Topic: compiler

SD Times news digest: Kotlin public roadmap, third-party tools for GitHub code scanning, and Rancher 2.5

JetBrains has announced a new public roadmap for Kotlin that details the next 6 months. Currently, the Kotlin team is focusing on delivering fast turnaround to speed up the change-test-debug cycle, working on a new compiler, a fast IDE, and more.  The compiler is a rewrite of the Kotlin compiler optimized for speed, parallelism, and … continue reading

Google ships Go 1.7 for speed

The Go programming language has been updated to version 1.7, bringing with it many performance and compile-time speedups. A new compiler back-end has been added, based on static single-assignment form, and according to Google, this addition can bring speedups to applications ranging from 5% to 35%. The compiler improvements don’t end with actual application optimizations, … continue reading

PostgreSQL security update release, Transcrypt Python 3.5 to JavaScript transpiler, and a new IntelliJ IDEA 16 EAP build—SD Times digest: Feb. 12, 2016

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported versions of the database system. Versions include 9.5.1, 9.4.6, 9.3.11, 9.2.15 and 9.1.20. This release fixes two security issues, as well as several bugs that were discovered over the last four months. Users vulnerable to those security issues should update their installations immediately, … continue reading

Xamarin offers update on Roslyn/Mono integration efforts

Xamarin and the Mono Project community are still working to integrate Microsoft’s open-source Roslyn compiler into Mono. In a post on his personal blog, Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza detailed the Xamarin and Mono efforts on two fronts: using Roslyn as Mono’s default compiler, and as its IDE engine powering code completion and refactoring. Over … continue reading

Microsoft and Google bicker over vulnerability disclosure, Rust 1.0 alpha, free Visual Studio for GitHub student developers—SD Times news digest: Jan. 12, 2015

Microsoft isn’t happy about Google’s disclosure of a zero-day vulnerability in Windows 8.1, and the company has publicly voiced its displeasure. In a blog post entitled “A Call for Better Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure,” senior director of Microsoft’s Security Response Center Chris Betz admonished Google for disclosing the vulnerability only two days before Microsoft was scheduled … continue reading

Google’s Jack & Jill Android compilers, Intel-powered Google Glass, and an enterprise Big Data analytics report—SD Times news digest: Dec. 1, 2014

Google is developing two new compilers, codenamed Jack and Jill, to replace the current javac and dex compilers used in its Android mobile operating system. According to a blog post from Saikoa, a Belgian mobile development software company that discovered build tools labeled Jack and Jill in the latest Android SDK, the tools will streamline … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 29 2014—Nixie, Universal SSL, Clasp, and Akamai Cloudlets

Nixie: The wearable drone Imagine being able to take a picture while rock climbing, bike riding, hiking, snowboarding and more without having to miss a step. That’s what Nixie aims to do. Nixie is a tiny wearable drone that lives on a user’s wrist and, when launched, can fly around to take photos and videos … continue reading

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