Oracle announces polyglot virtual machine, GraalVM

Oracle has set out on a mission to create a universal virtual machine that can support multiple languages while providing consistent performance, tooling and configuration. The company announced GraalVM 1.0, a virtual machine designed to accomplish that mission with high performance and interoperability with no overhead when building polyglot apps. According to the company, most … continue reading

DimensionalMechanics launches AI programming language

DimensionalMechanics has announced a new programming language for artificial intelligence and deep learning development. Its NeoPulse Framework 2.0, called NML 2.0, is designed to make AI more accessible to developers, programmers and data scientists. “With NeoPulse, our AI builds your AI,” said Rajeev Dutt, CEO of DimensionalMechanics. “We’ve created a platform for AI development that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Security Compass’ SD Elements dashboards, Amazon’s Gadgets Skill API, and the Rust Reach program

Security Compass has announced new dashboards for its SD Elements platform, which aims to provide DevOps teams with a single view that shows risks from software, infrastructure security, compliance, and policy. The new insights will allow teams to better incorporate risk management and compliance into the process of creating new software. The SD Elements platform … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Swift 4.1, Rust releases version 1.25, CockroachDB 2.0 and data artisans’ dA platform

The Swift team has announced the release of Swift 4.1. Swift is Apple’s general-purpose programming language. Updates to the language include more support for generics, compiler updates, code size optimization mode, build import test, ABI stability, and enhancements to the Swift Package Manager. “This release provides more ways to configure your builds, including a new … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Oracle vs. Google continues

Yes, we are still talking about the legal fistfight between Google and Oracle. To recap, Google and Oracle have been in a legal dispute since 2010 over Google’s use of Java in its operating system Android. Since then, the two have been at each other’s throats in court. More recently Google had a huge win … continue reading

Stack Overflow: Developer interest in DevOps and machine learning are on the rise

DevOps and machine learning are emerging as two of the most important trends in the industry today, a new report finds. Stack Overflow released its annual Developer Survey Results to find out where developers are working, and what tools they are using. The report is based off of 101,592 software developers from 183 countries. “Today, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Nim 0.18.0, IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1, and Learn with Google AI

The Nim Team has announced the latest release of Nim, version 0.18.0. Nim is a systems programming language that focuses on performance, portability, and expressiveness. New features of the release include formatted string literals, testable documentation examples, mapLiterals and new memory manager algorithm. “We have mentioned multiple times that this will be a major release. … continue reading

Visual Studio Code will now ship with Anaconda

Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio Code will ship as part of the popular Python data science platform Anaconda. Microsoft first announced plans to bring Python to Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server in September of last year.  According to Microsoft, “Visual Studio Code can easily be installed at the same time as Anaconda, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 2.7, InterSystem’s IRIS data solution, and Hortonworks DataFlow 3.1

Microsoft has announced the release of TypeScript 2.7. The new version includes stricter property checks, definite assignment assertions and easier ECMAScript module interoperability. Visual Studio Code support is expected to come soon. “We always try to bring more joy to the TypeScript experience,” said Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for TypeScript, in a blog post. “We … continue reading

Toptal: Angular and React Native skills are in high demand

Interest in front end frameworks will grow this year as Toptal predicts Angular and React Native will be 2018’s most in-demand development skills. The global network for freelance engineers and designers have released the most-demand skills based off of more than 10,000 talent requests between 2016 and 2017. According to the company’s data, Angular experienced … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Luna

A newly released open source project wants to transform how data is gathered, understood and manipulated. Luna is visual and textual functional programming language created by Wojciech Danilo and Marcin Kostrzewa. “Luna is a general purpose, purely functional programming language incorporating many recent innovations in programming language design, such as higher-order functions, non-strict semantics, algebraic data … continue reading

TIOBE Index names C the programming language of 2017

The results are in, and the TIOBE Index has declared C the programming language of the year. It was reported last month that the general-purpose programming language and Kotlin were the top competitors for TIOBE’s 2017 award. “Surprise, surprise, oldtimer language C appears to be the fastest grower of 2017 in the TIOBE index and … continue reading

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