Topic: programming languages

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

The developer’s dilemma: Choosing between Go and Rust

If you were to make a list of important programming languages that have appeared in the past decade, Go and Rust would almost certainly be featured on it. Similarly, if you were to sit down and think about which programming languages are best suited to developing secure, microservices-friendly frameworks or applications today, you might find … continue reading

JS++ programming language looks to solve out-of-bounds errors

The web programming language JS++ is looking to tackle a common problem impacting a majority of major programming languages: out-of-bounds errors. Programming language and compiler company Onux announced the release of JS++ 0.9 this week. RELATED CONTENT: The case for JS++ Out-of-bounds errors occur when the container element you are trying to access doesn’t exist. … continue reading

TIOBE names Python the programming language of 2018

The Python programming language is continuing to increase so much in popularity that the TIOBE Index has declared it is the programming language of 2018. The index reported in August that Python was steadily closing in on C++ and headed towards the top three programming languages. As of the TIOBE Index’s January 2019 report, Python … continue reading

The R programming language comes to Google Cloud Platform

In an effort to bring greater support for the R programming language on Google Cloud Platform, Google has announced the beta release of Spark jobs on Cloud Dataproc. The R language is most commonly used for data analysis tools and statistical apps. According to Google, the rise of cloud computing has opened up new opportunities … continue reading

JFrog launches Go programming language community repository

JFrog has announced a new public repository for the open-source community of Go developers. JFrog GoCenter is meant for software modules developed in the Go programming language, and is expected to officially launch to the broad community early next year. “JFrog was founded on open source technology and on making developers’ lives easier,” said Yoav … continue reading

Java 12 to drop raw string literals

The JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEP) team is proposing they drop raw string literals from version 12 of the Java programming language. According to the JEP, “a raw string literal can span multiple lines of source code and does not interpret escape sequences, such as \n, or Unicode escapes, of the form \uXXXX.” The goal for … continue reading

Rust team releases Rust 2018, plans for Rust 2019

The Rust programming language team has announced the first major edition of Rust since 1.0 was released in 2015. Rust is a Mozilla-backed systems programming language focused on safety and concurrency. The 2018 version of the language is a culmination of the past three years, according to the team. It includes improvements to tooling, documentation, … continue reading

Analyst View: Making Java a modern language

Programming languages go through cycles of adoption. A nice visual timeline of popularity as measured by TIOBE shows Java dominant since the index began in 2002, with C showing close tracking and resilience throughout, and with C++, Python, and VB.NET falling into the next cluster that formed through 2018 at half the percentage rating. Other … continue reading

Microsoft’s Visual Basic .NET makes TIOBE top 5 programming languages

TIOBE Index has released its list of top programming languages for December 2018 with a surprising finding that Microsoft’s Visual Basic .NET is moving up the ranks. The language now stands at number 5 compared to being at number 7 last year. Visual Basic is a multi-paradigm, object-oriented programming language. According to TIOBE, the reason … continue reading

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