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Issue 42

IT News

Ovidiu Mățan
Founder @ Today Software Magazine
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We are hereby launching the column of news in our industry. It will contain a series of global, but also local news. The news can be signaled right to: news@todaysoftmag.com.

Google: The quantic D-Wave 2X computer is 100 million times quicker than a normal computer

D-Wave 2X uses qubit which, besides the 0 and 1 states of a byte, also has the superposition state of both the states. Compared to a simulation on a single core computer, D-Wave 2X is 10⁸ times faster. Moreover, the processors used are on 1000 qubytes, while the classical processors are on 64 bytes. You can find more details on Google Research Blog.

Oracle: Java 9 will be released only in 2017

The main purpose of the Jigsaw project (Java 9) is to add modularity to the components used at runtime. Thus, we will be able to create a runtime jar (rt.jar) which will contain only the necessary components. This way, Java will scale more easily on devices with a reduced power of processing. The new date announced is March 2017.

Source: https://dzone.com/articles/oracle-announces-jigsaw-delays-push-java-9-launch

Apple: Swift is now open source

Anyone is able now to download the code, the development builds or fix the bugs in Swift. They have created swift.org, which is dedicated to the community of programmers who wish to contribute.

https://developer.apple.com/swift/blog/?id=34

Microsoft: Chakra, the JavaScript engine of the new Edge browser is open-source

During the JSConf conference in Florida, Microsoft announced they will make the engine of their new browser from Windows 10 open source under MIT license.

Source: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/12/microsoft-to-open-source-chakra-the-javascript-heart-of-its-edge-browser/

Microsoft: Objective-C support in Visual Studio

Though it seems unreal, the preview version of Windows Bridge for iOS (v.01) has been launched. Through it we will be able to port the Objective-C applications on the Universal Windows platform or even develop new applications. For those who are interested, a virtual machine (~20GB), for a quick startup, can be downloaded from the page of the project, without having to fill in any form.

Source: https://dev.windows.com/en-us/bridges/ios

TechCrunch: The Jukedeck Startup is the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt London

Jukedeck, a startup that automatically generates music by using artificial intelligence, won the TechCrunch Disrupt London competition. The solution they proposed is for generating soundtrack in a cheap way for videos, without breaching the intellectual property rights of the artists.

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/08/jukedeck-wins-disrupt-london-2015/?utm_campaign=naytev&utm_content=5669f9dde4b0a3798502a6a8 -

http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/10/datascience-funding/ - http://www.datascience.com/how-it-works/

PHP: Version 7.0.0 of the popular language is available

PHP 7.0 comes with a new version of the Zend engine, which is up to two times faster than the previous versions and many other improvements, such as a better usage of the memory or syntax improvements. This is the 2 year effort of the project team and numerous contributors. You can find out more on this new PHP version in the article

Source: http://php.net/archive/2015.php#id2015-12-03-1

Adobe: Animate CC will replace Flash Professional

Animate CC will be available from the beginning of the year 2016 and will contain native support for HTML5 and WebGL. The new product will continue to support Flash (SWG) and the AIR format, but it will also be able to export other formats such as SVG.

Source: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2015/11/flash-html5-and-open-web-standards.html

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