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  • What's new in Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.1

    1h
    With Microsoft’s release of .Net Framework 4.7.1 this week, the development platform gains critical improvements to garbage collection, security, and application configuration. To boost memory allocation performance, particularly for large object heap…
  • At GitHub, JavaScript rules in usage, TensorFlow leads in forks

    6:00am
    JavaScript is the most-popular language on GitHub, based on pull requests from the popular code-sharing site.Since September 2016, there have been 2.3 million pull requests for JavaScript, GitHub reports. Following web development staple JavaScript was Python,…
  • Docker will include Kubernetes in the box

    Tue 11:36am
    Docker announced today it will integrate an “unmodified” version of Google’s Kubernetes container-orchestration tool as a native part of Docker. Docker said the Kubernetes integration will be available as a beta release, but gave no release date.This…
  • What’s new in TypeScript 2.6

    Mon 5:04pm
    Version 2.6 of Microsoft’s TypeScript language has moved to a release candidate stage. The new release of the typed superset of JavaScript features improvements such as increased strictness to help developers better find mistakes.TypeScript 2.6 introduces a…
  • Gluon brings AI developers self-tuning machine learning

    Fri 4:30pm
    Deep learning systems have long been tough to work with, due to all the fine-tuning and knob-twiddling needed to get good results from them. Gluon is a joint effort by Microsoft and Amazon Web Services do reduce all that fiddling effort.Gluon works with the…
  • What is Grafeas? Better auditing for containers

    Fri 6:00am
    The software we run has never been more difficult to vouchsafe than it is today. It is scattered between local deployments and cloud services, built with open source components that aren’t always a known quantity, and delivered on a fast-moving schedule,…
  • ‘Universal’ Windows development adds .Net Standard 2.0 support

    Thu 7:04pm
    Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP), an attempt to foster development of apps across multiple devices all running Windows 10, now supports the .Net Standard 2.0 specification for .Net unification.But this move comes right after Microsoft revealed it…
  • What’s new at GitHub: dependency management, security alerts

    Oct 12, 2017, 6:00 am
    GitHub is adding several services to its popular code-sharing site to help developers manage dependencies and improve security.GitHub dependency graph service…
  • Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

    Oct 10, 2017, 4:39 pm
    Kotlin is on its way to overtaking Java on that mobile platform, claims mobile database maker Realm.Realm performed an anonymized assessment of 100,000 developers using its database and which languages they were using, determined by developers’ selection of…
  • What's new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.17

    Oct 9, 2017, 4:39 pm
    The September 2017 release of Visual Studio Code, aka version 1.17, has arrived with a number of significant updates. Among the many improvements, the upgrade to Microsoft’s open source code editor brings region markers to the code folding support and boosts…
  • Java microservices profile gets fault-tolerance capabilities

    Oct 6, 2017, 6:45 pm
    The Eclipse Foundation’s MicroProfile project to add microservices to enterprise Java has released MicroProfile 1.2, which adds capabilities for fault tolerance and security.New features in MicroProfile 1.2…
  • Apple’s Swift is losing developers to multiplatform frameworks

    Oct 6, 2017, 12:30 pm
    When Apple’s Swift language for MacOS and iOS development debuted in June 2014 as the modern successor to Objective-C, Swift began to gain a foothold with developers. But now Swift is actually slipping in popularity, according the latest Tiobe index.Why…
  • Azure Functions serverless computing to finally get Java

    Oct 5, 2017, 6:00 am
    Microsoft’s Azure Functions serverless computing platform now has beta support for Java programming, a feature developers have demanded since Azure Functions’ 2016 debut.The beta inclusion of Java joins Azure Functions’ existing support of JavaScript,…
  • What’s in store for the next Java

    Oct 4, 2017, 6:00 am
    Fresh from the long-awaited release of Java Development Kit (JDK) 9 on September 21, Oracle is mapping out planned upgrades for Java, including for the Java 18.3 version due in March 2018 as part of a new, six-month release schedule for standard Java.[ The big…
  • What’s new in Kubernetes 1.8: role-based access, for starters

    Oct 4, 2017, 6:00 am
    The latest version of the open source container orchestration framework Kubernetes, Kubernetes 1.8, promotes some long-gestating, long-awaited features to beta or even full production release. And it adds more alpha and beta features as well.The new additions…
  • Under Eclipse, changes to Java EE begin

    Oct 3, 2017, 9:30 am
    As part of the change in ownership of Java EE (Enterprise Edition) from Oracle to the Eclipse Foundation, how Java EE works and is managed are starting to change.For one, Oracle is making the Java EE technology compatibility kits (TCK), which ascertain if an…
  • Oracle joins the serverless fray with Fn

