Gavin King leads the Ceylon project at Red Hat. Gavin is the creator of Hibernate, a popular object/relational persistence solution for Java, and the Seam Framework, an application framework for enterprise Java. He's contributed to the Java Community Process as JBoss and then Red Hat representative for the EJB and JPA specifications and as lead of the CDI specification.
Gavin now works full time on Ceylon, polishing the language specification, developing the compiler frontend, and thinking about the SDK and future of the platform. He's still a fan of Java, and of other languages, especially Smalltalk, Python, and ML.
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To celebrate the recent release of Ceylon 1.0, we're putting on a one-day free conference in Paris on Friday, January 24.
This is the second release of the Ceylon compiler and other command line tools.
Great, I'm finally able to write, compile, and run Ceylon code that uses Java libraries from within Ceylon IDE:
Haha! Try compiling this Java code:
This is a gorgeous, perfect example of precisely how not to engage in debate over technical issues. I won't respond point-by-point, because the post is mainly self-refuting, but it does amuse me to highlight the following: