Rust 1.70.0 release with “sparse” protocol for reading index

The developers behind the programming language Rust have announced the release of Rust 1.70.0. One of the changes in this release is that the “sparse” protocol for reading the index is now enabled by default. The team says that using this protocol to get information from the index will allow for significant performance improvements. … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Aviary

Aviary helps developers choose the best large language model (LLM) for their particular application’s needs. Once chosen, the open-source tool can also be used to integrate it into the application.  “Our goal is to ensure that any developer can integrate AI into their products and to make it easy to develop, scale, and productionize AI … continue reading

Report: 63% of developers are working on or learning about AI-assisted development

AI-assisted development has become the emerging technology that developers are engaging with the most, beating out other technologies like generative AI, robotics, quantum computing, self-driving cars, non-cryptocurrency blockchain applications, cryptocurrency, 5G, the metaverse, and more.  This finding is from SlashData’s 2023 Developer Nation survey. The company surveyed over 25,000 software developers from over 160 countries.  … continue reading

Brave makes its Search API available for developers

Brave, the web browser that preserves privacy and automatically blocks ads and tracking, has made its Search API available to developers.  Brave Search is a private search engine, meaning that it doesn’t save your search history or track you. In 2021, Brave made it the default search engine in their browsers, replacing Google.  Developers can … continue reading

How useful has ChatGPT actually been for marketers?

Because of ChatGPT, a lot of the current ways of working are in the process of morphing into something different. One area of the business where this is especially true is marketing. ChatGPT, and other generative AI technologies, are particularly good at communication, rewriting content, and generating ideas, which makes it the perfect companion to … continue reading

Microsoft releases Fluent 2 to enable more creativity in design

Microsoft has unveiled the latest evolution of its design system, Fluent. Fluent 2 includes changes that aim to enable better collaboration and creativity.  “We improved on the solid foundations from Fluent 1 and injected innovative additions. All to empower makers at every angle of the system to drive toward a single purpose. That purpose? One … continue reading

EPUB 3.3 released, becomes W3C Recommendation

EPUB is an interchange format for digital documents that can represent and package together web content like HTML, CSS, SVG, and other resources.  Version 3.3 is backwards compatible with the previous version 3.2, so documents created in 3.2 are also valid in 3.3 and no changes need to be made for document workflows. Becoming a … continue reading

Microsoft Build: Windows Terminal Preview 1.18, Azure Developer CLI, new Azure Cosmos DB features, and more.

Microsoft’s annual developer conference, Microsoft Build, kicked off yesterday, and as a result, the company has been making a lot of updates to its developer offerings.  Windows Terminal Preview 1.18 was released, which means Windows Terminal has now been updated to version 1.17. This release includes the addition of Tab Tearout, which allows you to … continue reading

Microsoft shares release candidate for TypeScript 5.1

Microsoft is nearing the release of TypeScript 5.1, and before the final release has launched the release candidate. The company says that no new features or changes will be made between this and the final release.  In TypeScript 5.1 functions that return “undefined” will no longer be required to have a return statement. Previously the … continue reading

OpenAI announces ChatGPT app for iOS

OpenAI has announced a new iOS app that can be used to access ChatGPT.  According to OpenAI, they have gotten feedback over the past few months that people want to be able to use ChatGPT on the go, not just from a web browser.  The iOS ChatGPT app will be free to use and will … continue reading

Tools are now critical to implementing Agile successfully

Twenty-two years ago, at a ski resort in Utah, 17 technology thought leaders came together and drafted an Agile Manifesto, a set of principles for a new approach to software development. Unlike the traditional “waterfall” approach that had been popular, this new approach would focus on iterative improvements and constant innovation.  Since that fateful night, … continue reading

Microsoft delivers several developer experience enhancements in Visual Studio 2022 17.6

Microsoft has announced the availability of the latest release of Visual Studio 2022. Version 17.6 includes updates aimed at developer productivity, developer experience, and tailors to both experienced and new developers.  “This latest release delivers a range of powerful tools and features designed to empower you in crafting cutting-edge applications and experiences. The user-friendly environment, … continue reading

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