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Is Scala 3.0 a new language altogether? Martin Odersky, its designer, says “yes and...

At Scala Days Lausanne 2019 in July, Martin Odersky, the lead designer of Scala, gave a tour of the upcoming major version, Scala 3.0....
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Core Python team confirms sunsetting Python 2 on January 1, 2020

Yesterday, the team behind Python posted details about the sunsetting of Python 2. As announced before, post January 1, 2020, Python 2 will not...

Developers from the Swift for TensorFlow project propose adding first-class differentiable programming to Swift

After working for over 1.5 years on the Differentiable Programming Mega-Proposal, Richard Wei, a developer at Google Brain, and his team submitted the proposal...
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Go 1.13 releases with error wrapping, TLS 1.3 enabled by default, improved number literals,...

Yesterday, the Go team announced the release of Go 1.13. This version comes with uniform and modernized number literals, support for error wrapping, TLS...
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Microsoft introduces Static TypeScript, as an alternative to embedded interpreters, for programming MCU-based devices

Microsoft yesterday unveiled Static TypeScript as an alternative to embedded interpreters. Static TypeScript (STS) is an implementation of a Static Compiler for TypeScript which...
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Introducing CUE, an open-source data constraint language that merges types and values into a...

Inspired by Google’s General Configuration Language (GCL), a team of developers has now come up with a new language called CUE. It is an...
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Implementing memory management with Golang’s garbage collector

Did you ever think of how bulk messages are pushed in real-time that fast? How is it possible? Low latency garbage collector plays an...
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Golang 1.13 module mirror, index, and Checksum database are now production-ready

Last week, the Golang team announced that the Go module mirror, index, and checksum database are now production-ready thus adding reliability and security to...
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Why Perl 6 is considering a name change?

There have been several discussions around renaming Perl 6. Earlier this month, another such discussion started when Elizabeth Mattijsen, one of the Perl 6...
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The Julia team shares its finalized release process with the community

The discussions regarding the Julia release process started last year when it hit Julia 1.0. Yesterday, Stefan Karpinski, one of Julia's core developers shared...

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LLVM’s Clang 9.0 to ship with experimental support for OpenCL C++17,...

The stable release of LLVM 9.0 is expected to come in the next few weeks along with subprojects like Clang 9.0. As per the...

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