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What to expect in Rust 2021

The Rust team has revealed new insight into what to expect from Rust 2021, which is scheduled to be released in October 2021.  Rust 2021 is the third edition of the language. Editions in Rust are opt-in updates that introduce features that are backwards incompatible. Since they are opt-in, developers won’t see the changes unless … continue reading

Confusing the What with the How

Imagine you are building a house. You get all your tools, lay out the lumber, and start constructing the first room. As you are building the room, you decide if it’s a living room, or a kitchen, or a bathroom. When you finish the first room you start on the second, again deciding, as you … continue reading

Report finds Go is becoming more critical to a company’s success

The Go programming language is making its way to more enterprises and businesses. The 2020 Go survey results found that 76% of respondents are using Go at work, and 66% stated it’s becoming critical to their company’s success. Additionally, 91% of respondents would like to use Go for their next new project, and 89% find … continue reading

Microsoft open sources a low-code programming language for all

Microsoft has announced a new open-source programming language designed for business users and professional developers. Power Fx is designed to be a low-code language that anyone can use. It is based on Microsoft Excel and uses already familiar formulas, opening the langage up to a broad range of users and skill sets, according to the … continue reading

MIT CSAIL researchers develop tool for creating domain-specific languages

Researchers at the MIT CSAIL have just launched a new tool, BuildIt, designed to make it easier for developers to create their own programming languages. According to MIT CSAIL, many programming languages are classified as domain-specific languages (DSLs), which are languages that have been adapted in some way from traditional languages and designed for use … continue reading

Industry Watch: Assessing a developer’s work, and worth

It’s a new year, and organizations around the world are giving developers goals for the new year and reviewing their past year’s efforts. A question I often hear is, ‘How do you assess a developer’s work, and his/her worth to the organization?’ Some organizations still cling to the metric of lines of code produced by … continue reading

Report: The emergence of Big Code comes with big problems

Despite efforts to make building and maintaining applications more maintainable, code is still growing in volume, variety, velocity and value. As a result, the trend Big Code has emerged and is expected to be just as disruptive to development teams as Big Data was to data teams.  “Today’s massive codebases make it difficult for developers … continue reading

The art of code reviews

Code reviews are a crucial component of the software development process. It encourages the software development team to interact with one another, collaborate, and improve the quality of their code. However, it’s more than just checking new code to detect errors and become familiar with the codebase.  According to Phil Hughes, front-end engineer at GitLab, … continue reading

JetBrains launches Code With Me EAP for distributed collaboration

JetBrains has announced an early access program (EAP) for its Code With Me tool. Code With Me is a service in IntelliJ IDEA that allows developers to share open projects in the IDE with distributed team members. Using Code With Me, team members will be able to quickly access others’ code to help investigate issues, … continue reading

Microsoft provides insight into its programming language Bosque

Microsoft Research is working on a new programming language designed around cloud-first development and artificial intelligence. As part of its work, the company announced new capabilities for the Bosque programming language created to support automated reasoning tools. According to Microsoft, Bosque derives from a combination of TypeScript inspired syntax and types plus ML and Node/JavaScript … continue reading

premium Guest View: The importance of healthy code for your business

Coding creates the backbone of most businesses today, whether it is developing an app for our smartphones or other software meant to ensure smooth technological processes. It is a way we can talk to machines using a logic base and make them do what we want them to do. However, one misplaced figure or apostrophe … continue reading

Guest View: Mainframers versus digital transformation engineers

Contrary to popular belief, the world is not full of start-ups. There’s a reason the world’s top X companies lists exist – these well-established powerhouses have been around for decades. The issue is that in this competitive, start-up environment, even well-established companies are now required to be as nimble as start-ups, and, if they don’t, … continue reading

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