Racket, a multi-paradigm programming language belonging to the Lisp/Scheme family, has reached version 6.4, PLT announced. The new version adds several new features, including an incremental garbage collector (GC), and fixes a vulnerability in the web server.
LispWorks 7.0 adds new runtime systems for both the Android and iOS platform to allow the creation of UI-less libraries that can be used in native mobile apps.
Continuing our coverage of Lisp, we present some of the efforts underway to port the venerable language to the .NET runtime. Variants we look at include IronLisp, LispSharp, and Common Larceny.
When the developers at Paragent needed to build a web-based IT administration tool, with a bare minimum of time and money, they did it with... Common Lisp? InfoQ asked Paragent CTO Tim Latchey why they chose Lisp, and what it offers to agile development teams.