Topic: swift

Swift 5 launches with exclusivity enforcement to improve memory safety

Apple has introduced full exclusivity enforcement enabled at run-time in version 5 of its Swift programming language. The feature improves memory safety by preventing a variable from being accessed by a different name during a modification of its value, explained Andrew Trick, software engineer at Apple, in a developer blog. The feature was previously available … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple and Google’s accessibility initiatives, Rackspace acquires RelationEdge, and Theta Labs partners with Play Labs

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day yesterday, Apple announced it will be teaming up with educators from blind and deaf communities across the US to provide accessible coding to their schools. Starting in the fall, schools that support students with vision, hearing, or other assistive needs will teach the Everyone Can Code program for Swift, which … continue reading

Swift for TensorFlow becomes open source

Google has announced that Swift for TensorFlow is now officially an open source project on  GitHub. Swift for TensorFlow was initially announced and demoed last month at the TensorFlow Developer Summit. “Our approach is a new and different way to use TensorFlow, opening new design opportunities and new avenues for solving existing problems. Though the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Swift 4.1, Rust releases version 1.25, CockroachDB 2.0 and data artisans’ dA platform

The Swift team has announced the release of Swift 4.1. Swift is Apple’s general-purpose programming language. Updates to the language include more support for generics, compiler updates, code size optimization mode, build import test, ABI stability, and enhancements to the Swift Package Manager. “This release provides more ways to configure your builds, including a new … 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

Toptal: Angular and React Native skills are in high demand

Interest in front end frameworks will grow this year as Toptal predicts Angular and React Native will be 2018’s most in-demand development skills. The global network for freelance engineers and designers have released the most-demand skills based off of more than 10,000 talent requests between 2016 and 2017. According to the company’s data, Angular experienced … continue reading

Stack Overflow: Angular and Swift are dramatically rising in popularity

Stack Overflow is taking a look at the most dramatic rises and falls in developer technologies. According to its data, Apple’s programming language for iOS development, Swift, and Google’s web framework Angular are getting a lot of attention from developers today. “Life as a developer (or data scientist, in my case) involves being comfortable with … continue reading

GitLab 9.5, Xcode 9, IEEE standard for quantum computing, and Chrome Enterprise — SD Times news digest: August 23, 2017

GitLab 9.5, the last 9.x release before GitLab 10.0, is available with improvements to navigation, new project templates with pre-configured CI, and new automation features for CI and performance. The new navigation streamlines UI and reduces the number of clicks it takes to move through a GitLab instance. It also comes with newly added icons … continue reading

CodePush comes to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Mobile Center

The Visual Studio Mobile Center is bringing mobile developers a new service for their applications. Microsoft announced that CodePush is now a part of the Visual Studio Mobile Center family. The Visual Studio Mobile Center is a mission control solution for mobile applications. It is designed to provide developers with faster release cycles, better quality … continue reading

Swift reaches TIOBE’s top 10, BlackBerry Dynamics Communication APIs, and 97 Things Programmers Need to Know — SD Times news digest: March 20, 2017

Swift has made it into the TIOBE Index’s top 10 programming languages for the first time. Swift is a programming language Apple created about three years ago to replace its other application development language Objective-C. “The expectations were high right from the start, but adoption took off slowly. That is for good reasons by the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Gravity

Picture a new programming language that’s like Swift, JavaScript and Smalltalk packed into a tiny virtual machine. It can be written once, and it can run on any operating system. This is Gravity, a Swift-like programming language, in a nutshell. This powerful, dynamically typed, lightweight and embeddable programming language is written in C, but it … continue reading

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