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

Enterprise Software As support ends, Windows 7 users head for the exits Must-have macOS security, productivity, and performance utilities Best video conferencing services for business: Zoom, WebEx, AnyMeeting, Slack, and more How many computers do you regularly use? (ZDNet YouTube) The Best Password Managers of 2020 (CNET) SaaSOps: The next step in Software as a […]

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

A recent update to Julia has improved multi-threading to offer more speed enhancements, and that’s what Julia developers argue is giving it a sizable edge over Python and statistical programming language R at the task of parsing CSV files for data analysis. 

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. 

Web Explodes With Best Quitting Stories

I knocked down my first boss. On my first day at a small art publisher in the mid-70s, I saw that he was openly pawing all the young female employees. He looked like a disgusting Rowlandson caricature, and he had one hanging in the office. I went down to the public phone, called Unemployment to […]

‘My Best Part’ (‘Garçon chiffon’): Film Review | TIFF 2020

(Spoilers in the following paragraph.) This brings us to the subplot involving young motorbike aficionado Kevin (rising star Theo Christine). This country kid with a hot bod and a heart of gold occasionally helps out Bernadette and seems like the perfect fit for Jeremie. Even the way in which Maury films both Jeremie and Kevin’s […]

Venice Film Festival 2020: The Best Movies According To The Critics

Former Golden Lion winner Gianfranco Rosi returned to Venice with appreciated documentary Notturno, an immersive portrait of those trying to survive in the war-torn Middle East. Rosi’s film also scored highly with Italian-language critics. Debuting right at the end of the festival was Alex Gibney’s Crazy, Not Insane, an examination of the research by forensic […]

Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work

A virus, surprisingly biological, has forced the tech world to adopt remote work with gusto. Companies like Google that set the bar high for workplace ambiance with free laundry and gourmet food have allowed employees to work from home until mid next year. Within weeks of the pandemic, Infosys, Wipro, and several other Indian technology […]

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

The Fluid Framework repository has arrived on GitHub following Microsoft’s announcement at Build 2020 in May that the technology would be open-sourced and would first arrive as Fluid ‘components’ in the Outlook web app and Office.com. The Fluid Framework was announced at Build 2019.