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

TIBCO bolsters microservices offering, Rust’s 2017 roadmap, and AgileCraft 10X — SD Times news digest: July 6, 2017

TIBCO is bolstering its microservices and API offerings with the acquisition of nanoscale.io. Nanoscale.io is a microservices technology and tooling provider that enables users to build microservices in seconds, deploy anywhere with full portability and integrate to anything, according to the company. “The next generation of digital experiences are going to be powered by microservices … continue reading

Oracle kicks off 20-city cloud tour

Oracle today kicked off its 20-city worldwide tour in the furtherance of its cloud offerings. The first Oracle Code event today in San Francisco was keynoted by Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development. He walked attendees through the finer points of setting up systems and storage within the Oracle cloud. Kurian demonstrated specific capabilities … continue reading

Ruby on Rails 5.1.0 beta gets ‘spring cleaning’

Ruby on Rails is gearing up for its next big release. In the meantime, developers can check out the “highlight reel” of Rails 5.1.0 beta1, which cleans up deprecated code and includes major improvements to the ergonomics of Rails. This version follows the release of Rails 5.0, which came out about eight months ago. The … continue reading

ZeroStack’s plans for self-driving in the cloud, Loom Systems’ analytics platform, and GNU C Library releases version 2.25—SD Times news digest: Feb. 6, 2017

ZeroStack announced its road map and the first suite of AI capabilities today as part of its efforts to disrupt the economics of the cloud. ZeroStack, a self-driving private cloud company, has a cloud platform that leverages self-healing software and algorithms developed from millions of datagrams, according to a company announcement. This “disruption” means businesses … continue reading

Coding Dojo highlights the Top 9 programming languages of 2017

The programming boot camp Coding Dojo did its own analysis of the most in-demand programming languages of the year by poring through data from the job search engine Indeed.com. The boot camp’s research found Perl, Python and SQL are among the languages that are consistently showing up in job postings. Last year’s research from Coding … continue reading

Tryolabs’ Top 10 list of Python libraries for 2016

If you ask a bunch of developers what programming language they prefer, prepare for a bunch of different answers. One popular programming language that seems to still be on the rise, according to Tryolabs, is Python, which is why the organization recapped some of the best Python libraries of 2016 today. Tryolabs, a company that … continue reading

Facebook releases AI educational videos, PHP hits 7.1.0, and Software AG acquires Zementis—SD Times news digest: Dec. 2, 2016

Society often has a misconception on what AI really is and what it can do thanks to movies like “The Terminator” and “Wall-E.” Facebook wants to change that perception with a series of educational videos designed to make artificial intelligence easier to understand. “AI is going to bring major shifts in society through developments in … continue reading

Android 7.1 Developer Preview, Julia 0.5, and Cloud Migration Service from Logicworks—SD Times news digest: Oct. 12, 2016

Android is revealing Android 7.1 Nougat with its Developer Preview, including features for consumers and developers. The Developer Preview itself is available later this month, similar to what the Android team did with Android 7.0. Android 7.1 will have features for Daydream VR support, A/B system updates to app shortcuts, and image keyboard support. New capabilities for … continue reading

Language Server Protocol foretells future for developers

Developers have long stuck to their own treasured IDEs like baseball players and their lucky socks. Back in June, Codenvy, Microsoft and MuleSoft made a somewhat innocuous announcement that (long term) could eliminate a lot of the variances that currently exist in IDEs and other software development tools. From the outside, the Language Server Protocol … continue reading

New online learning platform Mapt fills in developers’ skill gaps

Developers have another option for learning new professional skills with today’s release of Mapt, an online learning platform built for developers and development teams. Packt is a U.K. company that delivers learning and information services to IT professionals, and Mapt covers a range of topics to help developers fill in knowledge gaps and stay up … continue reading

Unicode 9.0 set finalized

As of this week, Unicode has grown by 7,500 characters. This international standard for symbols added at least six new languages, 72 new emojis and 19 new symbols for the 4K television standard. The new Unicode 9.0 Standard also includes new and updated Unicode Technical Standards, including steps to reduce Unicode spoofing and to process … continue reading

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