Topic: rust

SD Times news digest: Jetpack WindowManager 1.0.0 now stable; Rust-Analyzer joins Rust organization; Whitesource announces SAST solution

The team at Google recently announced that Jetpack WindowManager 1.0.0 is now stable. WindowManager can be used to manage multi-window applications. Since its initial alpha release, the library has added WindowMetrics information and experimental support for activity embedding.  Jetpack WindowManager brings users the DisplayFeature interface as well as its FoldingFeature implementation. These work to provide … continue reading

Rust 1.58.1 now available with fix for security vulnerability

The Rust team has announced the release of Rust 1.58.1, which includes some important fixes for features introduced in Rust 1.58.0. It fixes a race condition in the library “std::fs::remove_dir_all,” otherwise known as the vulnerability CVE-2022-21658. According to the Rust team, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability to trick a privileged program into deleting files … continue reading

Rust 2021 includes several quality of life improvements

The Rust 2021 edition and Rust 1.56.0 stable are now available for download. Editions in Rust enable opt-in changes that have the potential to create backwards compatibility issues. According to the Rust team, this 2021 edition of the language is small, but includes some quality of life changes. New changes in the latest version include: … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Snyk Series F, Visual Studio extensibility updates, and Rust 1.55

Snyk announced that it closed a $530 million Series F investment, which now totals the company’s funding to-date to $8.5 billion.  “This new investment, together with the rapid adoption of our platform and growing customer base, validates our developer security vision,” said Peter McKay, CEO of Snyk. “When security starts with the world’s expanding pool … continue reading

Rust 1.54 now available

The latest version of the programming language Rust is now available. Rust 1.54 introduces a few new stable features. One new update is that attributes can invoke function-like macros. An example use case of is including documentation from other files into comments. “For example, if your project’s README represents a good documentation comment, you can … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 4.4 beta, Rust support improvements in Linux kernel, Sauce Labs acquires Backtrace

Some of the major highlights of the TypeScript 4.4 beta are control flow analysis of aliased conditions, symbol and template string pattern index signatures and more.  With control flow analysis of aliased conditions enabled, developers don’t have to convince TypeScript of a variable’s type whenever it is used because the type-checker leverages something called control … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1, Rust 1.53 released, HackerOne announces GitHub integration

Microsoft announced the first preview release of Visual Studio 2022, which the company aims to use to test and tune the scalability of the new 64-bit platform.  The Visual Studio 2022 previews can be installed side-by-side with earlier versions of Visual Studio, which are available in all three editions (Community, Pro, and Enterprise), and are … continue reading

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Google reveals more information about Rust’s integration into Android

Google has announced more information on its integration of Rust into the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The Android team has been at work trying to integrate Rust into the project since 2019 as a memory-safe alternative to platform-native development.  “As with any large project, introducing a new language requires careful consideration. For Android, one … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Appian’s low-code automation platform, Applitool’s Rally integration, and Jetpack Compose for Web

Appian announced that the latest version of the Appian Low-code Automation Platform will be generally available in June.  The platform offers a new code-free approach to unifying enterprise data, new collaboration features, DevSecOps capabilities and more.  The new Appian Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) delivers massive efficiency gains via straight-through processing of large volumes of unstructured … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust for Windows 0.9, OutSystems Cloud Accelerators for AWS, and Pyston 2.2 released

Rust for Windows 0.9 was released with full consumption support, which allows users to call any Windows API using Rust language projection.  “Rust developers have access to the entire Windows API surface in a language-idiomatic way, allowing them to easily take advantage of the power and breadth of Windows development,” Angela Zhang, program manager at … continue reading

SD Times news digest: LogDNA’s Browser Logger, Rust 1.5.2.0 released, and Google Play to launch new safety section

LogDNA announced a new browser logging capability designed to enable full-stack and front-end developers to ingest frontend log data into LogDNA more efficiently to debug web applications. The new feature automatically captures errors and logs occurring in the user’s browser and allows dev teams to centralize those errors alongside server-side logs, according to the company. … continue reading

Android Open Source Project now supports Rust

In an effort to ensure Android is secure and stable, Google has announced the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) will support Rust for developing the operating system. According to the company, memory safety bugs continue to plague code and memory-safe programming languages like Kotlin, Java and Rust help prevent these bugs from happening in the … continue reading

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