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Ceylon 1.1.0 is now available

Ceylon 1.1.0 is now available

Ten whole months in the making, this is the biggest release of Ceylon so far! Ceylon 1.1.0 incorporates oodles of enhancements and bugfixes, with well over 1400 issues closed.

Ceylon is a modern, modular, statically typed programming language for the Java and JavaScript virtual machines. The language features a flexible and very readable syntax, a unique and uncommonly elegant static type system, a powerful module architecture, and excellent tooling, including an awesome Eclipse-based IDE.

Ceylon enables the development of cross-platform modules that execute portably in both virtual machine environments. Alternatively, a Ceylon module may target one or the other platform, in which case it may interoperate with native code written for that platform.

For the end user, the most significant improvements in Ceylon 1.1 are:

  • performance enhancements, especially to compilation times in the IDE,
  • even smoother interoperation with Java overloading and Java generics,
  • out of the box support for deployment of Ceylon modules on OSGi containers,
  • enhancements to the Ceylon SDK, including the new platform modules ceylon.promise, ceylon.locale, and ceylon.logging, along with many improvements to ceylon.language, ceylon.collection, and ceylon.test,
  • many new features and improvements in Ceylon IDE, including
  • ceylon.formatter, a high-quality code formatter written in Ceylon,
  • support for command line tool plugins, including the new ceylon format and ceylon build plugins, and
  • integration with vert.x.

A longer list of changes may be found here.