Jingle... Perls?

Perl 6.0 promised for Christmas

Christmas has come early for Perl practitioners, with Perl 6.0 officially unveiled by Larry Wall. More than a decade late, the announcement is still being taken with a grain of salt by some, but the language’s creator assures us that work is most definitely progressing.


Git 2.6 lands with enhanced commands

The open-source, distributed version control system Git has had itself a major release. Git 2.6 brings dozens of new features and bugfixes, which comes as a relief to a number of users reporting bugs from previous versions.

The dark arts of Rust

Rust 1.3 introduces The Rustonomicon

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the mysterious, consecrated craft of unsafe Rust programming? Well, there’s now a book for that. The core team behind one of the hottest new languages presents the first draft of The Rustonomicon.

Do your homework

The countries introducing coding into the curriculum

It’s been dubbed the 21st century addition to the curriculum – now a growing number of countries are introducing programming as part of the school syllabus. Students as young as five years old are being schooled in coding for the future.

New Types

TypeScript 1.6 is now live

Typescript is now available in version 1.6. The latest drop of Microsoft’s JavaScript extension brings about a handful of improvements, including support for React/JSX, the ability to write class expressions and new features in the Type system.

Node + io.js = Node.js 4

Node.js 4.0 released

Three months after the Node.js Foundation started work on a new release candidate, Node.js 4.0.0 has been released – now featuring the io.js fork code base for the very first time.


GitHub digs into language trends

Since GitHub launched in 2008, an assortment of languages have held pole position as most popular on the Git repository hosting service. Using the Linguist library to populate their list, excluding forks, the service serves up some interesting statistics.