Bloom, a language for disordered (whut!) distributed programming with powerful consistency analysis and concise, familiar syntax (the prototype is built on Ruby):
Traditional languages like Java and C are based on the von Neumann model, where a program counter steps through individual instructions in order. Distributed systems don’t work like that. Much of the pain in traditional distributed programming comes from this mismatch: programmers are expected to bridge from an ordered programming model into a disordered reality that executes their code. Bloom was designed to match–and exploit–the disorderly reality of distributed systems. Bloom programmers write programs made up of unordered collections of statements, and are given constructs to impose order when needed.
Interested to see how languages will push the assumption that time proceeds from earlier to later as one reads down a source file.