Topic: programming languages

Microsoft turns to Rust for safer code

Microsoft is starting to explore new programming languages to protect against security vulnerabilities. The company revealed it is turning to the systems programming language Rust to help developers build more reliable and efficient software.  Microsoft has long turned to languages like C++ and C# in their security efforts. C# has helped protect against memory corruption … continue reading

Consistent releases are key for C++

The maintainers of the C++ standard are adamant about sticking to the clock, prioritizing a new version of C++ every three years rather than holding back each release till it is pumped with new features. With C++20 around the corner, the chair of the ISO C++ standards committee Herb Sutter explained why they have been … continue reading

Top unicorns herd to Python

Python continues its rise to the top of the programming language charts. A newly released report revealed Python is the top language used by “unicorn” companies in the United States.  Unicorns are companies valued at more than $1 billion. The Coding Dojo report is based off of the top 25 U.S. unicorns such as WeWork, … continue reading

Web development: So many choices to get the right fit

It is an interesting time to be a web developer. On one hand, the web today provides a wealth of information, giving developers easy access to a number of resources useful when running into a problem or wanting to update their skills. Additionally, there are so many advancements being made to programming languages and technologies … continue reading

MIT researchers create AI programming language

In an effort to democratize and advance the field of artificial intelligence, MIT researchers have announced a new programming language designed for computer vision, robotics, statistics and more.  Gen aims to take away the complexity of equations or having to manually write code and enable researchers of all skill levels to create models and algorithms … continue reading

Go programming language teams starts implementing Go 2 proposals

The Go programming language team is outlining its next steps as it makes its way to Go 2. Go 2 has been in the works for a couple of years now. It has been about seven years since Go first reached 1.0, and the team has been working towards 2.0 ever since. However, according to … continue reading

New report shows shakeup amongst top programming languages

JavaScript and Java continue to dominate the software development world as the top programming languages, but newly released reports indicate the times are changing. JetBrains released its State of Developer Ecosystem 2019 report, which found while Java is still the most popular primary language and JavaScript is the most used overall, Python is gaining speed. … continue reading

TIOBE predicts Python will replace Java as top programming language

Java’s reign as the top programming language is in jeopardy as Python has been steadily rising the chats. In TIOBE’s latest top programming language Index Python has surpassed C++ and is now in the top three programming languages. Java still holds the top spot while C is in second place. According to TIOBE, if Python … continue reading

premium The rise of Kotlin

New programming languages are created every year, but seldom do they gain the attention of developers like JetBrains’ Kotlin has over the last couple of years. Kotlin is a general-purpose, statically typed programming language designed for the Java Virtual Machine, Android, browsers and native solutions. It was created by JetBrains’ language designer Andrey Breslav and … continue reading

Wolfram wants more developers to use its programming language

Wolfram Research is announcing new efforts to give developers access to its computational programming language, the Wolfram Language. The company announced the Free Wolfram Engine for Developers, an engine for the Wolfram Language capable of being deployed on any system and called from programs, languages and web services, Wolfram Research explained. According to the founder … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Flow

Last week, the team behind the Flow programming language open-sourced the language. Flow is a language for creating complex, multi-platform apps. Flow was created in 2010, and is sometimes referred to as Flow9 in order to avoid confusion with Facebook’s ‘flow’ typechecker, which came out after. According to the Flow team, Flow is easy to … continue reading

The LF Deep Learning Foundation picks up the deep probabilistic programming language Pyro

The LF Deep Learning Foundation has accepted Pyro as its latest project. The LF DL Foundation is a Linux Foundation project meant to accelerate the growth of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning open-source projects. Pyro is a probabilistic programming framework created by Uber that is designed to bring together the best of both … continue reading

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