hat Introduces a New Programming Language

Psywar - April 15, 2011 02:14PM in Open Source, General News

Over the past two years Gavin King and his team of engineers from Red Hat have been working in secrecy on a new programming language. King calls this new programming language Ceylon. Ceylon is intended to be a language that people can easily learn and will make it easier for people to read and understand the code they are looking at. Ceylon's characteristics are very similar to that of the Java programming language which is one of the main features King hopes will make Ceylon a hit. It uses Java syntactics, runs on existing Java virtual machines but will remedy many shortcomings the Java program language has. King introduced Ceylon this month at a conference in Beijing and published all his documentation from that conference on his website.