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Java’s popularity continued to decline this month, almost clearing the path for Python to snatch its spot as the world’s second most popular programming language, according to Tiobe’s latest programming language rankings.   

If Python does overtake Java, it would mark the first time since Tiobe began its programming language popularity index in 2001 that Java would be outside the top two spots. 

As Tiobe CEO Paul Jansen notes, C and Java have held the top two spots consistently for two decades. But today 25-year-old Java is approaching its “all time low” in popularity, falling 4.32 percentage points compared with October 2019. 

In September, Jansen said Java “is in real trouble” because of its year-on-year decline of 3.81 percentage points. Python, which was created in 1991, has seen its popularity ascend thanks to its use by data scientists and the rise of machine learning.     

Tiobe bases its popularity index on the

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The official Black Lives Matter website no longer includes language encouraging the “disruption” of the “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”

The language had been featured on the site’s “What We Believe” page, in which the group had laid out its support for various extreme policies and ideals that went beyond police reform and brutality. Attempts to access the page now yield a message that reads, “Page Not Found. Sorry, but the page you were trying to view does not exist,” the Washington Examiner first discovered on Monday.

The page had described the group as a “global Black family” that engages “comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts,” according to an archive.

“We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work ‘double shifts’ so that they can mother in private even as

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  • Google’s Pixel 4a offers a larger, borderless screen, a great low-light camera, and useful features like quick access to the Google Discover feed compared to the iPhone SE.
  • Both phones offer great value for the price, but the Pixel 4a is best suited for those who prioritize having a larger screen and a camera that can shoot in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • But Apple’s iPhone SE does offer some advantages over the Pixel 4a, especially when it comes to power and durability. 
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The days of having to pay around $1,000 for a new smartphone may be over.

Both Apple and Google have released commercially successful smartphones over the past few months that cost hundreds of dollars less than their main products while still offering some high-end features. Of course, these new phones — the $350 Pixel 4a and $400 iPhone SE —

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Apple’s Swift programming language and Google’s Flutter UI framework for its Dart programming language have arrived for Windows 10.  

Swift is Apple’s open-source, general-purpose programming language that developers can use to develop programs for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Linux, and z/OS platforms.

The Apple-backed Swift project has now released downloadable Swift toolchain images for Windows, which contain everything needed to build and run Swift code on Windows 10. 

SEE: Cheat sheet: Windows 10 PowerToys (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

The Windows 10 toolchain is available for Swift 5.3 and is provided by Saleem Abdulrasool, a member of the Swift Core Team and a software engineer at Google Brain.

Abdulrasool detailed the many challenges to bringing Swift to Windows in a talk at the LLVM dev meeting last year. He noted at the time he managed to bring Swift to Windows through cross-compilation on Linux.   

Besides porting the Swift compiler, the toolchain includes

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The Python Software Foundation has released the second release candidate (RC) of Python 3.9 and is warning users to watch for deprecation warnings as it drops backward compatibility for unsupported Python 2.7. 

Python maintainers stopped supporting Python 2.7 this April, some five years after support was originally meant to end – and 12 years after Python creator Guido van Rossum announced Python 3. 

The main highlight from Python 3.9 RC2 is that it removes most backward-compatibility layers for Python 2.7. Python 3.8 had those layers; however, it was released in October 2019 when Python 2.7 remained supported. 

SEE: Hiring Kit: Python developer (TechRepublic Premium)    

The final version of Python 3.9 is scheduled for release in early October, so Python maintainers believe it makes sense to remove the 2.7 compatibility layers.    

“When Python 2.7 was still supported, many functions were kept for backward compatibility with Python 2.7. With the end of

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Not that many people might know it, but a Franklin electronic dictionary is actually a helpful gadget to have especially if you want a handy dictionary with you at all times. In fact, there are countless people that use an electronic dictionary all across the world. These types of dictionaries are perfect to use for people who go out of the country on business trips. Tourists would also benefit a lot from this type of device.

Moreover, students will also find this device helpful especially if they are studying a foreign language in another country. There are also many types of dictionary that any person can choose whichever works for them best.

These dictionaries are also quite easy to use and incorporate many different functions. Some of its main functions apart from translating a foreign word would be to provide spell checks, find the meaning and synonym of any particular … Read More

Programming Language C and C++

May 4, 2020 | programming | No Comments

Programming Language C

The C programming language was devised in the early 1970s as a system implementation language for the nascent UNIX operating system. Derived from the type-less language BCPL, it evolved a type structure; created on a tiny machine as a tool to improve a meager programming environment, it has become one of the dominant languages of today.

The C programming language is a popular and widely used programming language for creating computer programs. Programmers around the world embrace C because it gives maximum control and efficiency to the programmer.

Programmers get certain other advantages from Language C as well, like with this language they are able to read and write code for a large number of platforms. Everything, from micro-controllers to the most advanced scientific systems, can be written in C, and many other modern operating systems are written in C as well. Also, it becomes easier for … Read More

The Problem

Since the existence of networked, automated information systems, the so-called “Cyber-Threat” has been known to be a major security and business continuity risk. One of the very first worms, the “Morris-Worm”, destroyed the e-mail infrastructure of the early internet. The Cyber Threat is not thoroughly understood even by many executives of the software industry, and the situation amongst the software user community is even worse. An Asian nation-state actor recently subverted the Google Mail login system by exploiting a weakness in internet explorer used by Google employees. The same Asian nation state is also suspected to have illegally downloaded the full design blueprints of the largest European jet engine manufacturer.

The Cyber Threat is real and may have grave long-term consequences for those at the “receiving end” of a cyber attack.

The Solution

Unfortunately there is no “silver bullet” solution to this problem. Rather, a holistic solution comprising … Read More