It's been a long three years since my first posts on this site describing our ideas for the Ceylon language. Now, finally, Ceylon 1.0 is feature complete. From the announcement on ceylon-lang.org:
Simultaneously, we're releasing Ceylon IDE 1.0 beta, the latest iteration of our full-featured Eclipse-based development environment.
- a complete formal language specification that defines the syntax and semantics of Ceylon in language accessible to the professional developer,
- a powerful module architecture for code organization, dependency management, and module isolation at runtime, and
- the language module, our minimal, cross-platform foundation of the Ceylon SDK.
The team has now switched into bug-fix/performance-enhancement mode, as we prepare for a final release.
Yeah, yeah, three years is a long time, and it's taken longer than I had hoped to get to a 1.0 release. OTOH, we're releasing a lot more than I had expected to have for 1.0. I never imagined that we would have stuff like Ceylon Herd and the IDE ready for Ceylon 1.0.
We have a great little community working on Ceylon development, and I would like to welcome you guys to join us over there, now that we're ready for people to really start making use of Ceylon in their projects!