Scripting and JVM Languages

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CoffeeScript upgrade refocuses on JavaScript standards

But the new beta breaks compatibility with some version 1 features in providing ECMAScript 2015+ support

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New functional language champions type-driven development

For now, Idris is primarily a research tool as the compiler and runtime await improvement

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Scaled-down Scala variant cuts ties to the JVM

Taking advantage of the LLVM compiler platform, Scala Native expands language’s opportunities on resource-constrained devices

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Nginx JavaScript is ready for prime time

The Nginx Plus R12 server can be programmed using NginScript, a JavaScript-based tool

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Google App Engine adds C#, Node.js, and Ruby options

Google has also moved the Cloud Functions serverless environment to beta release

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Google ignites Python library for command lines

The Python Fire library, which Google has already used in its machine intelligence project, automatically converts code into a CLI

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Google Go's popularity doesn't translate to the enterprise

Developers heartily recommend Go, but businesses have been slow on the uptake

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Gradle upgrade builds Java apps faster for Android

A new approach to configuration in Gradle 3.4 ends 'dreaded' classpath leakage

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The best Go language IDEs and editors

Among dozens of options for developing Go programs, Gogland, Visual Studio Code, and Cloud9 rise to the top

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Cloud made easy: Get started with DigitalOcean

Build a web presence in minutes with DigitalOcean’s dead-simple cloud service

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Hidden gems: 14 Python libraries too good to overlook

Parsing, image processing, web crawling, GUI creation -- these little-known Python libraries have you covered

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JavaScript spec adds async functions, shared memory

ECMAScript 2017, due in June, also incorporates string padding and trailing commas

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Kotlin 1.1 beta adds JavaScript compilation

The new version of the language also incorporates experimental support for co-routines on the JVM, Android, and JavaScript

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New JVM language stands apart from Scala, Clojure

Eta, a Haskell dialect, can reuse Java libraries, features strong type safety, and is immutable by default

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Go 1.8 goes for efficiency and convenience

The latest release candidate for Go features HTTP2 Push support and an updated compiler back end for more efficient code

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New functional language for JVM builds on Haskell, Clojure, ML

Like Lisp, Lux runs on the Java Virtual Machine but promises more power and flexibility than its predecessors

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Developers pick up new Git code-hosting option

The open source, multiplatform Gitea project for lightweight code-hosting is written in Go

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Python 3.6 is packed with goodness

More async support, more type-hinting power, more speed, and more efficient memory usage top a long list of useful additions to Python

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