Ceylon 1.2.2 Releases With Fixes and New Features

Posted 3/12/2016 7:26:27 AM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Ceylon 1.2.2 Releases With Fixes and New Features
Ceylon, the modular, statically typed programming language for the Java and JavaScript virtual machines, just released version 1.2.2 with over 70 fixes and additional features.

Some of the changes in the new release include:   

 - Complete language specification that defines the syntax and semantics of Ceylon in language accessible to the professional developer,

 - Command line toolset including compilers for Java and JavaScript, a documentation compiler, a test runner, a WAR archive packager, and support for executing modular programs on the JVM and Node.js,

 - Powerful module architecture for code organization, dependency management, and module isolation at runtime.

 - Language module, a minimal, cross-platform foundation of the Ceylon SDK, an

 - Full-featured Eclipse-based integrated development environment.

Sadly, on the JavaScript backend, Ceylon had to break binary compatibility to fix serious interoperation issues, and so modules compiled for 1.2.2 and 1.2.0 are not compatible. Versions 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 are binary compatible but can still give problems when used together. They  recommend you upgrade your distribution to 1.2.2 and recompile your modules.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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