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Python stands to lose its GIL, and gain a lot of speed

A new project to change the CPython runtime to boost multithreaded performance has drawn the attention of Python’s core development team.

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Visual Studio Code adds split editor capability

New ‘Split in Group’ command allows Visual Studio Code users to work in two editors side by side, vertically or horizontally, on the same file.

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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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CNCF and Linux Foundation launch entry-level Kubernetes certification

The two foundations are launching their fourth Kubernetes certification, aimed at beginners and non-engineers interested in getting acquainted with the popular container orchestration technology.

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Google Cloud extends its reach with new Distributed Cloud options

The third-placed cloud vendor has announced a new set of options for customers that need to keep certain workloads in self-hosted environments or out at the edge.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 is due November 8

Microsoft has made a version 17.0 release candidate and Preview 5 of the newly 64-bit IDE available with a go-live license for production use.

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Python tops Tiobe language index

Python rises above C and Java to take the top position in the index of programming language popularity for the first time.

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Microsoft lets Windows 11 loose on the world

PCs running Windows 10 that meet Microsoft's hardware requirements are immediately eligible for the free Windows 11 download. And new devices with Windows 11 factory installed are now on sale.

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What’s new in Python 3.10

The latest version of Python sports powerful pattern matching features, better error reporting, and smarter typing syntax for wrapped functions.

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Sumo Logic enhances observability suite for app, infrastructure performance

The new DevSecOps-oriented tools, announced this week at the company's Illuminate virtual conference, are part of Sumo Logic's Continuous Intelligence platform, and designed to provide real-time, deeper insights into critical...

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CodeSee launches codebase onboarding portal for open source developers

OSS Port community site taps CodeSee Maps for visual walkthroughs of open source codebases, aiming to ease the onboarding process for would-be contributors.

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GitHub Enterprise Cloud connects with Azure AD, Okta

GitHub’s Enterprise Managed Users service allow enterprises to manage GitHub team memberships and user access through their identity provider.

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PostgreSQL 14 brings performance boosts

Query pipelining, query parallelism, and other optimizations help speed heavy, high-connection, and distributed workloads.

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Java port eyed for RISC-V hardware

Port of the JVM to the open-source licensed instruction set architecture could be ready later this year, if project gets approval to proceed.

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Microsoft weighs in on Surface Duo apps

Microsoft unveils guidance and tools for adapting applications for dual-screen, foldable, and large-screen devices, especially the Surface Duo 2.

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Cloudflare hopes lack of outbound data fees will convert AWS S3 users to its R2 storage service

The internet company is taking on the dominant AWS S3 service with its new object storage option R2 by promising to help avoid costly outbound-data charges.

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Electron framework adds encryption API

Electron 15.0.0 also marks a faster release schedule for the project, with a new stable release now due every eight weeks.

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What’s new in Angular 13

The development of the next major version of the TypeScript-based web framework is underway.

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