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What’s new in Rust 1.51

Rust was designed to make it easy to develop fast and safe system-level software. Here’s what’s new.

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Ruby-like Crystal 1.0 makes its debut

Production-ready release comes with a promise that no features will be changed or removed in any way that could stop existing code from compiling and working.

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Adam Selipsky returns to AWS as CEO. Now what?

The Tableau CEO and Salesforce executive is returning to Amazon Web Services after six years away to take over the cloud division when Andy Jassy moves on to the top Amazon job later this year.

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OpenJDK proposals would improve Java pattern matching

Two OpenJDK draft proposals would enhance the expressiveness of pattern matching in Java and boost data-oriented queries, potentially previewing in Java 17.

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Cloud spending outstrips on-premises investments for the first time

The pandemic has finally pushed enterprise cloud spending past on-premises investments for the first time, marking a historic moment for the worldwide IT industry.ca

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Rust working group envisions ‘accessible’ async Rust

Async Foundations Working Group for Rust wants to make the language a leading choice for building distributed systems.

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Apple proposes actor model for Swift concurrency

Swift language proposal would add actors as a way to prevent data races and other common bugs in concurrent programming.

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Go programming gains in the workplace

Most Go programmers use Go at work, use Go for web programming, and work in the technology industry, Go Developer Survey 2020 results show.

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PeachPie PHP to .NET project reaches 1.0 milestone

Now with support for Visual Studio Code and other IDEs, the PHP-to-.NET converter runs WordPress and other apps.

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Spring Native turns Spring apps into native executables

Spring Native beta release leverages GraalVM to compile Spring Java and Kotlin applications to native images, reducing startup time and memory overhead compared to the JVM.

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JDK 16: The new features in Java 16

Highlights of the latest upgrade of standard Java include primitive classes, sealed classes, records, a vector API, and ports for Windows on ARM64 and Alpine Linux.

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Microsoft’s Windows API unification project moves forward

Project Reunion 0.5 Preview provides a unified set of APIs and tools for building desktop apps that target a broad set of Windows 10 OS versions.

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Google’s OSS-Fuzz extends fuzzing to Java apps

Google’s open source fuzz testing project draws on Code Intelligence’s Jazzer to add support for Java and other JVM languages.

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Project Lilliput would shrink Java object header

OpenJDK proposal to reduce the Java object header by half or more would lower memory and CPU usage on all Java workloads.

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Microsoft announces end of .NET Core 2.1 support

The company advises users to migrate to a supported successor such as .NET Core 3.1 or .NET 5, or face potential security issues.

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Google pulls the wraps off Flutter, Dart upgrades

Flutter 2 native UI toolkit debuts production-quality support for the web, while Dart 2.12 adds sound null safety.

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Devops salaries continued to rise during the pandemic

The global pandemic only highlighted the importance of agile software teams, though not all countries saw increased wages and women earned less than men at the top levels.

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Visual Studio Code 1.54 runs on Apple Silicon

Latest upgrade of Microsoft’s open source code editor also boosts performance on Windows.

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Visual Studio 2019 16.9 brings memory error detection, C++ capabilities

Microsoft has made Visual Studio 2019 16.9 generally available and unveiled a preview of Visual Studio 2019 16.10.

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Deno 1.8 preps for GPU-accelerated machine learning

WebGPU API for GPU rendering and computation is supported in the latest upgrade to the JavaScript/TypeScript runtime.

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