If you are a programmer than you probably know or at least know of C++ well now a company called Digital Mars is developing the D programming lanugage.
"D is a systems programming language. Its focus is on combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with the programmer productivity of modern languages like Ruby and Python. Special attention is given to the needs of quality assurance, documentation, management, portability and reliability."
Basically this programming language is looking to combine the best of all there is out there using features from C, C++, C#, and Java as well as Python and Ruby as the quote mentions above. You can view a whole comparison of the different languages here:
Now I dont have very much experience coding other than some PHP and basic ideas of object oriented oriented programing. And as I understand it most programming languages are good for different things C++ because its fast, Ruby because its simple, Java because its easy to learn. You hear a lot of stuff like that. So I really like the idea of combining the best of all these languages because it just means it will lead to better programs and more people will be able to learn how to program.