Interview with the creators of Julia

“Julia is comparable to Python for simple machine learning tasks and better for complex ones”

The initial release of the Julia programming language was eight years ago, in 2012. We spoke to the four creators of the language, Dr. Viral B. Shah, Dr. Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski and Prof. Alan Edelman, to find out whether Julia has been able to live up to their high expectations. They also went into detail about the various use cases Julia is applied to today, how the language compares to Python, and where it is headed in the future.

New minor version has arrived

Julia 1.4 adds new language features and library updates

The latest minor version of Julia, v1.4, has landed. The open source high-level dynamic programming language is used for tasks such as machine learning and statistics, and now it has received several new features. Let’s see what language changes, build system changes and new library functions Julia 1.4 has on board.

Newest milestones

Julia v1.3: Reproducible results, Yggdrasil, & multi-threading changes

Julia has undergone a few new changes with the release of version 1.3. The newest minor update brings better reproducibility for future projects, a new community collection of build repos, a few new language features, and more. Let’s check in with Julia and see how the language is doing, what’s new, and what its community is saying about its current state.

Standard library changes, new features & more

Julia v1.2.0: Technical computing gets updated with new library functions

What’s new with Julia? The latest update for the high-performance technical computing language has arrived and is ready to download. This is a minor update, so this means no breaking changes. However, it brings plenty of standard library changes, a handful of new features, and some minor changes. Meet Julia v1.2!

It's a good time to be a fan of Julia

Julia: The programming language of the future?

Is Julia “the language of the future”? The TIOBE Index has seen a recent upswing in its popularity, as it slowly climbs up the charts from 50th place to the 35th most popular programming language. At JuliaCon 2019, the results from the user survey were revealed. To celebrate, let’s take a quick dip into the language use cases and how it stacks up.

Unraveling the threads

Julia takes a page from Go, adds composable multi-threading feature

The Julia programming language introduced composable multi-threaded parallelism. Let’s take a look under the hood and see where this language is headed, and what it includes. It may not be the most popular language, but attendees of JuliaCon in Baltimore are showing off its specific uses and creations made with the language.

The it girl of IT is Julia

Julia takes the stage while PHP continues its five-year slump

Programming languages go through cycles; it’s up to us to know when to switch to the latest new thing. Here’s a look at the internet’s collective wisdom about programming language: the PYPL Index! Looks like Python and Java are on top, Julia is rising quickly, and PHP continues to slump for the 5th year in a row.

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