Languages and Runtimes

Languages and Runtimes | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

A woman speaking into a microphone. [close-up]
horses running competing battle race partners team

speedometer / speed / fast / high performing / limits

PyPy 7 speeds up Python 2.7, Python 3.5, and Python 3.6 alike

The latest release of the JIT-compiling Python runtime updates support for three major versions of Python in one go

state of the cio survey newsletter

JavaScript overtakes Java as most-known programming language

HackerRank skills survey finds developers mostly know JavaScript and Java, want to learn Go, Kotlin, and Python

command line

Smalltalk-inspired Pharo language adds 64-bit support

Simple, minimal, object-oriented Pharo 7.0 is available in 64-bit versions for Linux, MacOS, and soon Windows

car gps directions map roadmap

TypeScript roadmap: Microsoft’s plans for 2019

Improvements are under consideration for core type system, linting, and error messages

python snake programming language

Python’s popularity surges as a mainstay language

Java, C, C++, VisualBasic.Net, Kotlin, Matlab, Rust, and TypeScript also gain while Ruby and F# slip


PyOxidizer uses Rust to make Python executables

A new project written in Rust aims to make it easier to distribute Python applications as standalone binaries

rust king iron bronze crown royal queen

What is Rust? Safe, fast, and easy software development

The Rust language’s unique approach results in better code with fewer compromises than C, C++, Go, and the other languages you probably use

jw osjp soaring

Visual Basic.Net soars but may tumble soon

Although professional developers don’t think much of the language, Visual Basic.Net has many dedicated office applications

frustrated defeated discouraged upset mistake failure karina carvalho 87593 unsplash

Rust language is too hard to learn and use, says user survey

A survey of Rust users finds difficulty and frustration with the language’s highly touted features for memory safety and correctness

numbered track - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - competition - race

Topped out? Swift, Go, and R vie for Tiobe Top 10

All three languages face limitations that could cap developer enthusiasm for the long term

bos 2018 software dev

The best open source software for software development

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in software development

compiling compiler code

LLVM 7 improves performance analysis, linking

The compiler framework that powers Rust, Swift, and Clang offers new and revised tools for optimization, linking, and debugging

Load More