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Crystal goes 1.0  ↦

Congrats to the entire Crystal team and community on the big One O!

Crystal, a new object-oriented, compiled systems programming language that aims to blend the conciseness and friendliness of Ruby with the efficiency of C, recently released its first major version. Crystal 1.0 has a syntax close to Ruby’s and features statically inferred types, C bindings, and macros. Crystal may attract developers with a Ruby/Rails, Elixir/Phoenix background.

This has been a long time in the making. Can you believe it’s been five years since we had Ary and Juan on The Changelog? On that episode we discussed what it would take to get Crystal to 1.0…


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