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November 5 - 11, 2020
Programming News and Views
|Apple Announces App Privacy Revamp
11 Nov | Kay Ewbank
Apple has released details of an overhaul of app privacy disclosure that will affect any developer with an app on the Apple Store.
.NET 5 Ready For Action
11 Nov | Mike James
The release of .NET 5, announced at .NET Conf 2020, is a historic moment, but one tinged with regret and anxiety. This release unifies .NET to just one on-going framework. What this holds for the future isn't clear.
Introducing Jetpack Compose for Desktop
10 Nov | Nikos Vaggalis
JetBrain's Jetpack Compose for Desktop is an open source project being developed in collaboration with Google’s Jetpack Compose, intended to simplify and accelerates UI development for desktop applications, and allow extensive UI code sharing between Android and desktop applications. It's first milestone release is now available.
PyTorch Adds New APIs
10 Nov | Kay Ewbank
PyTorch has been updated with several new APIs including support for NumPy-Compatible FFT operations, profiling tools and major updates to both distributed data parallel (DDP) and remote procedure call (RPC) based distributed training.
09 Nov | Janet Swift
A report that looks at trends in the usage of MongoDB alongside SQL and other NoSQL database technologies, reveals a decline in SQL-only technologies at the same time as the adoption of NoSQL technologies, to facilitate moving data to the cloud.
Uno Extends Linux Support
09 Nov | Kay Ewbank
There's an updated version of Uno that includes Linux and Windows 7 support using a new Skia rendering backend. Uno can be used to write C# and XAML once to create an app that will run on Windows, Android, macOS and iOS devices, as well as in web browsers via WebAssembly.
Python Overtakes Java In TIOBE Index
06 Nov | Janet Swift
This month's TIOBE brings dramatic news. Python has replaced Java as the second most popular language. Although this was bound to happen sometime, we had not imagined it would be this soon.
Amazon Luna Goes Live
06 Nov | Kay Ewbank
Amazon has launched Luna, a cloud gaming service that it says game developers can use to reach multiple endpoints from a single source.
Haskell Foundation Launched
05 Nov | Sue Gee
Launched at this week's Haskell eXchange online event, the newly formed Haskell Foundation has been established as a non-profit dedicated to broadening the adoption of the Haskell programming language.
.NET For Apache Spark Updated
05 Nov | Kay Ewbank
The .NET bindings for Spark have been updated. The new 1.0 version adds support for .NET apps targeting .NET Standard 2.0 or later, as well as support for Apache Spark DataFrame APIs.
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