C++ is now the fastest-growing programming language, report says

The index ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. The programme’s hits on search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings.

Developers: Programming language C++ is about to get this huge update

Developer Software developers: How plans to automate coding could mean big changes ahead Developer jobs: Demand for programming language Python falls amid pandemic Visual Studio 2019: Now IntelliSense linter for C++ programming language cleans up code Apple Silicon promises more powerful Macs, but developers face growing pains (ZDNet YouTube) The Best Web Hosting Providers (CNET) […]

Programming languages: C++ jumps in popularity as Java falls away

Google’s Go language rose three spots from a year ago to become the 11th most popular language this month, while Apple’s Swift rose from 16th to 12th spot over the period. Google’s Dart programming language, a companion to its Flutter UI framework, also rose from 24th to 20th spot. 

Microsoft: VS Code update gets new features with programming language TypeScript 4.0

Thanks to TypeScript 4.0, VS Code provides IntelliSense code completion and other language features while a large project is still loading. The TypeScript team targeted a process called ‘project loading’ to improve startup times when bigger projects load in VS Code and other editors. The end result is the availability of partial IntelliSense during project […]

Programming languages: Julia touts its speed edge over Python and R

More on Julia and programming languages Microsoft lead engineer: Programming language TypeScript took off thanks to Google’s Angular JavaScript creator Eich: My take on 20 years of the world’s top programming language  Programming languages: Java still rules over Python and JavaScript as primary language   Julia programming language: Users reveal what they love and hate the most […]

Microsoft’s TypeScript language: Startup reveals long journey to JavaScript spin-off

“If the team saw the change simply as a neutral shift between syntaxes, we’d never get buy-in. If the switch didn’t make their day-to-day experience more productive, inertia would win out, even if engineers generally prefer to write typed code,” wrote Autry. 

University unveils new program to bolster educational development

Twenty-two experts from the university and alumni members working in the education sector will be responsible for helping make these dreams a reality. Among them are Yuan Zhenguo, professor of the Faculty of Education of the university, and Li Zhicong, headmaster of the No 2 High School of East China Normal University.

China, Egypt sign protocol to teach Chinese language in Egyptian schools

Egyptian Minister of Education and Technical Education Tarek Shawki (R, Front) shakes hands with Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang (L, Front) during a signing ceremony in Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 7, 2020. Egypt and China signed on Monday a cooperation protocol to teach the Chinese language in pre-university schools in Egypt as a second […]

The Minecraft: Education Edition beta program will arrive in schools next month

Microsoft says in its blog post that the program will run in over 100 schools from 30 countries around the world. The plan is to get feedback from teachers so any issues can be ironed out before Minecraft: EE is released with an early access program in June, when it will be available in 11 […]

From Tonga to Timaru in 1972: Filipo Motulalo’s Tongan language journey

Language, though, was the hardest threshold he had to cross. “I wrote English very well but I could not speak. I did not have the confidence … But I learned, and after the first year they said, ‘You sound like a Timaruvian already!’”