SD Times news digest: Visual Studio Code 1.20, Qt Creator 4.6 beta, and MapR Expansion Pack 4.1

The January 2018 release of Visual Studio Code has arrived. New features include Explorer multi-selection, improved Settings search, errors and warnings in Explorer, and Git submodule support. A full list of features can be found on the release page. Preview features that are not ready to be released yet includes support for language packs and … continue reading

TIOBE Index names C the programming language of 2017

The results are in, and the TIOBE Index has declared C the programming language of the year. It was reported last month that the general-purpose programming language and Kotlin were the top competitors for TIOBE’s 2017 award. “Surprise, surprise, oldtimer language C appears to be the fastest grower of 2017 in the TIOBE index and … continue reading

Coding Dojo: The top seven programming languages of 2018

As programmers prepare for the new year, they will need to stay up-to-date on the most in-demand skills employers are looking for. Coding Dojo has released the top seven most in-demand programming languages developers should be aware of over the next year. “Software development is a dynamic field. New and in-demand programming languages, frameworks and … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7, C# 7.2, and Kotlin/Native v0.4

Red Hat has announced Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7. The latest release of this Kubernetes container application platform will enable IT organizations to build and manage cloud applications utilizing on-premise resources and integration with AWS. Features include: OpenShift Service Catalog, OpenShift Template Broker, OpenShift Ansible Broker, Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes, and Red Hat … continue reading

ISO C++ committee adds new features to draft C++20

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) C++ committee has voted on changes to the draft version of C++20 during its fall meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico over the weekend. According to committee chair Herb Sutter, ISO looked at range-based for statements with initializer; bit-casting object representations; and operator ⇔ for C++20. The committee has allowed … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab adopts new OSS-friendly license, C# 7.1, and Google’s Launchpad Studio

GitLab has announced it will be adopting a Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) and license, and abandoning the industry-standard Contributor License Agreement. After this decision, Debian and GNOME both are planning on migrating their communities and projects to GitLab. According to the company, this represents a move towards a more modernized, collaborative way of working … continue reading

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

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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

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