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.

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

Some languages such as Rust aren’t widely used by developers but they are appreciated by programmers for qualities that excel in systems programming, versus application programming. For example, Microsoft is looking to Rust for the memory-safety features lacking in C and C++, which are extensively employed in Windows and other Microsoft projects.

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

Another highlighted feature is new filtering support for the Debug Console to improve the visibility of output and conceal irrelevant logging output. Users can also filter out patterns, for example, ones starting with an exclamation mark, or filter entries only to include certain text like ‘http’. 

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

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

C++ was created by Danish computer scientist Bjarne Stroustrup and released 35 years ago, in 1985. The language was critical for Microsoft to build Windows, which was released to consumers in the same year. These days Microsoft is exploring Mozilla-developed Rust to replace legacy Windows code written in C and C++ because of Rust’s memory […]

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

“We could make the master’s degree for Chinese language education available to teachers like Wu until his retirement. We can encourage the school to form a research team and have a professor from our university become their mentor. An interest group can also be set up to discuss essay writing teaching methods in school, where […]

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!’”

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

“We have given each other’s international students meticulous care and exchanged experiences in resuming classes. China has also donated 300,000 masks and other anti-virus materials to the Egyptian Ministry of Education and Al-Azhar University,” the ambassador said during his speech.

Russia Fears Nothing, Language of Ultimatums to Fail – Envoy to EU on Skripal

Russian ex-spy and MI6 double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious at a shopping center in Salisbury, Wiltshire on March 5. Police have suspected that they were poisoned using a nerve agent. They remain in hospital in critical condition. Skripal was convicted of cooperating with MI6 in 2006 and sentenced to 13 years for high treason. In 2010, Russian President Dmitry […]