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Readable Code - Why, How and When You Should Write It

by Thomas Betts Follow 48 Followers on  Oct 02, 2018

Most people would say they want readable code, and may even prefer readability over functionality. But when it comes down to asking people to define readability, opinions will start to diverge. At Explore DDD 2018 , Laura Savino covered why we want readable code, what it really means to be readable, and when readability absolutely must take priority over other considerations.

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Go 1.11 Adds WebAssembly, Experimental Module Support, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 27, 2018

The two main features of Go 1.11 are WebAssembly and modules, although both are still in the experimental stage.

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Numerical Computing Dynamic Language Julia 1.0 Released

by Srini Penchikala Follow 37 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

The latest version of Julia, a high-level, high-performance dynamic language for technical computing, supports language API stability and a new built-in package manager. The Julia computing team announced the release of Julia version 1.0 last week at JuliaCon 2018 in London, .

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Rust 2018 is Approaching: Managing the Transition from Rust 2015

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018

The first release of Rust 2018, corresponding to Rust 1.31, will be ready on December 6 2018, writes the Rust Core Team, consolidating under a new label the wealth of new features that have enriched the language since Rust 2015 was first delivered.

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Rust 1.27 Adds Support for SIMD

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Jun 23, 2018

SIMD support is the most notable new feature in Rust 1.27, along with a more explicit syntax for traits.

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Rust Has Got Existential Types

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  May 24, 2018

Version 1.26 of Rust adds support for existential types, improved match bindings, slice patterns, and some useful syntactic sugar. The Rust compiler has also become faster and supports 128 bit integers.

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Rust 1.23 Improves Memory Usage and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 07, 2018

The most significant improvement in Rust’s latest version is the reduction of memory usage made possible by avoiding some unnecessary copies. Additionally, rustdoc now consistently uses a CommonMark compliant engine to render the documentation.

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C++17 is Here: Interview with Herb Sutter

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 23, 2017 1

Last month, the ISO C++ committee formally approved the new C++17 standard, after work on it was finalized in April 2017. InfoQ has taken the opportunity to speak to Herb Sutter, who has been involved for many years with ISO C++ committee activities and is actually its convener.

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Rust 1.21 Improves Language Syntax and Tooling

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 18, 2017 1

The Rust core team has just released Rust 1.21, bringing a new language feature making literals more flexible, library stabilizations, and improved support for tools.

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Rust 1.20 Brings Associated Constants and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Sep 08, 2017

Rust 1.20 adds type-associated constants, a number of library stabilizations, and improved credential hiding in Cargo.

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Swift 5 Sets its Goals, Defines New Evolution Process

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

Expected to be released in late 2018, Swift 5 will bring ABI stability and further work on API resilience and memory ownership. A new evolution process will help ensure Swift 5 development keeps its focus on its planned goals.

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Rust 1.19 Adds Untagged Unions and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Jul 24, 2017

Rust 1.19 introduces a number of language improvements, including non-tagged unions, and new standard library features.

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Rust 2017 Roadmap Progress

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Jul 08, 2017

Rust core team developer Nicholas Matsakis summarized the current state of progress of Rust’s 2017 roadmap.

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