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JavaScript insiders predict its future features

ECMAScript insiders say the new features present complicated problems but are optimistic about their inclusion in future versions of JavaScript

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Scala upgrade brings closer alignment with Java 8

Scala 2.12 has an overhauled compiler to better use the VM features of Java 8

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Yet another JVM language? Whiley takes a fresh approach

We may not need another JVM language, but open source Whiley could wind up with other backends

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Rust language puts ease ahead of features for 2017

Upcoming improvements will focus on easier use, better tooling, and improved integration with other languages

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JavaScript projects regroup under a new foundation

The JQuery Foundation gives way to the JS Foundation, which will take projects such as Dojo Toolkit and Grunt

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Google’s Go language ventures into machine learning

A small but growing number of libraries written entirely in Go are stepping up to show that Google's language can do machine learning, too

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Ruby creator floats new concurrency model

The new concurrency and parallelism model, called Guild, would feature thread safety, but isn't expected before 2020

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Google Closure compiler moves from Java to JavaScript

The tool has shed its Java dependency in favor of compiling Java source code to JavaScript

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3 new programming languages: What their creators say

There are always new programming niches to fill and needs to be met. Coconut, Crystal, and Oden's developers shed light on the urge to create new tools

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New Google tool cuts JavaScript code down to size

Google's Ignition interpreter lowers memory consumption -- and that's only the beginning for this V8 engine component

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Gradle build sharing comes out of the cradle

The build automation system's founder also wants to address feature creep with CI systems

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LinkedIn's Gradle plug-in brings build automation to Python

The {py}gradle plugin can put Python and Java on the same page when it comes to software builds

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Google App Engine revs up Python 3 support

It's only Python 3.4 and a beta, but it's a step toward allowing App Engine users to implement Python in its latest and greatest incarnations

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Microservices, Java-on-Java top Oracle’s JVM design goals

Oracle's ambitious plans focus on density, scaling, and stronger language capabilities

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Hope springs for Google Web Toolkit

Google's onetime Java-to-JavaScript wonder tool may see new life, thanks to a looming update

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The future of Node.js: Stable, secure, everywhere

Node's developers look to tighten security, better accommodate ECMAScript, and move to HTTP/2

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IoT spurs surprise surge in assembly language popularity

This month's Tiobe Index of language popularity has the assembly language cracking the top 10, likely due to its use in small IoT devices

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Oden uses Google's Golang ecosystem to cook up a new language

The experimental language uses Go's underlying toolchain to deliver features that Google's language doesn't have yet

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