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Swift 5.5 introduces async/await, structured concurrency, and actors

‘Massive’ upgrade to the Apple-developed programming language also brings new package management capabilities.


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Open source skills only got hotter during the pandemic

A recent survey shows huge amounts of pent up demand for open source skills to help organizations drive their cloud strategies and digital transformation efforts.


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Get started with Go testing

Learn how to create and run unit tests in Go with the programming language’s built-in test management tools.


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Working with Azure Managed Instance for Cassandra

Use open-source tools to build big data systems that bridge on premises and cloud.


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How to choose the right data visualization tools for your apps

Charting APIs have their place, but embedded analytics platforms are often a better way to create interactive, visual experiences in your applications.


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Ruby on Rails 7 overhauls JavaScript support

Alpha release of Rails 7 tosses Webpacker in favor of a Node-less approach to JavaScript bundling.


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What's the real value of multicloud redundancy?

Many are seeking to duplicate systems with at least two hyperscalers, but in a lot of scenarios, it's an expensive solution that might not make financial sense.


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Oracle v. Google: What the verdict means for open source

Much of the software we use today is built on re-implemented APIs, like the Java API in question in Oracle v. Google. An Oracle victory would have stopped open-source innovation in its tracks.


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What to expect in Java 18

Due in March 2022, Java 18 has drawn proposals to incubate the vector API, preview record patterns and array patterns, and adopt UTF-8 as the default character set.


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GitLab’s S-1 points to an integrated devops future

GitLab prepares to go public, offering a way for devops, security, IT, and business teams to collaborate on software development.


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Will Google Cloud ever win over enterprises?

The No. 3 cloud vendor continues its attempts to attract more enterprise customers and grow market share amid stiff competition from AWS and Azure. Can Google do it? Maybe not.


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Why embed analytics and data visualizations in apps

Embedding analytics in applications is a smart way to expose insights and decision-making capabilities directly in employee workflow and customer-facing apps.


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Deno 1.14 extends Web Crypto API

Latest update to the Node.js rival also stabilizes the WebSocket API, introduces file locking APIs, and updates the Deno extension for Visual Studio Code.


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The lack of cloud skills is hindering cloud progress

The cloud skills shortage is killing enterprises that want to move to new technology quickly. Here are a few creative ways to deal with this issue.


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What’s new in Microsoft .NET 6

The next generation of Microsoft’s software development platform, uniting the .NET Framework and .NET Core, is now available as a release candidate.