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Homebrew MacOS package manager gets easier to use

Homebrew 1.2.0 deprecates a number of repositories to improve ease of use and software quality

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GCC GNU compiler adds C++ 17 support

GCC 7x release series brings diagnostics enhancements and improved compilation and runtime performance

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Atlassian focuses on verification, integration in Bitbucket upgrade

Version 5.0 of the code management tool adds committer verification and tighter integration with the Bamboo continuous integration platform

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Red Hat and IBM raise objections to Java 9 modularization

Java Executive Committee participants worry modularization will have adverse effects on compatibility and could lead to two worlds of Java development

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JavaScript framework smartens up Firefox

Mozilla's Fathom framework helps browsers understand web pages the way people do

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Google offers voice and language SDK for Google Assistant

Developers can create hardware prototypes that allow for spoken queries and responses

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The framework formerly known as JavaScriptMVC hits 1.0

Now known as DoneJS, the framework for building high-performance real-time apps for mobile, web, and desktop reaches version 1.0

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

Get an overview of threadless, multithreaded, and distributed aggregation using the Streams API, Java threads, and MapReduce, then see for yourself what Spark's cluster computing engine brings to the equation

Facebook's Relay JavaScript framework gets GraphQL

The framework for building data-driven apps incorporates Facebook's query language for APIs

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Stack Overflow: Like sleep? Don't code in C

In analyzing its traffic, Stack Overflow found that C developers keep the latest hours, while C# is the language for early risers

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Tap the power of Google's Go language

Learn the key concepts to programming in Go, a concise, simple, safe, and fast compiled language with powerful concurrency features

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Facebook open-sources framework for smoother Android apps

The Litho framework improves scrolling and memory usage in native apps

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New AI language hides TensorFlow complexity

The Inkling programming language makes it easier to build artificial intelligence applications

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New React version promises near-native performance

Version 16 of Facebook's JavaScript library for building UIs will feature the Fiber reconciliation algorithm

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TypeScript 2.3 gets smarter about JavaScript standards

Now at a release candidate stage, the latest version of Microsoft's typed JavaScript superset supports async generators and iterators

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New functional language champions type-driven development

For now, Idris is primarily a research tool as the compiler and runtime await improvement

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How to make fake friends and influence people politically with botnets

Botnets play a major role in political campaigns today. Chatbots are programmed to post and tweet automatically. They’re versatile and interactions appear human. These programs interact through a chat interface and respond based on...

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Ugly Jenkins gets a friendly new UI

The free open source Blue Ocean plugin helps agile teams track build, test, and development progress via a visual pipeline editor

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