    Oct 3, 2017, 9:00 am
    With its open source Fn project, Oracle is looking to make a splash in serverless computing.Fn is a container native serverless platform that can be run on-premises or in the cloud. It requires the use of Docker containers. Fn developers will be able to write…
  • What's new in Kotlin 1.2? Code reuse, for starters

    Oct 3, 2017, 6:00 am
    Version 1.2 of the statically typed Kotlin language, will offer an experimental feature enabling reuse of code across platforms, as well as compatibility with the Java 9 module system. The beta of Kotlin 1.2 is now available for download.Kotlin’s…
  • Java debugging comes to Visual Studio Code

    Oct 2, 2017, 6:00 am
    Microsoft has released a Java debugger for its free open source editor, Visual Studio Code. The newly minted extension is intended to work as a companion to the Language Support for Java extension provided by Red Hat.  Whereas Red Hat’s Language Support…
  • Giraffe brings F# functional programming to ASP.Net Core

    Sep 28, 2017, 6:00 am
    Giraffe, a micro web framework based on the F# language, is bringing functional-style programming to the development of web services on ASP.Net Core. Although F# is already supported in ASP.Net Core, Giraffe puts greater emphasis on the functional programming…
  • What’s new in MySQL 8.0

    Sep 28, 2017, 6:00 am
    MySQL, the popular open-source database that’s a standard element in many web application stacks, has unveiled the first release candidate for version 8.0.Features to be rolled out in MySQL 8.0 include:First-class support for Unicode 9.0 out of the box.…
  • Google App Engine adds support for Java 8

    Sep 27, 2017, 3:55 pm
    Google has made the Java 8 runtime generally available on App Engine, the Google Cloud Platform’s development platform service. Google said the upgrade removes performance limitations Java developers have had to deal with when using the Java 7 runtime. Java…
  • What’s new in React 16 JavaScript UI library

    Sep 26, 2017, 12:00 pm
    React 16, the latest version of the popular JavaScript library for building UIs, goes live today, with a rewritten core for better performance.Dubbed “React Fiber” during its development, React 16 is a rewrite of the React core, improving perceived…
  • Cython 0.27 speeds Python by moving away from oddball syntax

    Sep 25, 2017, 11:07 am
    Cython, the toolkit that allows Python code to be converted to high-speed C code, has a new 0.27 release that can now use Python’s own native typing syntax to speed up the Python-to-C conversion process.Previously, Cython users could accelerate Python only…
  • Facebook buckles under pressure over hated React license

    Sep 25, 2017, 6:00 am
    Under pressure from organizations such as the Apache Software Foundation, Facebook is changing the licensing of its open source React JavaScript UI library to one considered less risky for developers.Beginning with next week’s React 16 release, React will be…
  • What’s new in Apple’s Swift 4.0 language

    Sep 22, 2017, 6:00 am
    Swift 4.0 is now available. It's a major upgrade to Apple’s Swift, the three-year old successor to the Objective-C language used for MacOS and iOS application development.The Swift 4 upgrade enhances the Swift Package Manager and provides new compatibility…
  • IBM open-sources a microservices-friendly Java app server

    Sep 20, 2017, 3:00 pm
    A few weeks ago, Nginx released its multilanguage microservices-friendly app server, but without Java support at launch. Now IBM has a beta build of its own microservices-friendly app server for Java applications: the open source Open Liberty, which…
  • Forget PHP! Facebook’s HHVM engine switches to Hack instead

    Sep 20, 2017, 6:00 am
    Facebook’s Hip Hop Virtual Machine (HHVM), a speedy engine for PHP, will not target PHP 7, the most-recent major PHP release, but instead will focus on Hack, a PHP spinoff.The next long-term support release of HHVM, version 3.24, is due in early 2018 and…
  • CoffeeScript 2 arrives with JavaScript syntax improvements

    Sep 19, 2017, 6:00 am
    CoffeeScript, a simple languages that compiles to JavaScript and aims to make web developers’ lives easier, has just moved to a second major release, one that emphasizes syntax improvements. CoffeeScript 2, which had been in a beta stage since April,…
  • Angular 5 JavaScript framework delayed

    6:00am
    Angular 5, the next version of the popular Google-developed JavaScript framework, was to have debuted this month. But the release is now set to arrive October 23, because Google needs more time to work on the upgrade process.As a result of Angular 5’s delay,…