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

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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

Coding Dojo: The top seven programming languages of 2018

As programmers prepare for the new year, they will need to stay up-to-date on the most in-demand skills employers are looking for. Coding Dojo has released the top seven most in-demand programming languages developers should be aware of over the next year. “Software development is a dynamic field. New and in-demand programming languages, frameworks and … continue reading

Kotlin 1.2 released with the ability to share code between JVM and JavaScript

JetBrains is on a mission to bring Kotlin to all modern application components. The company just announced version 1.2 of the statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications. According to the company, this is a major release that gives developers the possibility to reuse code between the JVM and JavaScript. “Now you can write the … continue reading

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

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