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PHP 7.4 releases with type declarations, shorthand syntax in Arrow functions, and more!

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Yesterday, the PHP development team announced the availability of PHP version 7.4. This marks the fourth feature update to the PHP 7 series. PHP...

ActiveState adds thousands of curated Python packages to its platform

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On Tuesday, ActiveState a Canadian software company announced to add thousands of Python packages to its ActiveState Platform. ActiveState helps enterprises scale securely with...
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Julia v1.3 released with new multithreading features, and much more!

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The Julia team yesterday announced a new version of the language, Julia v1.3. A few highlights of this release include new language features such...

Python 3.9 alpha 1 is now ready for testing

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Three days ago, the team behind Python announced the release of Python 3.9.0a1, which is the first out of the six planned alpha releases...
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Racket 7.5 releases with relicensing to Apache/MIT, standard JSON MIME, dark mode interface and...

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On Tuesday, Racket, a general-purpose programming language announced Racket 7.5. Racket is based on the Scheme dialect of Lisp programming language and is designed...
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Facebook mandates Visual Studio Code as default development environment and partners with Microsoft for...

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On Tuesday, Facebook mandates Visual Studio Code, the source code editor developed by Microsoft, as their default development environment. Additionally, they also stated that...
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Kotlin 1.3.60 released with Kotlin Worksheets, support for the new Kotlin/Native targets and other...

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Kotlin 1.3.60 was released yesterday with new features, as well as quality and tooling improvements. This release adds support for more Kotlin/Native platforms and...

Microsoft announces .NET Jupyter Notebooks

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At Microsoft Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced that Jupyter Notebooks will now allow users to run .NET code with the new .NET Jupyter Notebooks. Try...
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The Union Types 2.0 proposal gets a go-ahead for PHP 8.0

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Last week, the Union Types 2.0 RFC by Nikita Popov, a software developer at JetBrains got accepted for PHP 8.0 with 61 votes in...

Apple introduces Swift Numerics to support numerical computing in Swift

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Yesterday, Steve Canon, a member of Apple’s Swift Standard Library team announced a new open-source project called Swift Numerics. The goal behind this project...

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