Topic: go

ActiveState announces ActiveGo

Enterprise users have likely had Go envy for some time. Since Google first introduced this high-performance language designed to replace C++ in 2007, it’s been an intriguing language for developers working on highly scalable and reliable systems. Today, however, ActiveState announced that it would be solving one of the biggest problems enterprises still have with … continue reading

Guest View: Are millennials changing the (software) world?

Some of the most successful CEOs in today’s business landscape are under 30 years old. Specifically in the tech industry, millennials are making a huge impression: They are the first generation of digital natives to enter the workforce and have a strong understanding of how our existing and future digital world operates. We’re undergoing a … 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

Google freezes Go 1.7 ahead of beta release

Google’s Go programming language is preparing to advance to version 1.7. Yesterday afternoon, Russ Cox, who works on the Go team at Google, e-mailed the language’s developer list to indicate that the end of this week would be the cutoff point for proposed changes and fixes in the forthcoming 1.7 release. That release should, if … continue reading

AlphaGo wins last match of Go, Amazon wants to patent paying by selfie, and CloudBees’ new Jenkins certification—SD Times news digest: March 15, 2016

The five matches between champion Go player Lee Sedol and Google’s artificial intelligence program Alpha has come to a close. AlphaGo came out on top, beating the 9-dan professional player four times. The AP noted that this game was thought to be unbeatable by a computer. The head of the DeepMind team, Demis Hassabis, said … continue reading

Microsoft ending support for VS 2005, Go champion beats AI, and Qualcomm’s new VR SDK—SD Times digest: March 14, 2016

Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for Visual Studio 2005 as of April 12. The company announced it is ending support for all VS 2005 products, components and runtimes included with them. These products include: Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite … continue reading

Google’s AlphaGo to take on the world’s best Go player, Apache Flink 1.0, and Windows 10 Mobile rollout—SD Times news digest: March 8, 2016

Google’s artificial intelligence system from Google’s DeepMind unit will try to beat the very top player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, starting tomorrow. The contest will be livestreamed on DeepMind’s YouTube channel. The five matches can be watched on March 8, 9, 11, 12 and 14. Starting at 8 pm Pacific Time, … continue reading

Linkapalooza: March 7, 2016

The Linker was abducted by a herd of Chinese acrobats who forced him to jump through hoops and wear a unitard. He successfully escaped by burning through the walls of his cell with extremely bad coffee, and has since been trying to earn the funds required to get him back home to his links by … continue reading

Google Cloud Debugger, Go 1.6, and Ansible updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 18, 2016

Google Cloud Debugger lets developers inspect the state of an application at any code location without stopping or slowing it down. It now has an enhanced UI, expanded language support, and debugging from more places, according to the Google Cloud Platform blog. This can be viewed in the application state without adding logging statements, and … continue reading

The State of Go, Microsoft confirms SwiftKey acquisition, and Sailfish OS to power Turing Phone—SD Times news digest: Feb. 3, 2016

A slideshow that describes “The State of Go” was created to show where the programming language is as of February 2016. Some highlights include all of the Go releases. Go 1.4 is one year old, Go 1.6’s release candidate was released on Jan. 28, and Go 1.6 will be released sometime this month. Most of … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Go falls. What’s next?

Last week, Google announced that its AI had defeated a 2 dan Go player in Europe. We covered this news, as did many outlets. The news, however, has far greater implications than many outlets let on. This is, perhaps, the largest single advancement in AI development since Marvin Minsky arrived at MIT. Perhaps that’s why … continue reading

Google’s AI system beats ancient Chinese strategy game Go

This week, there was a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence researchers. Google’s AI system AlphaGo won a contest of the ancient strategy game Go, the first time an AI system was able to do so for it. The rules of Go are simple: Players take turns placing black or white stones on a board, and … continue reading

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