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04.09.14

Programming News: Python, Java, LLVM and More

Posted in News Roundup at 2:28 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Python

Java

DevOps

  • You can’t have DevOps without open source

    You probably think I’m going to talk about all the reasons why you should use open source tooling as the foundation for an effective DevOps culture in your organization, but that’s not what this is about. Not to marginalize the complexity of the challenges faced by the team I work with, but I have confidence that the engineers are going to figure the tooling part out. Believe it or not, the daunting part is wrapped in cultural change.

  • DevOps is a real job, it’s official

    The ‘developer’ and ‘operations’ DevOps role is now an official part of the tech industry nomenclature.

    The number of permanent and officially recognised DevOps Engineer posts in the UK has jumped 347% in the past two years.

LLVM

  • [LLVMdev] 3.4.1 Release Plans (BSD Development)
  • LLVM Spun Off Into Its Own Independent, Non-Profit

    Chris Lattner has announced the LLVM Foundation this morning as “The LLVM umbrella project has grown over the years into a vibrant community made up of many sub-projects, with hundreds of contributors. The results of this project are used by millions of people every day. Today, I’m happy to announce that we are taking the next big step, and forming a new, independent non-profit to represent the community interest.”

  • Fake MSAA Support Added To LLVMpipe, Yields OpenGL 3.0/3.2

    Months ago there was work on advancing Gallium3D’s LLVMpipe software-based driver with its OpenGL 3.x support, including work-in-progress patches, but nothing was merged at the time. With that said, it was a surprise to see fake MSAA support added tonight for Gallium3D and used by the LLVMpipe driver so it fakes OpenGL 3.0 compliance and forces the necessary extensions for handling OpenGL 3.2.

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