Stack Overflow: Angular and Swift are dramatically rising in popularity

Stack Overflow is taking a look at the most dramatic rises and falls in developer technologies. According to its data, Apple’s programming language for iOS development, Swift, and Google’s web framework Angular are getting a lot of attention from developers today. “Life as a developer (or data scientist, in my case) involves being comfortable with … continue reading

ISO C++ committee adds new features to draft C++20

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) C++ committee has voted on changes to the draft version of C++20 during its fall meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico over the weekend. According to committee chair Herb Sutter, ISO looked at range-based for statements with initializer; bit-casting object representations; and operator ⇔ for C++20. The committee has allowed … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pyro

Uber AI Labs is releasing its probabilistic programming language, Pyro, into open source this week. Pyro is part of Uber’s larger plan to provide reliable transportation by matching riders to drivers, suggesting routes, finding carpool combinations, and designing next generation vehicles. “To solve these challenges, we are combining state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) techniques with the … 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

Report: Perl is one of the top disliked programming languages

There are plenty of resources and reports on the top programming languages developers want to work with, but what about the top languages they want to avoid? Stack Overflow is releasing new data to explore the most disliked programming languages. The data comes from Stack Overflow Jobs Developer story data where developers have added tags … continue reading

Google releases new Neural Networks API in Android 8.1 Developer Preview

Google is bringing machine learning to Android with a newly added Neural Networks API. The NNAPI is part of the latest developer preview of Android 8.1, Oreo. According to the company, the new API will enable developers to run computationally intensive machine learning operations on mobile devices. In addition, it provides a base layer for … continue reading

Report: Android developers are switching from Java to Kotlin

Google surprised Android developers back in May when it announced for the first time it was adding a new programming language to the operating system. Since then, Kotlin language adoption has exploded among developers so much that it is set to overtake Java in the next couple of years, according to a new report. Realm, … continue reading

ActiveState’s ActiveRuby beta release, the Windows Bounty Program, and AnchorFree’s net neutrality SDK — SD Times news digest: July 27, 2017

Just weeks after releasing its commercial Go programming language distribution, ActiveState is taking on a new language. The company announced the beta release of ActiveRuby, its commercially supported Ruby distribution. ActiveRuby is based on Ruby 2.3.4, and provides easy installation, and features for the development and deployment of Ruby apps. “For enterprises looking to accelerate … continue reading

JSON vs. XML: The battle for format supremacy may be wasted energy

Back in the late 90s, when standards were proprietary and communication protocols complicated, two data formats appeared on the horizon. The first was the extensible markup language, born as an extension of an existing markup language standard (XML), and designed (by an open committee) with the purpose of storing and defining documents and data through … continue reading

Apollo Server 1.0, GitHub’s Internet Bug Bounty donation, and the Google Cloud Platform — SD Times news digest: July 21, 2017

A new GraphQL server is now available for all Node.js frameworks. Apollo Server is a open-source GraphQL server that is community-maintained and works across: Express, Connect, Hapi, Joa, AWS Lambda, Restify and Micro. The Apollo team announced version 1.0 of the server this week. It is built for the community, for simplicity and for performance. … continue reading

The Go programming language heads towards 2.0

It has been five years since the Go programming language reached version 1.0. Since then, the team has been slowly making its way to 2.0, with version 1.8 of the language just released in February. This week, at Gophercon 2017 in Denver, Colorado, the team revealed its goals and vision for reaching 2.0. “Now we … continue reading

Rust

The Rust programming language wants to expand its reach

The Mozilla-backed programming language Rust has made great improvements over the last couple of years, but the team wants to take it even further. One of the team’s goals for this year was to reduce the language’s learning curve and expand its community of developers. To do so, Rust is embarking on a new experiment … continue reading

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