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Atlassian improves Jira roadmaps for better project tracking

Jira roadmap improvements include a macro-level progress bar with drill-downs into project details, along with Confluence integration

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JavaScript is the most in-demand IT skill

Report based on hiring trends cites JavaScript, SQL, and Java skills as the most sought after in the past year

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JDK 14: The new features in Java 14

Flight recorder event streaming, switch expressions, NVM support, and records are slated for the next version of standard Java

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Eclipse readies next enterprise Java for mid-2020

Jakarta EE 9 will include a new namespace but no major new functionality or requirements for backward compatibility with Jakarta EE 8

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Unison functional language touts immutable code

Experimental Haskell-like language promises the ability to describe entire distributed systems with a single program


Microsoft enables native mobile development with Blazor

Mobile Blazor Bindings allow developers to build native Android and iOS using C#, .NET, and web programming patterns

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Most Python 2 migration issues are corner cases

Few companies face significant hurdles migrating from Python 2, but the hurdles are high for those that do

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TypeScript 3.8 unveils new syntax for type-only imports

Fixing current issues with JavaScript import syntax, the next version of TypeScript will provide more fine-grained control over imports and elisions

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Pandas 1.0 brings big breaking changes

The first major point release of the powerful Python data analysis package removes many features and deprecates many others

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Amazon’s AutoGluon automates deep learning for devs

Amazon has launched an open source toolkit to help developers incorporate artificial intelligence in their applications

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Go 1.14 focuses on runtime, compiler

February release brings improvements across the board including to Windows and WebAssembly support

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C takes Tiobe Index language of the year honors

The C programming language edged out C#, Python, and Swift with the largest increase in measured popularity year over year

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Rust is dropping support for 32-bit Apple systems

Forthcoming Rust 1.41.0 will be the last with full support for 32-bit MacOS and three iOS targets

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Ruby 2.7 improves garbage collection, pattern matching

Ruby upgrade also includes enhancements to the REPL and an experimental just-in-time compiler

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What frustrates web developers? Web browsers

Mozilla Developer Network survey indicates broad satisfaction with web technologies, with browser support being the main frustration

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No, Python 2 did not get a reprieve

Rumor has it that the life of Python 2 has been extended through March 2020. Here’s what that ‘deadline’ really means

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Deadline extended for 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2020

The deadline for nominating a company for Insider Pro's Best Places to Work awards program has been extended to January 17, 2020. The annual survey, which launched in 1994, identifies the 100 best places to work for IT pros.

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WebAssembly hasn’t grabbed JavaScript developers

State of JavaScript 2019 developer survey says TypeScript, React, Express, and GraphQL are hot, Angular and WebAssembly not

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