Topic: rust

Microsoft makes Win32 APIs available to more languages

Microsoft has expanded the scope of Win32 APIs beyond support for C and C++, with added support for C# and Rust through the win32metadata project now available in preview on GitHub. Other languages will follow, according to the Windows development team.  Previously, developers using languages other than C and C++ had to use wrappers or … continue reading

GCC front-end for Rust gets new funding for its development efforts

Open Source Security, Inc. has announced new funding for the GCC front-end for Rust project. The funding will go towards full-time and public development efforts.  GCC front-end for Rust is an open-source project designed to provide an alternative Rust compiler for GCC. “The origin of this project was a community effort several years ago where … continue reading

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Rust survey reveals focus on stability in 2020 is paying off

A key focus of improving the Rust language in 2020 has been on stabilizing features, and according to the newly released Rust 2020 Survey, those efforts have paid off. Survey respondents in general felt that stability of the language has been improving.  The rust-analyzer and IntelliJ Rust plugin were key projects highlighted in the survey … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Infragistics updates Ignite UI for Angular 11, Buildkite expands GitHub integration, and Rust 1.48

Infragistics’ Ignite UI toolkit for Angular 11 includes a complete library of Angular-native UI components, material-based components and over 60 high-performance charts and data grids. The new release includes additions such as updates to all of the Angular grids, export to Excel, accessibility/ARIA, and more across all of the controls in its enterprise-grade toolkit.  “We’ve … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation to host Servo web engine, Postman public workspaces beta launched, and split diffs added in GitHub Desktop

The Linux Foundation has announced it will now host the Servo web engine. Servo is an open source, high-performance browser engine that is designed for both application and embedded use and is written in the Rust programming language. “The Linux Foundation’s track record for hosting and supporting the world’s most ubiquitous open source technologies makes … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.46 released, AnalysisLevel introduced in .NET 5’s C# compiler, and ArangoDB 3.7

The latest Rust programming langauge release enables new things to appear in ‘const fn,’ two new standard library APIs, and one feature useful for library authors. By including the features in ‘const fn’, this led to a 40x performance improvement in Microsoft’s WinRT bindings for Rust, according to the working group behind the language. The … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2019 16.6 support for C++20 Ranges, WinUI 3 preview 2, and Rust 1.45 released

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6 contains the first user-visible pieces of C++20 Ranges support, according to Microsoft.  The standard library concepts in ‘<concepts>’ have been shipping in MSVC since version 16.3. This includes the customization point ‘std::ranges::swap.’ Also available are the first batch of Range algorithms in ‘<algorithm>.’ Additional details are available here. WinUI 3 … continue reading

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

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