Microsoft announces update to its .NET strategy
The company plans to expand C# and F#, but essentially "freeze" Visual Basic.
Microsoft offers 3 languages on the .NET platform: C#, F# and Visual Basic. This week the Redmond-based tech giant, in their first .NET update since 2017, announced their strategy for all three languages.
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Apache Spark gains .NET support
Microsoft and the .NET Foundation released version 1.0 of .NET for Apache Spark. The package enables developers to use Spark in .NET programming languages such as C# and F#.
To develop the package, a team of people from Azure Data Engineering, the Mobius project and .NET was put together.
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C# falls in popularity for cloud apps but is still a major player in gaming
A new developer survey from Slashdata has shown the popularity of C# dropping from third to sixth place in three years. C# is the primary language of Microsoft's .NET platform.
Despite the drop in popularity, however,... Read more
Latest release of C++ is boosting its popularity with developers
New features are making C++ the fastest growing language in the developer community.
It's been 35 years since C++ first appeared on the scene. The language quickly became one of the top three programming languages worldwide, with a market share of 17.53% in 2003. Since then, C++ has dropped in p... Read more
Chrome: ’70 percent of vulnerabilities are caused by memory issues’
The majority of critical vulnerabilities in Google Chrome are attributed to faulty memory usage, Google technicians confirmed.
According to Google, 70 percent of all security problems with Chrome are memory-related. Half of these are use-after-free vulnerabilities; these errors occur when Chrome... Read more
Microsoft open-sources C++ STL on GitHub
Microsoft has made its implementation of the Standard Library of C++ open-source on GitHub. The implementation becomes available under an Apache 2.0 license, with exceptions for LLVM.
Stephan Lavavej from Microsoft gave a number of reasons for the move to a company blog post. One of the reasons ... Read more
Microsoft explores use of programming language Rest
Microsoft wants to investigate whether the Rust programming language can be used as an alternative to C and C++, among other things. In this way, the company hopes to improve the security of its apps and those of others.
The announcement was made by Gavin Thomas, Principal Security Engineering Manag... Read more
Nearly 35 years old C++ programming language suddenly becomes more popular
There seems to be a growing interest in the 35 year old C++ programming language. The language has risen to third place in the Tiobe index for April this year, writes ZDNet. Tiobe's index shows how popular a language is among programmers.
C++ was created in 1985 as an extension of the C programming... Read more
Google makes project to sandbox C/C++ libraries on Linux open-source
Google has today created an open-source project for sandboxing C and C++ libraries running on Linux systems. This project is called Sandboxed API and is a tool that Google has used internally in its datacenters for many years.
The Sandboxed API is now available on GitHub. It also contains all the do... Read more