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Groovy gets a comeback in popularity

Groovy’s use for scripting in the Jenkins CI/CD platform should help the JVM language maintain its popularity

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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

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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

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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

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TypeScript roadmap: Microsoft’s plans for 2019

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The best open source software for software development

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

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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

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