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

KotlinConf kicks off with Kotlin 1.2 RC

The Kotlin programming language is getting a number of new updates and improvements as part of the inaugural KotlinConf taking place in San Francisco this week. Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications developed by JetBrains. The big announcement from the conference’s keynote was the release of Kotlin 1.2 Release Candidate. … continue reading

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CodePen Projects, Mozilla’s Obsidian API proposal, ActiveGo Beta, HashiCorp Vault Enterprise 0.7 — SD Times news digest: March 22, 2017

A new platform wants to give developers a playground for developing front end web solutions. CodePen Projects is a place where developers can build websites right in their browser. According to the team, it is very similar to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It features a sidebar for viewing files; the ability to create, delete, … continue reading

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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

Eclipse Che hits 5.0

The Eclipse Foundation’s Che Project is stepping up to version 5.0. Announced online at the virtual CheConf yesterday, Codenvy CEO Tyler Jewell gave a keynote address that discussed the features added to the platform originally created by his company. Che 5.0, he said, is seeing milestone releases every two weeks, and is slated for completion … continue reading

The New Visual Studio: Prepping for a future beyond Windows

Microsoft Visual Studio is the most popular integrated development environment in the world, but the target keeps moving for IDEs. As device, language, platform and application diversity expand ever more rapidly, Redmond is working overtime to make its already powerful developer tools irresistible—to both the faithful and the uninitiated. The technologies and experiences that are … continue reading

Language Server Protocol foretells future for developers

Developers have long stuck to their own treasured IDEs like baseball players and their lucky socks. Back in June, Codenvy, Microsoft and MuleSoft made a somewhat innocuous announcement that (long term) could eliminate a lot of the variances that currently exist in IDEs and other software development tools. From the outside, the Language Server Protocol … continue reading

Red Hat’s Java language support for Visual Studio Code available for developers

Red Hat released its Java language support extension to the Visual Studio Code marketplace late last week. The release came with a list of features that will help developers make use of the Java language server. According to a blog post by Gorkem Ercan, principal software engineer with Red Hat, the abundance of frameworks, languages … continue reading

Codenvy server reaches general availability

Codenvy, the browser-based IDE and workspace server, reached general availability today. The update comes shortly after a major update to the workspace server project, Eclipse Che, upon which Codenvy is based. “Codenvy is the first enterprise offering based on Eclipse Che that empowers anyone, anywhere to contribute to any project without having to install software,” … continue reading

Embarcadero adds Solution Pack to RAD lineup

Embarcadero Technologies yesterday released an add-on pack for its IDEs. This pack, known as the RAD Solution Pack, includes all of Embarcadero’s VCL and FMX components for use with RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder. Michael Swindell, senior vice president of products at Embarcadero, said, “Developers today require a variety of components when building modern business … continue reading

COBOL comes to Visual Studio 2015

When you think of Microsoft’s IDE, Visual Studio 2015, perhaps you can be forgiven for not immediately thinking of COBOL. Micro Focus is rectifying the dearth of COBOL support in Microsoft’s newest of IDE with today’s release of Visual COBOL for Visual Studio: a software package that brings full support for the ancient language into … continue reading

Devpost’s Hackathon report, Git 2.5 released, and JShell in Java 9—SD Times news digest: July 30, 2015

Devpost, the hackathon platform formerly known as ChallengePost, has released its first Student Hacker Report for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking the most popular platforms, programming languages, APIs, libraries, frameworks and more at hackathons over the past year. The report shows Android edging out iOS 38.2% to 22.7% for the most popular mobile platform, while … continue reading

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