Code Llama: the AI programming assistant with the best resume
Meta has released Code Llama, a set of AI models suitable for assistance in programming. It is based on the wildly popular open-source model Llama 2. Meta boasts some impressive results from AI benchmarks: is Code Llama the best coding assistant?
In the scientific paper, Meta researchers talk ab... Read more
ChatGPT writes incorrect (but convincing) code half the time
ChatGPT produces incorrect code about half the time. This is what researchers at Purdue University have discovered, based on the OpenAI AI tool's answers to code queries from Stack Overflow.
In the study, Purdue University researchers tested ChatGPT 's answers to 517 Stack Overflow questions. Th... Read more
Google: ‘Bard is getting better at logic and reasoning’
The tech giant says its AI chatbot is improving at things like math and programming.
This week Google announced that Bard, its AI-powered chatbot, was getting better at logic and reasoning based tasks and queries. This must be welcome news given that the Google was late to the generative AI par... Read more
Google: ‘Rust reduces Android vulnerabilities’
The use of 'memory-safe' programming language Rust reduces the number of vulnerabilities in Android, according to Google.
Android used to suffer many memory-related vulnerabilities, Google described in a recent blog post. Examples include excessive read, write and 'use after free'. These flaws m... Read more
SAP steps into low-code with Build and allows business users to develop
SAP has presented Build, a new low-code platform that should bring software development to business users such as marketers and procurement experts. Essentially, SAP is combining existing products in Build to simplify the development of apps, processes and websites.
According to Chief Marketing... Read more
TypeScript 4.9 beta is live, but ECMAScript Decorators are missing
The beta of TypeScript 4.9 is available, including substantial enhancements such as the new 'satisfies' operator. However, ECMAScript Decorators, which were scheduled for this release, are likely to be delayed.
TypeScript 4.9 will be available as a release candidate on November 1 and as a final ... Read more
Microsoft develops AI tool for detecting programming errors
Researchers at Microsoft have developed BugLab, an autonomous AI tool capable of detecting errors in programming code. In this way, security incidents can be prevented.
BugLab is an autonomous tool for fixing and detecting programming errors. Autonomous refers to the model used to train the tool... Read more
Microsoft’s 64-bit Visual Studio preview is out for testing
Microsoft has released several developer tools, including the preview for the 64-bit version of Visual Studio 2022, ahead of the June 24 developer event. The first preview of Visual Studio 2022 comes after it has been kept at the 32-bit level for years, even as the hardware world transformed.
Th... Read more
New version of Pyston is 30 percent faster than Python
The developers of Pyston have released version 2.2 of their runtime. Pyston is an adaptation of the popular programming language Python, with extra emphasis on speed.
Poor performance when implementing their code is a problem that many Python developers face. This has led to the Pyston project. ... Read more
‘Number of developers increased by 14 percent’
This is evident from the latest version of SlashData's semi-annual State of the Deve... Read more