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

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

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