In the last number of years there has been a boom in the creation of new computer languages. Some might wonder why we need so many new languages but one thing I have found is that software developers can be very passionate about software languages.
Another gratifying trend is the ‘almost natural’ step for language communities to provide tooling support based 0n Eclipse. One of the highlights at EclipseCon 2012 is the opportunity to learn and see the support being developed for many of these languages. A quick summary of the language support you can see at EclipseCon 2012:
Lua might not be a new language but it certainly seems to be gaining momentum, especially in the embedded and M2M industry. Lua tooling on steroids will demonstrate the current status of the Eclipse Koneki project which aims to provide a first-class Lua IDE.
Ceylon is a new JVM based language, developed at RedHat, positioned as a language for writing large programs in a team environment. Ceylon – the language and its tools should give a nice overview of the new language and the tools they have built based on Eclipse.
If you want to learn about new languages and their tools, then EclipseCon 2012 will have be a great place to be.