It appears that Java may have some healthy competition, a language called Ceylon is on the move. Ceylon was designed to fix the problems of Java but still run on the Java Virtual Machine. Although a third party has referred to Ceylon as a “Java killer,” analysts believe that Ceylon is more likely to join a list of languages that make of the JVM. Java will most likely remain to be the core component of enterprise computing, but with Ceylon, JRuby, Scala, and Jython, offer a new choice for developers.
Currently Java and Microsoft’s .Net remain as the most popular development platforms for businesses. If Ceylon were to “go big,” it would have to compete with the top dogs in the industry of scripting.