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Links 27/11/2013: Programming News





  • Python catches up by leaps and bounds in the enterprise
    Python, the programming language, is an open source, volunteer-driven project. Historically viewed as a scripting language (think: slow), the Python of today has developed into a robust and responsive language for the enterprise and other open initiatives around the world—with a Foundation to boot that reinvests money into the community and works to attract newcomers.


  • Introducing GPU Accelerator Programming to Popular Linux GCC Compiler
    There is no doubt that the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Titan, the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, gets its kick from its 18,688 GPU accelerators. On Titan, GPUs operate in tandem with CPUs to simulate groundbreaking scientific research at breakneck speeds. Now, the OLCF is working with Mentor Graphics, a leading electronic design automation company, to bring accelerated computing to a broader audience.
  • Google opens Mirror API: Now ANYONE can develop for gizmohead specs
    The API originally came as a limited developer preview, which was only open to Glass-owners, Google said, because "to develop great experiences and effectively test them, you need to have Glass".


  • Google encourages teens to contribute to open source projects
    For the fourth year in a row, Google has organized its Code-in contest for pre-university students to contribute to open source projects.


  • Google hosts ‘code-in’ to get teens contributing to open-source projects
    Most devs end up using a huge amount of open-source code in their projects, so giving back to these projects only makes sense.


  • ARM Cortex-A7 Support Appears In LLVM & Clang


  • LLVM 3.4 Branched, Christmas Compiler Present Planned


  • The Role of Open Source in Orchestration


  • How civic hackers can build apps that last


    I leave out .NET on my own philosophical grounds where I believe you should not be tied to an operating system, particularly one of a monopolist. If you can get past that objection then I would add it to the list since a lot of civic governments IT departments are currently Windows shops. Look I understand you know and love {insert favorite tech here} but if your goal is to really help civic governments, then make life easy for them, not for you.

    I put PHP first because it is everywhere and easy for people to pick up and use. There are a bazillion books on it, there are tutorials all over the web, there are plenty of hosting providers, and it is easy to find people who know it outside of the tech hubs in the US. Java is next because most Computer Science departments teach their students Java, it is stable, there are tutorials for it all over the web, it is used by large enterprises and small shops so it may be in the government IT shop already, and there are libraries for almost anything you want to do. Finally, I put Python in the list because it meets the needs of those who like dynamic languages, it is mature and stable, it is the programming language to extend quite a few desktop applications, it is relatively easy to read and learn, plus there are tons of books and tutorials, and it also has a lot of libraries to carry out almost any function you want.
  • Clang's C++ Modernizer Is Becoming More Useful
    Last year Intel proposed a tool to auto-convert C++ code into C++11 compliant code. The last time I wrote about this automatic code migrator it was called the C++11 Migrator and was still making steady progress, but that was months ago. Today we have an update on this useful utility now known as the C++ Modernizer and can auto-convert large amounts of code.
  • Will we code our own future or just wait for jobs to disappear?
    Coders are the new rock stars! And next week, 25-30 November, is Europe Code Week. Today a guest blog from Alja Isaković, one of my young advisors from Slovenia - plus my video message welcoming all those taking part.

    "I have this great business idea, but no technical skills to build it." This is exactly what I kept hearing all over again when reading hundreds of applications from women, age 14 to 64, who signed up for Rails Girls in Ljubljana and were eager to learn more about how the internet works. Can you imagine what would happen if we gave even a small percentage of those ideas a chance to see the light of the day?


  • The Gambas Project: It's Like Visual Basic On Linux
    Gambas is an open-source development environment based on a Basic interpreter and with support for object extensions. It's been compared to Visual Basic, but Gambas supports Linux and is GPLv2 software.


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