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  • Microsoft hints at potential C# 7 features

    Microsoft is moving forward with plans for version 7 of its C# language, posting lists of potential features, including tuples, pattern matching, nullability tracking and syntax for lists.

  • Red Hat broadens programming language support

    Potentially making work easier for system administrators, Red Hat has updated its development packages to support running multiple versions of the same programming language on its flagship enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

  • Coming soon: PHP 7 -- and it's a scorcher

    Get ready for PHP 7; it's going to be fast.

  • Chrome users roast Google on spit of hate over revamped bookmarks manager

    Google's redesign of the Chrome bookmarks manager has begun rolling out to the browser's users running the most polished version. And those users are very, very unhappy.

  • Australian developers re-architect government-focused CMS

    Australian web development shop PreviousNext is planning to release a significantly re-architected version of its aGov web platform before the end of the financial year.

  • govCMS to release its own Drupal distribution

    The government's govCMS project will make its own Drupal distribution publicly available for download, it announced today.

  • Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

    Microsoft is equipping its Azure cloud service with a tool to debug PHP-based Web applications that are running on the platform.

  • Grails Web framework finds home at Object Computing

    The Grails Web framework for Java, recently left orphaned by Pivotal along with the companion Groovy language, has a new home at Object Computing (OCI), which has hired key Grails developers.

  • Halogenics bets on Javascript, open source

    Melbourne-based software developer Halogenics is hoping within the next few months to have prototype versions of the next-generation of its Genotrack application.

  • MIT's Picture language could be worth a thousand lines of code

    Now that machine-learning algorithms are moving into mainstream computing, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is preparing a way to make it easier to use the technique in everyday programming.

  • NSW govt payments platform to support PayPal, Apple Pay

    The NSW government is intending to introduce by the end of the year a new payments platform for Service NSW that will include support for PayPal as well as Apple Pay when it becomes available in Australia.

  • Cool tools for compiling to JavaScript

    Every programmer has a favorite language or two. JavaScript lovers are the luckiest these days because their language is taking over the Internet and the Internet is taking over the world. Those whose hearts reside elsewhere in the programming language world, however, are stuck. They can either stay on the sidelines and curse the relentless juggernaut of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Node.js, or they can find a way to love it.

  • Opinion: Digital strategy is not enough - we need to embrace design thinking

    The concept of digital is something we see everywhere. It’s a loose term we use to describe the integration and infiltration of everything online.

  • Stack Overflow survey: Nearly half of developers are self-taught

    A college degree in computer science is not necessarily needed to get up to speed in software development. Almost half of developers never received a degree in that discipline, according to a Stack Overflow survey that polled more than 26,000 persons in 157 countries this February.

  • Language forks bring new power to programming

    Computer languages are like their real-life counterparts: They constantly evolve. But unique to the evolution of programming languages is the ability to expressly fork them -- to publicly announce a desire to branch off and deviate from the lineage. Sometimes the forks are temporary, with the new branch rejoining and influencing its parent. Other times, a useful variation of an existing language arises and is sustained. Or the mutation takes off, and an entirely new language is born.

  • Turnbull's Digital Transformation Office seeks CEO

    The government has engaged executive recruitment business Russell Reynolds Associates to run its search for a head of the recently created Digital Transformation Office.

  • Embarcadero moves RAD Studio beyond Windows

    Software development is moving beyond the desktop computer. With this in mind, Embarcadero has strengthened its flagship Windows RAD Studio IDE (integrated development environment) to better help build mobile apps and software for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

  • Etsy borrows some HipHop help from Facebook

    After borrowing Facebook open source code for running PHP programs more efficiently, Etsy won't need to grow its data center footprint this year, saving it from a significant expense.

  • Instagram gives Apple Watch developers a hand

    With the Apple Watch set for release on April 24, third-party application developers are rushing to write extensions that can run on the device. Now Instagram is sharing some code it wrote for its own app to help others.

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