Weekly Review: New JVM language Concurnas, Istio 1.5 & RedMonk rankings
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, the creator of Concurnas presented the new JVM language in detail. We also welcomed the latest Istio release and the first RedMonk ranking of 2020—and we showed how embracing compassion, respect, and empathy can make you a better programmer.
Introducing new JVM language Concurnas
It’s not every day that a new JVM language is born unto the world, so to celebrate the arrival of Concurnas we published a complete introduction to the programming language by creator Jason Tatton last week. Concurnas has modern syntax and features, is open source and has GPU computing built in, which opens up the possibility for machine learning applications.
See here what Concurnas can do!
RTFM – Are programmers antisocial?
“There is a stereotype of programmers as being antisocial and difficult, and unfortunately many of us take on this attitude as if it comes with the job – but it doesn’t have to be this way!” In her talk from IPC, Software engineer Jessica Mauerhan discusses how to help boost your programming career with an attitude change and learn how to be less judgemental online and in the workplace.
Watch Jessica’s talk here.
Istio 1.5 simplifies its deployment model with Istiod
The newest release of Istio, version 1.5, landed last week. It improves CPU performance, includes a new extension model for proxy servers, and graduates some security settings. How do you follow up such a successful year as 2019? The roadmap for 2020 shows that Istio’s plans going forward include making it sleeker, smoother, and faster.
See what’s new and planned for Istio here.
See here what languages are trending in 2020.
The impact of working from home on developers
Working remotely is becoming an option for more people than ever, especially for developers. No office space, no daily commute, no set schedule. However, will you be able to connect with your co-workers and do you have the necessary self-discipline? This article goes over some of the pros and cons of working from home, as well as some personality types that excel at the job.
Read the pros and cons here.
But that’s not all
Last week was so full of interesting news and great content, here’s a few more highlights for you:
- Women in Tech: “Diversity isn’t just Gender – it’s culture and language too!”
- The best gift for developers – a mouthful of machine learning
- How To Securely Program in Java in 2020
- Kubeflow 1.0 brings cloud-native machine learning to Kubernetes
- Netflix releases Dispatch for crisis management orchestration