Author: Paul Krill

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What’s next for the Aurelia JavaScript framework

This should be a busy year for Aurelia, a JavaScript client framework that emphasizes use of focused modules.[1] It is being groomed for improvements ranging from server-side rendering to state management.
Developers of the project also have ambitions …

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2017: The year in programming languages

For programming languages, languages like Java and Kotlin garnering a lot of attention in enterprise and mobile development in 2017. The JavaScript ecosystem, critical to web development, continued to expand as well.
Overall, the year presented a mixed…

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What’s next for Microsoft’s .Net CLR

Microsoft’s Common Language Runtime[1], the virtual machine that anchors the .Net Framework, is due for a makeover, with the company announcing plans to make the CLR more efficient and scalable.
Key to this modernization will be improvements to the int…

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What’s next for WebAssembly portable code

If its roadmap holds, WebAssembly, the binary format to speed the performance of web applications on both computers and mobile devices, will improve its language support via garbage collection, threads, better debugging, and a SIMD (single instruction,…

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Scripting languages slip in popularity

Prominent scripting languages, once viewed as the future of programming by offering ease of use, have slipped in the monthly Tiobe index of language popularity. Only Python and JavaScript still have some momentum.
Languages that have seen their fortune…