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Ceylon M4 released

Posted by Gavin King    |    Oct 30, 2012    |    Tagged as Ceylon

In case you missed it, we just released the fourth milestone of Ceylon and Ceylon IDE. The next release will be the feature-complete Ceylon 1.0 beta, now due in January. We've also pushed a major update to Ceylon Herd.

This is the first release of Ceylon IDE to include complete support for compilation to JavaScript and execution on Node.js.(Since M3, the Ceylon compiler has offered the option of compiling a Ceylon module to a CommonJS module) I personally love being able to write a snatch of Ceylon code and then watch it execute on both the JVM and Node, all from directly within Eclipse.

Another cool new features of the language is the assert statement. If assertions doesn't sound that cool or new to you, then I bet you have not yet seen Ceylon's unique spin on the concept. You can read more about it at the Ceylon blog.

(P.S. I'm now mostly blogging over at the Ceylon site, and on Google plus, but I'll still post items here from time to time.)

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