Java, Scala, Ceylon: Evolution in the JVM Petri Dish

Ceylon is a marvelous new JVM language from Gavin King, the creator of Hibernate. It enters a crowded field — ever since Martin Odersky’s pioneering Scala language demonstrated the possibility for non-Java languages to target JVM byte code, the JVM-based language scene has assumed the growth profile of an unpeeled egg microwaved for 5 minutes on HIGH.…