Programming languages: Swift 5.3 is out with better performance, productivity, says Apple

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Along with springing iOS 14 on unsuspecting developers, Apple yesterday also released version 5.3 of its Swift programming language. 

Swift 5.3 is available to developers from the Swift website or with the latest version of Apple’s integrated development environment, Xcode 12, which also includes SDKs for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS Big Sur.

Apple announced Swift 5.3 in March shortly after releasing Swift 5.2. The company is developing the language in the open, allowing developers in the Swift community to suggest new features via proposals that Apple may adopt. 

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Updates in Swift 5.3 aim to help developers be more productive by reducing redundant code, according to Holly Borla, an engineer on the Swift compiler team at Apple. It also includes fixes for common compiler issues that developers have experienced. 

The new version of Swift improves binary code size

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Programming languages: C++ just jumped in popularity. Here’s why

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35-year-old programming language C++ is undergoing a revival, according to Tiobe Software, which says it is the fastest growing language of any right now. 

C++ is “doing very well”, Tiobe CEO Paul Jansen, says in the company’s September 2020 index for the world’s most popular programming languages. C++ currently ranks fourth, behind C, Java, and Python. 

Tiobe’s index is based on programming-related search queries on 25 search engines, including Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia and Bing. It’s not a perfect system, but it is meant to reflect changes in a language’s popularity as measured by the topics developers new and old are searching for. It’s also meant to serve as an indicator for what languages developers should learn and use for their next projects. 

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As Jansen notes, C++ hit a high point in 2003 with a 17.53% share that put

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Tech Market Madness: Embedded Programming Languages

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Tech Market Madness: Analyst Insights for Engineers, is a new article series from Embedded Computing Design’s Technology Editor, Perry Cohen, where analysts from around the industry provide their insight on various embedded spaces.

 

C has been a stable of embedded systems programming for more than a generation. But today, a new breed of developer is being trained in high schools and universities around the world, and they’re not using C. They’re using Python, JavaScript, Node.js, and Rust. So where does that leave the embedded language landscape?

Citing his company’s annual “Voice of the IoT Engineer” report, a survey of more than 800 IoT and embedded systems engineering professionals, Chris Rommel, executive vice president of technology market intelligence and consulting firm VDC Research, may have an answer. Reviewing historical data from the report, which has been running for 20 years, he relayed that while more than 50 percent of developers

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Top 7 Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2020

 

With the help of programming languages, one can develop applications, make better UI, develop websites, design websites and much more. Overall, they enhance the user experience to a greater extent. Ultimately, programming languages have changed the whole IT sector. 

A programming language is generally a set of instructions that are provided to perform a specific task. Different programming languages perform different functions like web development, web designing, mobile application development, game development, etc. There are more than 700 programming languages in the market and still, there are new languages coming.

In between all this, there is a common question in everyone’s mind, ‘Which is the best programming language to learn?

Here, we have listed the best programming languages one should learn that are currently in demand. We have included the programming languages keeping in mind its functionality, difficulty level, and current scope.

#1 Python

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Python was developed in

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A comparison of three programming languages for a full-fledged next-generation sequencing tool | BMC Bioinformatics

The sequence alignment/map format (SAM/BAM) [1] is the de facto standard in the bioinformatics community for storing mapped sequencing data. There exists a large body of work on tools for processing SAM/BAM files for analysis [1–15]. The SAMtools [1], Picard [2], and Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) [3] software packages developed by the Broad and Sanger institutes are considered to be reference implementations for many operations on SAM/BAM files, examples of which include sorting reads, marking polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and optical duplicates, recalibrating base quality scores, indel realignment, and various filtering options, which typically precede variant calling. Many alternative software packages [4–10, 12, 14, 15] focus on optimizing the computations of these operations, either by providing alternative algorithms, or by using parallelization, distribution, or other optimization techniques specific to their implementation language, which is often C, C++, or Java.

We have developed elPrep [8, 16], an open-source, multi-threaded framework for

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Robotics Programming: Essential Coding Languages To Learn

Before we start exploring this fascinating field, it is important to get an overview of robotics programming and give ideas to the newbies as well.

The reason why robotics is growing so rapidly is quite explicit. It happens to be a mixture of all the top fields, including computer science, engineering, bioengineering, mechatronics, AI, nanotechnology, and some others.

The term “robotics” simply refers to the study of robots. These are machines designed to work in human capacity and execute some very specific tasks. Before, robots were unable to make decisions as their program was just to perform binary operations. But now, they are brimming with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and whatnot. They may be able to analyze the scenario, take appropriate decisions, learn from the outcome, and then make even better choices in the future.

 

Why Robotics Programming Is A Lucrative Field

These days, the competition is quite strong. People

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Programming Languages | Department of Computer Science

The programming languages research group at Cornell includes eight faculty and over two dozen Ph.D. students. We are proud of both our breadth and depth in this core discipline. Cornell has been known from the beginning for its research in programming languages. We have made foundational contributions to type theory, automated theorem proving, and language semantics. A more recent theme has been language-based solutions to important problems such as computer security, networking, and distributed programming. Cornell researchers have also contributed to language implementation, program analysis and optimization, domain-specific languages, and software engineering.

See the PL group’s site for news and a full list of people involved in PL research.

Faculty

Robert Constable researches programming languages and formal methods in the context of type theory. The Nuprl proof assistant, developed by Constable and his group, is a dependently-typed language that can be used to describe distributed computing, as a formal specification

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Top 5 Programming Languages for Beginners – CoderDojo

For any beginners who have just started to learn how to code or for anyone who would like to start it can be a little bit daunting! There are many different programming languages to choose from and sometimes it can be difficult to choose which one to start with or which one would suit you.

If you can find a coding club here or see what CoderDojo projects we provide to freely learn programming languages here.

 

 

Javascript

JavaScript
JavaScript is another language which is in high demand at the moment, but it is not to be confused with Java! Java is a programming language while JavaScript is a scripting language. It is relatively easy to learn but perhaps not as easy as something like Python. It runs on every single platform and is already in your browser for you to start learning which means you do not need to install it.

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The Big List of 256 Programming Languages

Summer typically brings lots of vacation time for people. Instead of sitting around and being lazy, why not take the time to learn a new programming language? I am not recommending a specific language over others at this time, but providing a long list of languages based on GitHub and TIOBE. I have not tried to categorize or validate this list of languages in any way, so please do not complain about some ancient or useless technology being listed. If you think there is a language that should be added, please leave it in a comment along with a link with information about the language, preferably on Wikipedia or the actual language site. I give no guarantees that the links for these languages are what was meant by GitHub or TIOBE, but they do not link to an official site for the languages so I did my best in finding

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Types and Differences between Programming Languages

Different Programming Languages

Nowadays, there are numerous programming languages are becoming more general and all-purpose, but these languages have their specialties, and each language has its own advantages and  disadvantages. Usually, programming languages can be classified into a few types, however,  these languages support multiple programming style. Every year there are a number of programming languages are implemented, but few languages are becoming very popular which may used by a professional programmer in their career.

Programming languages are used to control the performance of the computer or machine. At present, computer programmer has many choices to choose the language, but there are many differences between programming languages. So, this article gives a brief information regarding what are the different types of programming languages, differences between programming languages and types of programming languages in useful ways.

What is Programming Language?

A programming language is a notation designed to connect instructions to

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