Microsoft’s C gets an A

Microsoft Corp.’s multi-purpose programming language C# has been named language of the year for 2012 by the PopularitY of Programming Language (PYPL) index for having the biggest growth in usage last year. The

Published on: January 7th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

10 programming languages that could shake up IT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Do we really need another programming language? There is certainly no shortage of choices already. Between imperative languages, functional languages, object-oriented languages, dynamic languages, compiled languages, interpreted languages, and scripting languages,

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Neil McAllister

Ruby on Rails getting HTTP streaming

With the planned 3.1 release of the popular Ruby on Rails Web development framework, developers will see support for HTTP streaming, to improve page performance. They also will find that JQuery becomes Rails's

Published on: April 21st, 2011 Paul Krill

Thirteen open source programming tools on the uptick

If the open source model has a sweet spot, it's in programming tools. Linus Torvalds's fabled "world domination" on the desktops of clerks or CEOs may never arrive, but it's already here on

Published on: April 18th, 2011 Peter Wayner

ASCII crimps program development, coder says

Programming languages are unnecessarily difficult to work with because they rely on the artificial constraint of using only ASCII characters, a noted programmer argues in the November issue of the flagship publication of

Published on: October 29th, 2010 joab jackson

Java founder James Gosling quits Oracle

James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language, has resigned from Oracle, he announced in a blog entry on Friday Gosling resigned on April 2 and has not yet taken a job elsewhere,

Published on: April 10th, 2010 joab jackson

Oracle to keep Java interesting, attract young developers

Java will need to be kept interesting if it is to maintain its prominence as the top programming language, an Oracle official stressed Wednesday during a Silicon Valley technical conference.To that end, features

Published on: March 24th, 2010 Paul Krill

New version of Groovy language warms up to Java, SQL

The new version of the Groovy programming language aims to make life easier for programmers who work with Java and SQL, the language's developers note.Last month, SpringSource, a division of VMware, and the

Published on: January 5th, 2010 joab jackson

Getting a grip on XQuery

XML seems unstoppable. On the Web, this general-purpose document display language is rapidly replacing HTML. In the office, Microsoft Corp. and OpenOffice have both moved to XML document formats. Even the big database

Published on: January 1st, 2007 Eric Lai