Last week, JetBrains released Kotlin 1.4 to the programming community. The update added some new language features but also put a strong focus on improving quality-of-life and performance, especially when paired with JetBrains’s own IntelliJ IDEA IDE. Kotlin is a programming language best known as “Java without the warts.” It can compile both to Java…
To offer a seamless developer experience, we wanted to create a specialized programming language, called Motoko, that is designed to directly support the programming model of the Internet Computer, making it easier to efficiently build applications and take advantage of some of the more unusual features of this platform.
Roberta Arcoverde, tech lead for Stack Overflow Teams, provides a deep dive into the decisions that shaped the architecture of Articles, an entirely new content type.
The React community grew organically thanks to its instant popularity. Here's how the folks shepherding that community ensure that everyone who wants to contribute is welcome to.
It can be intimidating to start contributing to an open source project. But with a little research and planning, you can be a valuable part of your favorite open source software.
I asked Georges Saab, Vice President of Software Development at Oracle’s Java Platform Group what changes to Java made the most impact and what upcoming features he believes will have a real affect on its future. Here’s some of the features that Saab feels made the language proliferate and a few that will keep it enduring.
On Wednesday, July 15th, a bitcoin scam hit Twitter. Celebrities such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and Bill Gates appeared to tweet out a message that promised to return double the amount of bitcoin sent to a specific wallet. It wasn’t a spontaneous and simultaneous act of generosity, it was a scam. At this point,…
Traditionally, linters make sure your code is clean and easy for teammates to read. They check for errors, bugs, style, and more. While they are more prevalent in dynamic/interpreted languages, they are not limited to them. Getting code as tidy as possible is the goal, but linters can also take some time getting used to, be a distraction, and might even be impossible to introduce to old, large code bases. We look at why they might still be worth your time.
When you're documenting anything technical, it's easy to forget what it's like being ignorant of how the software works, especially if you built the thing.