C++17 formally approved

C++17 was patiently awaiting the final stages of formal ISO approval and publication. The committee first announced the C++17 standard was complete in April 2017, and now, the last major ballot was completed, according to Herb Sutter, an experienced software development leader, on his blog. The C++17 DIS ballot came back with 100% approval, which means … continue reading

Oracle Open Source Library now available to C and C++ developers

The production release of the Oracle Database Programming Interface for C (ODPI-C), which gives more streamlined access to C and C++ developers to Oracle Database, has been launched on GitHub. The open-source wrapper is aimed primarily at language interface developers, allowing users to quickly call more common features of the Oracle Call Interface (OCI), the … continue reading

JetBrains updates CLion and IntelliJ IDEA

JetBrains released version 2017.2 for its cross-platform C/C++ IDE CLion this week. In addition to C++ correctness and performance improvements, JetBrains also updated its IntelliJ IDEA product with new features and bug fixes. In CLion 2017.2, developers will see better code quality with new Clang-Tidy integration. CLion has more than 30 built-in code inspections to … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Phalcon

For developers looking for mobility and a framework that can deal with projects with heavy loads, Phalcon may be an open-source option to consider. Phalcon is a full-stack PHP framework delivered as a C extension. It’s loosely coupled, allowing developers to use its objects as glue components based on the needs of the application. Using … continue reading

Coding Dojo research highlights most in-demand coding languages by city and company

Knowing a certain programming language might help you get a job in San Jose, but it may not help you get hired in Washington D.C. This is just a glimpse at some of Coding Dojo’s recent research to determine the most in-demand programming languages by city. As part of the coding school’s research, Coding Dojo … continue reading

lady bug

Bugdojo launches QA testing tool, Baidu’s Project Apollo, and Facebook’s ‘silent speech’ technology — SD Times news digest: April 20, 2017

Software testing is often overlooked, especially in startups and mid-sized development teams that might not have the right resources or QA team available. Bugdojo, a new bot-powered continuous QA tool, is giving developers access to professional testers who can review the quality of their code without adding expensive teams to their company. “Instead of hiring … continue reading

Unit testing for C/C++ is on the rise

Typemock: Unit testing for C/C++ is on the rise

Typemock’s Isolator++ solution is bringing unit testing to C/C++ programming languages. Isolator++ is one of the company’s unit testing solutions designed to enable developers to find and fix bugs. According to the company, over the past year interest in C++ unit testing has more than doubled with a substantial rise in Isolator++ users. “There was … continue reading

Google announces Espresso, Django 1.11 released, and Red Hat Software Collections 2.4 in beta — SD Times news digest: April 5, 2017

At the Open Networking Summit, Google announced Espresso, the latest offering in its software defined networking strategy. It is designed to make the Google cloud faster, more available and cost effective. “Espresso has been in production for over two years and routes 20 percent of our total traffic to the internet—and growing. It’s changing the … continue reading

ISO C++ committee completes C++17 standard

The next version of the general-purpose programming language C++ is underway. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) C++ committee has announced the C++17 standard is complete, and there should not be any more major changes before the final specification is published. “C++17 is now technically finished and being sent out for its final ISO balloting. … continue reading

CA/Veracode

CA acquires Veracode, CLoin 2017.1, and Python Interactive Coding Challenges — SD Times news digest: April 3, 2017

CA has officially completed its acquisition of the software provider Veracode. The company announced an intent to acquire Veracode for $614 million in March of 2017. According to CA, this acquisition will position the company as a leader in Secure DevOps. As part of the acquisition, Veracode’s former CEO Bob Brennan will become the general … continue reading

Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, … continue reading

Embarcadero’s RAD Studio 10.2 released with Linux support

Embarcadero wants to help developers build cross-platform native apps faster with the latest release of its RAD Studio. According to the company, RAD Studio 10.2 is a milestone release with Linux support, improved IDE menus, new features, and enhanced C++ performance. The latest version features its first LLVM-based Linux compiler for enterprise development. The Delphi … continue reading

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