Topic: rust

SD Times news digest: Rust makes TIOBE Index top 20 list, GitHub’s Dependabot version updates, and Checkmarx SCA

Rust has made it to the TIOBE Index Top 20 for the first time, ten years since its inception.  All the verbose programming and sharp edges of other languages are solved by Rust while being statically strongly typed. Its type system prevents run-time null pointer exceptions and memory management is calculated compile-time. So no garbage … continue reading

Report: Rust is the most beloved programming language for five years running

Rust continues to maintain its spot as the most beloved of programming languages among professional developers. For the firth year in a row, the Stack Overflow Developer Survey found a majority of developers who are currently using it (86%) say that they are interested in continuing to develop with it. Rust was followed by TypeScript … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CircleCI introduces matrix jobs, Snyk announces developer-first license compliance management, and JetBrains’ Rider for Unreal Engine

CircleCI’s matrix jobs enable developers to write simple configurations for complicated software and work in tandem with the company’s existing support for parameterized jobs.  “This feature is powerful because it works with any combination of job parameters, generating human-readable names for each individual job. You aren’t restricted to a finite number of ways to do … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.42.0, Microsoft releases patch for critical security bug, and Sonatype expands support for open-source security and governance

Rust 1.42.0 includes more useful panic messages when unwrapping, subslice patterns, the deprecation of Error::description, and more. Additionally, Rust said it is downgrading 32-bit targets to Tier 3 support by the project, since Apple no longer supports it either.  More details on the language update are available here. Microsoft releases patch for critical security bug … continue reading

AWS to sponsor the Rust programming language

AWS has decided to sponsor the Rust programming language now that many of its services run on the Mozilla-sponsored language including Lambda, EC2 and S3. It also announced that it will be offering AWS promotional credits to open-source projects to “free up resources for open source projects to further expand and innovate in their communities.” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rustup 1.20, the .NET Framework API porting project, and Angular and NativeScript’s first online hackathon

The developers of Rust announced the release of rustup 1.20.0, which is the recommended tool to install Rust. This latest version includes the ability to get the latest available nightly with all the components you need, and improvements to the ‘rustup doc’ command. To fix the problem of slow down installation in previous versions, rustup … continue reading

Microsoft turns to Rust for safer code

Microsoft is starting to explore new programming languages to protect against security vulnerabilities. The company revealed it is turning to the systems programming language Rust to help developers build more reliable and efficient software.  Microsoft has long turned to languages like C++ and C# in their security efforts. C# has helped protect against memory corruption … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s deep learning recommendation model, React Native 0.60 and Rust 1.36

Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its deep learning recommendation model (DLRM) to work with categorical data, which is used to describe higher level attributes.  The open-source implementation of DLRM can be used as a benchmark to measure the speed at which a model and associated operators perform and how various numerical techniques affect its … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust’s 2019 roadmap, GitLab 11.10, and Acronis opens core platforms

The Rust Core Team released its annual roadmap that lists rejuvenation and maturation as the 2019 themes for the Rust project. The roadmap is based on surveys and blog posts that were gathered last year. To scale better, Rust created a Governance Working Group that is devoted to working with each team to improve governance … 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

SD Times news digest: Qt for Python, Facebook’s DeepFocus, and Mozilla Labs

Qt has announced a new version for Python. Qt for Python will enable developers to easily visualize data tied to their Python project and gain access to Qt’s support services and community. Highlights of Qt for Python include PySide 2, Qt GUI creation, environment familiarity, PyPI, and VFX Reference Platform Integration. Facebook open-sources DeepFocus Facebook … 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

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