Category Archives: Code

JavaScript is most popular programming language

HackerRank released the 2019 edition of its annual Developer Skills Report and said that Javascript had overtaken Java as the world’s most popular programming language.

The report was based on surveying over 71,000 software developers from more than 100 countries.HackerRank asked developers which programming languages they knew and which ones they wanted to learn.  More than 73 percent of developers said they knew JavaScript in 2018, up from 66 per cent in 2017. JavaScript was 2018’s most well-known language, compared to Java in 2017.

Israeli cloud storage solutions co Pliops raises $30m

Israeli cloud storage solutions company Pliops today announced that it has closed a $30 million Series B financing round led by Softbank Ventures Asia with participation from all Series A investors including Intel Capital, State of Mind Ventures (SOMV) and Viola Ventures, along with strategic investors Western Digital Capital and Xilinx. The oversubscribed round brings the total invested in Pliops to date to $40 million, including the October 2017 Series A funding of $10 million.

A fresh crop of productivity apps are trying to reinvent our workday

“At a fundamental level, many of these apps aren’t built atop new technologies like touchscreens or AI so much as they are reinventing anew the way most of us still get our work done — typing on a physical keyboard and in front of a monitor. In this new environment, workers aren’t satisfied with the apps IT gives them anymore.”

AWS adds blockchain and time-series databases

“The days of the one-size-fits-all monolithic database are behind us, and developers are now building highly distributed applications using a multitude of purpose-built databases. Developers are doing what they do best: breaking complex applications into smaller pieces and then picking the best tool to solve each problem. ” – Amazon CTO Werner Vogels