Report: The top three programming languages of 2018 are Java, JavaScript and Python

Java remains the most popular primary programming language, but JavaScript is the most used programming language overall. That is according to a recently released report from JetBrains on the State of the Developer Ecosystem in 2018. The report surveyed more than 6,000 developers from 17 countries to reveal the trends driving the world of coding … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The Linux Foundation reacts to Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition, Mozilla’s Common Voice project, and Breakthrough Technologies’ Loco platform

The Linux Foundation has released its statement on Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. It stated that the move is probably a good thing for the open-source community as Microsoft has the means to make GitHub better. It also thinks it is a good sign that they brought in Nat Friedman, who has been well-respected in the … continue reading

Spring cleaning 101: Dusting off DevOps pipelines

As we gear up for the warmer summer months, spring cleaning season is upon us. While most people are busy clearing out their closets and dusting off furniture, now is also a great time for dev teams to re-evaluate their current organizational structure – with a special emphasis on their technologies and processes. With more … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: NEAL

This week’s featured GitHub project is an open source tool that allows developers write their own set of rules. NEAL, or Not Exactly a Linter, was developed by Uber and released into open source earlier this year. It is a language-agnostic tool diesnged to enable engineers to write custom syntax-based rules that can automate sections … continue reading

10 things that change when a developer gets promoted

When you do a great job as a developer, you often get promoted. The irony is that with most promotions, what you do often changes from what you previously did. One of the most important things you can do when offered a promotion is to become aware of the changes that are expected in what … continue reading

Cross-platform development will dominate open-source this year, GitHub says

GitHub is identifying key open-source project trends to be on the lookout this year based on its contributor, visitor and star activity data. The company took the top 100 projects with the largest increase in contributors, identified the top 100 projects with the most visitors, and took into account the top 100 projects with the … continue reading

Guest View: In the future, developers will be judged on mindset over skillset

“The future of coding is no coding at all.” It was a bold proclamation for Chris Wanstrath, CEO of GitHub, to make at the company’s recent Universe Conference considering he heads one of the most important companies for developers. But I can’t help but think Chris is on to something — technology is transforming development … continue reading

StackShare’s top application and data tools of 2017

2017 has come to a close with React taking the lead as the top application and data tool. This comes from StackShare’s recent release of its top 50 developer tools of 2017. After appearing on StackShare’s list at number 10 last year, React kicked JavaScript out of the number one spot for the first time … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Sourcegraph

Sourcegraph is starting off 2018 with a new release of Sourcegraph Server. The self-hosted code server that combines with your code host and supports multi-repository, regexp, and diff searches, has announced the new and upgraded Sourcegraph Server 2.4 and it is now available. “We’re excited to announce the release of Sourcegraph Server 2.4, which brings … continue reading

GitHub open sources new text editor for code collaboration

GitHub wants to make coding together as easy as it is to code alone. The company announced a new text editor for Atom, Teletype. Atom is the company’s hackable text editor. Teletype enables developers to collaborate in real time within Atom. “Writing code with another programmer is a great way to absorb knowledge, challenge yourself … continue reading

Microsoft lays out plans for VS Code in 2018

Microsoft is already planning for Visual Studio Code’s future with a new roadmap and focus areas for 2018. The company plans to tackle VS Code from three perspectives next year: happy coding; Node, JavaScript and TypeScript; and a rich extension ecosystem. For “happy coding,” the team wants to make the code editor more pleasant to … continue reading

Dev-Oops: Why DevOps efforts fail

The main goal of DevOps is quite simple: ship software updates frequently, reliably, and with better quality. This goal is somewhat “motherhood and apple pie,” since almost every organization will agree that they want to get there. Many will tell you they’ve already embarked on the DevOps journey by following some commonly followed frameworks, such … continue reading

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