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

Tiobe’s index is based on programming-related search queries on 25 search engines, including Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia and Bing. It’s not a perfect system, but it is meant to reflect changes in a language’s popularity as measured by the topics developers new and old are searching for. It’s also meant to serve as an indicator for […]

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’. 

Watching for Arm-based Macs at WWDC 2020: Will Apple re-engine or re-imagine?

Other aspects of MacOS might also have to be re-implemented or rewritten, such as the Control Panel, and there might be utilities and other things that may not exist or make sense to port in initial versions of the Arm implementation of the OS. In addition to various API restrictions that Apple might impose on […]

Microsoft’s new Fluid Framework: Now it’s open-sourced on GitHub

Via Fluid components, Microsoft lets Outlook for the Web users embed components in email such as tables, charts, and task lists, which automatically stay up to date. Microsoft wants developers to use the Fluid Framework to explore new ways of collaborating in applications, email and documents. 

Windows 10 2004 Patch Tuesday problem: Update breaks WSL2, say users

Microsoft has yet to acknowledge the WSL2 reports linked to the update. While uninstalling the update via Settings and Update History appears to resolve the issue, Windows 10 2004 users who do that should be aware that it will also remove patches for 20 critical vulnerabilities that were addressed in the September security update.  

New Raspberry Pi OS update: First 8GB Pi 4, now you get these latest features

For those who want accessibility features, Long recommends using Firefox because it already supports accessibility, whereas it’s coming to Chromium in a future release. But Long advises against Firefox for others because it can’t use the Raspberry Pi’s hardware accelerator for video playback whereas Chromium can. 

Google DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis is one relentlessly curious public face of AI

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman unveils Doorstep Banking Services by PSBs, declares EASE 2.0 Index results

At present only non-financial services like pick up of negotiable instruments (cheque, demand draft, pay order, etc), pick up new cheque book requisition slip, pick up of 15G or 15H forms, pick up of IT or GST challan, issue request for standing instructions, request for account statement, delivery of non-personalised cheque book, demand draft, pay […]

Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design

Wyman’s work for the government in the ’70s included wayfinding systems for the National Zoo and the National Mall. However, he had his work cut out for him when it came to disproving a stereotype that icon-based wayfinding was “a system that was for illiterates,” he says. While the National Zoo embraced this system of […]

An Ocean of Plastic

Lauded as the “miracle” behind modern life, today plastic is everywhere. It’s in our clothes, computers, cellphones, cars, fur­niture and refrigerators. Airplanes, hos­pitals and laboratories depend upon it, but mostly, it ends up in our trash cans. Next year, the world will pump out close to 300 million tons of plastic, well more than a […]