A slideshow that describes “The State of Go” was created to show where the programming language is as of February 2016.
Some highlights include all of the Go releases. Go 1.4 is one year old, Go 1.6’s release candidate was released on Jan. 28, and Go 1.6 will be released sometime this month. Most of the code examples won’t run except locally and using Go 1.6. The playground still runs Go 1.5.
Several changes were highlighted in the slideshow. Go 1.5 saw changes like its standard library, runtime, tooling, and community. There is more speed to the standard library, as well as fewer bugs.
The full slideshow can be seen here.
Microsoft acquires SwiftKey
Microsoft has announced plans to acquire SwiftKey, creator of the personalized and predictive keyboard for Android and iOS devices. According to Microsoft, this acquisition will help further its commitment to a more personal computing experience.
“This acquisition is a great example of Microsoft’s commitment to bringing its software and services to all platforms,” wrote Harry Chum, executive vice president of technology and research for Microsoft, in a blog post. “We’ll continue to develop SwiftKey’s market-leading keyboard apps for Android and iOS as well as explore scenarios for the integration of the core technology across the breadth of our product and services portfolio. Moreover, SwiftKey’s predictive technology aligns with Microsoft’s investments and ambition to develop intelligent systems that can work more on the user’s behalf and under their control.”
New app warns viewers of PTSD triggers
A new app that was developed during a four-week dev accelerator program at Coding Dojo’s Silicon Valley campus was announced yesterday. The app is for Netflix viewers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The creator, Danielle Leong, has PTSD, and said that television shows are trying to add more shocking elements, which is entertaining to those without PTSD.