News briefs for August 9, 2018.
Julia 1.0 made
its debut yesterday—the “culmination of nearly a decade of
work to build a language for greedy programmers”. The language’s
goal: “We want a language that’s open source, with a liberal license. We
want the speed of C with the dynamism of Ruby. We want a language that’s
homoiconic, with true macros like Lisp, but with obvious, familiar
mathematical notation like Matlab. We want something as usable for general
programming as Python, as easy for statistics as R, as natural for string
processing as Perl, as powerful for linear algebra as Matlab, as good at
gluing programs together as the shell. Something that is dirt simple to
learn, yet keeps the most serious hackers happy. We want it interactive and
we want it compiled.” You can download it here.
The Rust Community announced the 2018 State
of Rust Survey, and they want your opinions to help them
establish future development priorities. The survey should take 10–15 minutes
to complete, and is available here.
And, you can see last year’s results here.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launches today at 11am ET. You can watch the
spectacle via Android
Central, which will be streaming the live event.
Margaret Dawson, Vice President, Portfolio Product Marketing
at Red Hat, was named Business Role Model of the Year at the inaugural Women
in IT Awards USA. The awards were organized by Information Age
to “redress the gender imbalance by showcasing the achievements of women in
the sector and identifying new role models”.
Commons was awarded $800,000 from Arcadia (a charitable fund of
Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin) to support CC Search, which is “a Creative Commons
technology project designed to maximize discovery and use of openly licensed
content in the Commons”. CC Search, along with Commons Metadata Library and
the Commons API, plans to form the Commons Collaborative Archive and Library,
a suite of tools that will “make the global commons of openly licensed content
more searchable, usable, and resilient, and to provide essential
infrastructure for collaborative online communities”.
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