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Server-side WebAssembly runtime reaches GA status

Promising faster compilation and production-ready performance, Wasmer 1.0 allows universal binaries compiled from native code to run in lightweight containers on multiple host platforms.

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PyCharm Python IDE backs Apple Silicon

Latest upgrade to the JetBrains IDE for Python development brings support for new Mac hardware and fixes multiple bugs.

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Python edges C++ for Tiobe’s programming language of the year

Tiobe index of programming language popularity identified Python and C++ as the languages with the greatest increases in popularity in 2020.

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Ruby 3 brings parallel execution

Major Ruby update introduces an experimental feature called Ractor that promises thread-safe parallel execution

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Bash 5.1 brings back older behavior

Major update to the Unix and Linux shell returns to Bash 4.4 pathname expansion and fixes a number of crashing bugs.

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GitHub.com dumps non-essential cookies

To improve site usability for developers, the popular codesharing site has eliminated cookies related to tracking, advertising, and other non-essential uses.

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Microsoft seeks to build trust in third-party .NET libraries

Recognizing that the open source .NET ecosystem is not as strong as it could be, the company wants to work with developers of third-party .NET libraries to improve their quality.

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Visual Studio Code adds extension troubleshooting

Latest monthly update to Microsoft’s open source code editor features an extension bisect feature that uses a binary search algorithm to quickly identify an extension causing trouble.

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Adobe Flash reaches end of life

The once-ubiquitous technology for displaying rich media content in web browsers and mobile devices will no longer be supported in 2021.

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Google services, apps hit by global outage

The company’s popular business apps and services, including Gmail, Docs, Workspace, Sheets and Meet were knocked offline for more than a half hour Monday morning.

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ActiveJ Java platform takes aim at Spring, Quarkus

High-performance Java platform born in ad-tech is geared toward high-load web, cloud, networking, and microservices applications

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Eclipse weighs Java 11 support for Jakarta EE 9

Open source enterprise Java project considers dependency injection improvements and higher performance code for version 10

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What’s new in Kubernetes 1.20

The latest release of the container orchestration system deprecates the Docker runtime in favor of its own runtime interface

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Enterprise Java gets a new namespace

With the transition to the jakarta namespace and Jakarta EE 9, the enterprise Java ecosystem prepares for the development of cloud-native Jakarta EE 10.

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Fable F# to JavaScript compiler improves usability, speed

The Fable 3 ‘Nagareyama’ release promises to be easier to use and to cut compilation speed in half.

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Microsoft rolls out data governance service on Azure

Azure Purview automates the discovery and cataloging of data on-premises, in the cloud, and in SaaS applications.

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GitHub expects 100 million software developers by 2025

GitHub’s 2020 State of the Octoverse report indicates more developer activity and open source contributions coming from outside the United States.

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Salesforce targets public clouds with Hyperforce

The SaaS CRM vendor is taking the first steps toward moving customers out of its own data centers and into those of its public cloud partners.

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Oracle adds analytics to MySQL in the cloud

Oracle MySQL Database Service with the MySQL Analytics Engine combines OLTP and OLAP in the same MySQL database in the Oracle Cloud

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Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

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