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A Quick Look At GCC 10.1 PGO Optimization Benchmarks

Following the GCC 10.1 compiler optimization benchmarks posted this weekend, a number of readers were wondering about the impact of Profile Guided Optimizations (PGO) on the new GCC 10 compiler. Here are some preliminary data points on that front.

26 May 2020 - Profile Guided Optimizations - 19 Comments
Google's Dart Language Reaches 2.8 Milestone With New Features

It's been a while since hearing much out of the Google-backed Dart programming language for designing UI-focused cross-platform applications and its ability to compile to JavaScript or native code. But out today is Dart 2.8 as the latest step forward for this language.

6 May 2020 - Dart 2.8 - 21 Comments
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++ - 41 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

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