Topic: kotlin

SD Times news digest: Software Tree’s microservices framework, the Chaos compiler, and a Kotlin Android extensions update

Data integration company Software Tree introduced Gilhari, a microservices framework designed to simplify JSON persistence in relational databases.  According to the company, developers can quickly develop high-performance, database-agnostic, and Docker-compatible RESTful solutions that need to interact with JSON data. “Developers shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to adapt to modern computing trends,” said Damodar Periwal, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin 1.4.20 released, Android releases its target API level requirements for 2021, Accusoft announces beta testing program

The update brings support for new JVM features like string concatenation via invokedynamic, improved performance and exception handling for KMM projects, and extensions for JDK Path: Path(“dir”) / “file.txt”. Kotlin 1.4.20 also introduces a new configuration block for the browser target called commonWebpackConfig. Inside it, users can adjust common settings from a single point, instead … continue reading

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

Kotlin 1.4 Online to bring developers together

Developers around the globe will be able to gain insights into the latest release of the Kotlin programming language by attending the Kotlin 1.4  Online event Oct. 12-15. The event is hosted by  JetBrains, the creator of Kotlin, the officially preferred programming language for Android..  The four-day event will focus on a different core topic … continue reading

Kotlin 1.4 now available with quality and performance improvements

JetBrains has released the latest version of Kotlin. For Kotlin 1.4, the team focused on quality and performance of the language and its tooling. This release includes over 60 performance fixes. One performance enhancement is that files open much faster and content is highlighted faster. According to the team, content will appear highlighted 1.5 to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Git 2.28.0, Kotlin 1.4.0-RC, and Digital.ai’s VSM partner program

The latest update of Git is now available.The update brings a new ‘init.defaultBranch’ feature as well as changed-path Bloom filters, which are a huge boon for performance in lots of Git commands, according to the team.  Starting in Git 2.28, ‘git init’ will instead look at the value of ‘init.defaultBranch’ when creating the first branch … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce Software acquires Methodics, Android basics in Kotlin, and TileDB’s round of funding

Perforce Software announced that it acquired Methodics, a provider of intellectual property life cycle management and traceability solutions for enterprises. Perforce explained the acquisition will help it expand its DevOps portfolio. “The semiconductor and embedded software design markets continue to expand, especially as they serve growing AI, automotive, cloud, and IoT markets,” said Mark Ties, … continue reading

Google offers pairing of gRPC and Kotlin in new open-source project

Google is open-sourcing its gRPC Kotlin project, enabling developers to pair the high performance RPC framework gRPC with the Kotlin language.  “As developers work to modernize applications, they need foundational tools that are simple and scalable,” Google software engineer Louis Wasserman and developer programs engineer Brent Shaffer wrote in a post.  The project provides Kotlin-friendly … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin 1.3.70, Google Play developer updates, and Crystal 0.34

The Kotlin 1.3.70 update was released with new functions and classes for Kotlin collections in the standard library, various improvements in the IntelliJ Kotlin plugin, and more.  It also includes faster compilation and debugging for Kotlin/Native as well as improved support for scripting in the IDE. All new functions are added to the standard library … continue reading

NativeScript 6.5 now available with experimental KotlinJS support

The latest release of the cross-platform app development framework NativeScript is now available. Version 6.5 expands the functionality of the ‘Tabs’ and ‘BottomNavigation’ components by providing means for creating them programmatically. The new release also includes new styling properties and experimental KotlinJS support. The team explained it continues to support Kotlin on the front end … continue reading

Kotlin 1.4-M1 preview released with a more powerful type inference algorithm

JetBrains has released a preview of the upcoming release of Kotlin. The Kotlin 1.4-M1 release includes a new, more powerful type inference algorithm that is enabled by default, as well as new features and language changes.  Within the more powerful algorithm, SAM conversion for Kotlin functions and interfaces allows users to pass a lambda when … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Contentful’s App Framework, Ktor 1.3, and Mozilla turns to WebAssembly to secure Firefox

Contentful has announced a new app framework to help companies move away from monolithic suites and build a digital experience stack. “We’re in a new era of digital experiences, where customers expect unique brand experiences across an increasing number of channels,” said Steve Sloan, CEO of Contentful. “Brands can’t keep up with this demand using … continue reading

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