Guest View: What to expect for Python

Python has grown significantly in popularity since its initial release in 1991. The open source language now consistently ranks among the world’s most popular programming languages, having overcome those who claimed it was too slow or couldn’t scale. In fact, these days, leaders such as PayPal, Instagram and Yelp use Python as part of their … 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: RedMonk’s programming rankings, VS Code 1.21 and Apache Cordova Windows 6.0

Red Monk has released its Q1 programming language rankings. The top ten programming languages are JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, C#, C++, CSS, Ruby, C, and Swift. “The relatively static nature of the top ten languages is interesting, certainly, in a technology landscape that is best characterized not by the high level of change but the … continue reading

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International Women’s Day highlights software’s shrinking gender gap

Gender diversity has long been a problem in the technology space, but a newly released report finds the industry is finally making strides to address this. HackerRank’s Women in Tech report found that women make up 53 percent of the graduates and junior developers entering the workforce. This is the highest number to date, according … continue reading

JetBrains introduces intelligent web app for data analysis

JetBrains is introducing a new solution dedicated to data analysis and visualization. The company announced Datalore, a new web application designed to draw insights from raw data, simplify coding routines, and make intelligent decisions. The solution leverages machine learning to perform tasks, and currently focuses on Python development.    “We’re launching this tool inspired by … 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: Appdome’s Mobile Security Suite, 8th Wall’s mobile AR funding, and Provenir’s Python support

Appdome has announced a new security protection solution as part of its Mobile Security Suite at DeveloperWeek in Oakland, Cali. ONE-SHIELD is designed to deliver next-generation protection to any mobile app. The solution combines the company’s previous app features with new technologies such as TOTALCode Obfuscation, encrypted strings and preferences. The solution also features include mobile … continue reading

LinkedIn open sources website troubleshooting tools

LinkedIn announced the open-sourcing of two tools for investigating broken hosts and services, among other website navigation issues. Fossor (Latin for gravedigger) is a Python tool and library that automates multiple investigative checks in parallel, while Ascii Etch, another Python library, outputs information gleaned from Fossor in ascii-character graphs. “If you’re the oncall engineer when … 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

Indeed: React and cloud computing are the fastest growing skills among job seekers

Indeed Hiring Lab has just published a report that analyzes two years of tech job search traffic. It combined job search traffic with resume search traffic to determine how popular certain tech skills are with employers. “Technology is progressing at a breakneck pace these days. Software developers, engineers and other tech workers have to work … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Oreo 8.1 (Go edition), Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes, and Django 2.0

Google has announced the release of Android Oreo (Go edition) as part of tomorrow’s Android 8.1 release. Devices with 512MB to 1GB of memory will receive the Go optimizations. The Go edition features three key components: improved operating system, a new set of Google apps, and a tuned version of the Google Play Store. On … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: spaCy

The natural language processing Python library spaCy was recently updated to version 2.0. SpaCy is an open-source project that was created based on recent language processing research. The author’s intent is for it to ultimately be used in real products and solutions. Version 2.0 adds several new features, including new neural network models, support for … continue reading

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