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Google Jetpack Compose Android UI toolkit now in beta

Declarative UI toolkit is intended to ease the development of native applications across Android platforms.


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IT Salary Survey 2021: The results are in

The latest Insider Pro and Computerworld Salary Survey reveals the current salaries for dozens of tech titles, the IT skills most in demand (and those not), the tech hiring expectations for the coming year, and what matters most to IT...


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Does AI-driven cloud computing need ethics guidelines?

It’s clear that artificial intelligence is powerful and cost-effective in the public cloud. However, it can be weaponized for unethical tasks.


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NumPy 1.20 introduces type annotations

Major upgrade to the scientific package for Python also features expanded use of SIMD, increasing the execution speed of universal functions.


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JDK 17: What’s in store for Java 17

A new rendering pipeline for MacOS and a uniform API for pseudo random number generators are proposed for the Java long-term support release due in September.


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IT Salary Survey 2021: Security and cloud computing certifications on the up

Do more certifications lead to new jobs, promotions or a pay rise? We asked 1,172 IT professionals their thoughts and whether or not they are currently pursuing certifications and in which areas of technology?


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Python developers want static typing

The most-wanted features by Python developers are static typing and strict type hinting, closely followed by performance improvements, Python Software Foundation survey results reveal.


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How to handle component interaction in React

Dealing with component interaction is a key aspect of building applications in React. Here’s a look at the options.


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Is geofencing a protective bubble or a heap of trouble?

A tool that monitors your location and immediately alerts authorities could either be a public-health carrot or an authoritarian stick.


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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.


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TypeScript 4.2 tunes tuple types

Now available as a production release, TypeScript 4.2 loosens restrictions on rest elements in tuple types and improves type alias preservation.


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IT Salary Survey 2021: Over half of IT pros are satisfied at work – but nearly half are job hunting

Happy at work? Maybe you are not alone. Our 2021 salary survey of IT professionals reveals current attitudes to pay, responsibilities and what matters most in their current jobs.


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Android 12 developer preview bolsters privacy, user experience

Developers can play with new capabilities in security, privacy, media transcoding, rich content insertion, audio, and more.


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Review: AWS AI and Machine Learning stacks up

Amazon Web Services provides an impressively broad and deep set of machine learning and AI services, rivaling Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.


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Unleash the power of Python regular expressions

How to use the regular expression functions provided by the ‘re’ library to match, search, and replace text in your Python programs.