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Ada++ Wants To Make The Ada Programming Language More Accessible

Ada is a beautiful programming language when it comes to code safety with it continuing to be used by aircraft and other safety critical systems. There is now Ada++ as an unofficial fork of the language focused on making the language more accessible and friendlier in an era of the likes of Rust and Golang attracting much interest.

3 April 2020 - Ada++ - 28 Comments
Google Bringing WebAssembly Extensions To Network Proxies

In addition to WebAssembly's growing presence outside of the web browser thanks to various desktop run-times and interesting use-cases, WebAssembly is also popping up in other areas. Google has been working on WebAssembly support for extensions within network proxies typically reserved for C/C++ or the likes of Lua scripts.

12 March 2020 - WASM Network Extensions? - 6 Comments
Miguel de Icaza Talks Up WebAssembly Greatness

GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza, who also started the Mono project and now working at Microsoft following their 2016 acquisition of Xamarin, has penned his first blog post in nearly one year -- and it's about WebAssembly.

3 March 2020 - WebAssembly - 55 Comments
WASMtime 0.12 Released For The JIT-Style WebAssembly Runtime

Announced last November was the Bytecode Alliance with a goal of running WebAssembly everywhere. This effort by Intel, Red Hat, Mozilla, and others has resulted in a new release today of wasmtime, their JIT-style runtime for WebAssembly on the desktop.

26 February 2020 - Bytecode Alliance - 9 Comments
Looking At The PHP 8.0 Performance So Far In Early 2020

With it being a while now since the PHP 7.4 release and the PHP developers continuing to be busy at work on PHP 8.0 as the next major installment of the popular web programming language, here is a fresh look at the performance of PHP 8.0 in its current state -- including when its JIT compiler is enabled -- compared to releases going back to PHP 5.6.

26 February 2020 - PHP 8.0 Performance Benchmarks - 10 Comments
PHP 5.3 To PHP 7.4 Performance Benchmarks On AMD EPYC

With the big PHP 7.4.0 release due out next week, yesterday we published our PHP 7.4.0 benchmarks using the near-final build for this annual update to PHP. Those benchmarks compared previous releases as far back as PHP 5.6. But out of curiosity after that article I went to do some benchmarks going back to PHP 5.3 through PHP 7.4 and PHP 8.0-dev.

22 November 2019 - PHP 5.3 To PHP 7.4 (Plus 8.0-dev) - 5 Comments

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