Topic: programming language

Former Intel CEO dies at 79, Node.js for Google App Engine goes beta, and Swift 2.2—SD Times digest: March 22, 2016

Intel announced that the company’s former CEO and chairman Andrew S. Grove died yesterday at the age of 79. “Andy” Grove became Intel’s president in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as the company’s chairman from 1997 until 2005. He is considered by the company to be one of the most influential figures in … continue reading

Microsoft is working on a Chrome extension porting tool, a CSS tutorial, and Searchkit 0.8—SD Times news digest: March 21, 2016

Shortly after Microsoft previewed the first set of extensions for Microsoft Edge, it was revealed the company is also working on a porting tool to allow developers to run Chrome extensions on the Edge browser. Jacob Rossi, an engineer for Microsoft Edge, tweeted: “Lots of questions on this: yes we’re working on a porting tool … continue reading

Kotlin 1.0 RC announced, the Visa Developer Platform, and Python 3 comes to Scrapy—SD Times news digest: Feb. 5, 2016

JetBrains has announced the 1.0 release candidate of its statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and browsers: Kotlin. The language is designed to reduce the amount of code developers need to write; avoid entire classes or errors; provide versatility; leverage existing frameworks and libraries with 100% Java Interoperability; and support command-line compilers or … 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

Swift is now open source

Apple has announced its programming language Swift is now open source. The programming language, unveiled last June, is designed to provide all the benefits of Objective-C without the baggage of C, said Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, at the time. Apple noted that while Swift was inspired by Objective-C, it … continue reading

Julia language gets $600,000 grant, Google releases API 23 SDK for Android Wear, and NASA sends robots to college—SD Times news digest: Nov. 19, 2015

The open-source programming language Julia is getting a boost from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation has announced a U.S.$600,000 grant to help bring the programming language out of beta and to version 1.0. Julia is designed to eliminate the need for researchers to use multiple programming languages to perform computational analyses and … continue reading

Researchers develop Buzz, a programming language for robot swarms

Researchers from Cornell University and the École Polytechnique de Montréal have developed a programming language designed to code behaviors for heterogeneous robot swarms. Buzz is an extensible, dynamically typed programming language defining primitive commands for self-organizing robots and swarms of robots. Developers can use the language to code behaviors both from the perspective of a … continue reading

Google’s newest self-driving vehicles hit the road, Rust 1.1 and Rust 1.2 beta, and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 mobile build—SD Times news digest: June 26, 2015

Google’s new prototypes of its autonomous vehicles have hit the road in Mountain View, Calif. The latest prototypes are designed to be fully self-driving, working without a steering wheel or pedals. During the testing process, safety drivers will be on board and will have the ability to take control of the car if needed. In … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: 4, the emoji programming language

Emojis are taking over. They’re already edging out text as the alpha dog of SMS messaging, and now members of the 4chan image board are aiming to supplant code with the tiny emoticons as well. According to FourMan, the mysterious developer behind 4, the programming language aims to be easy to use and made up … continue reading

The future of JavaScript is (almost) now

JavaScript is everywhere. Once relegated to an Internet fad, the malleable programming language has evolved along with the Web and now finds itself entrenched in modern browsers, complex Web applications, mobile development, server-side programming, and in emerging platforms like the Internet of Things. Underlying that browser-centric user and developer shift, JavaScript has developed a robust … continue reading

C# 7: The features you will and won’t see

C# 6.0 is on track for release along with the upcoming Visual Studio 2015, but developers won’t see C# 7 for quite a while. That doesn’t mean Microsoft isn’t already planning it out, though. C# and Roslyn compiler program manager Mads Torgersen has posted a working list of C# 7 features on GitHub detailing the … continue reading

Nokia’s buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, MIT’s Picture programming language, and Talend adds Apache Spark to Big Data Sandbox—SD Times news digest: April 15, 2015

Nokia has announced it is joining forces with Alcatel-Lucent in an effort to become an innovation leader and provider of technology and services for the IP connected world. The combined company would focus on providing connectivity for people, such as with the Internet of Things. “I am proud that the joined forces of Nokia and … continue reading

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