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What Are the Different Types of Programming Language?
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What Are the Different Types of Programming Language?

Originally posted on makeuseof. There are many ways to distinguish programming languages. For a start, they fall into different paradigms: functional, object-oriented, and more besides. You can also classify a programming language by its translation method, something that has a major effect on a language’s performance. Compiled programming languages are usually faster than interpreted ones....

The best new CSS features for 2022
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The best new CSS features for 2022

Originally posted on infoworld. From little-known scroll-snap properties to astonishing new color palettes, here are seven Cascading Style Sheets updates you won’t want to miss. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) first dropped in 1996, and it remains an essential, evolving part of the web development stack. Like other living languages, CSS is constantly introducing new features in...

Destructuring in Javascript
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Destructuring in Javascript

Originally posted on dev. Destructutring is act of unpacking elements in an array or object.It not only allows us to unpack but also manipulate and switch elements when you demand. Destructuring in Arrays Javascript allows you to use rest operator with destructing array to assign the rest of regular array to variable. Example of Destructing in...

Debugging Go Code with Delve
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Debugging Go Code with Delve

Originally posted on dev. “Genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work.” “e = mc^2” — Albert Einstein In the field of software development, the quotes can be changed slightly: “Software development is 1% programming and 99% debugging.” “errors = more code ^ 2” — Some senior developer, probably Debugging is something all developers must go through,...

Data and System Visualization Tools That Will Boost Your Productivity
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Data and System Visualization Tools That Will Boost Your Productivity

Originally posted on dev. As files, datasets and configurations grow, it gets increasingly difficult to navigate them. There are however many tools out there, that can help you to be more productive when dealing with large JSON and YAML files, complicated regular expressions, confusing SQL database relationships, complex development environments and many others. JSON JSON...

How to Use Variable and Keyword Arguments in Python
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How to Use Variable and Keyword Arguments in Python

Originally posted on makeuseof. Make your functions more flexible and easier to use with these variations on standard arguments. There are three types of arguments that a Python function can accept: standard, variable (*args), and keyword (**kwargs). Standard arguments are the simplest but have limited functionality. On the other hand, *args and **kwargs enable you...

JDK 19: The new features in Java 19
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JDK 19: The new features in Java 19

Originally posted on infoworld. Virtual threads, pattern matching for switch expressions, a vector API, and a Linux/RISC-V port are slated for Java 19, a non-LTS release of standard Java due in September. Java Development Kit 19, due this September, has just had a seventh feature proposed for it: structured concurrency, to simplify multithreaded programming. Structured concurrency joins...

Exploring Scopes and Closures in Python
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Exploring Scopes and Closures in Python

Originally posted on realpython. Have you been wondering how scopes and closures work in Python? Maybe you’ve just heard about object.__closure__, and you’d like to figure out what exactly it does. In this Code Conversation video course, you’ll use the debugger Thonny to walk through some sample code and get a better understanding of scopes and closures in...

Reactive JavaScript: The evolution of front-end architecture
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Reactive JavaScript: The evolution of front-end architecture

Originally posted on infoworld. Improving the client-side web experience means overcoming the challenges of ‘hydration,’ a fascinating engineering problem being tackled in many different ways. Let’s dive in. One of the most dynamic areas in software development today is front-end architecture. Several innovators are pushing the state of the art to devise more powerful ways...

The 6 Python Machine Learning Tools Every Data Scientist Should Know About
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The 6 Python Machine Learning Tools Every Data Scientist Should Know About

Originally posted on kdnuggets. Let’s look at six must-have tools every data scientist should use. Machine learning is rapidly evolving and the crucial focus of the software development industry. The infusion of artificial intelligence with machine learning has been a game-changer. More and more businesses are focusing on wide-scale research and implementation of this domain....

Let’s Create a Tiny Programming Language
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Let’s Create a Tiny Programming Language

Originally posted on css-tricks. By now, you are probably familiar with one or more programming languages. But have you ever wondered how you could create your own programming language? And by that, I mean: A programming language is any set of rules that convert strings to various kinds of machine code output. In short, a programming language...

PyScript Beta Lets You Run Python in the Browser
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PyScript Beta Lets You Run Python in the Browser

Originally posted on makeuseof. JavaScript has long dominated client-side web programming, but could a new Python framework shake things up? PyScript is a framework, built with Pyodide, allowing you to run Python code in a browser. It’s still in its infancy, but the dev team has recently released a beta version. Using the tool, developers...

Go: The language of cloud-native development
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Go: The language of cloud-native development

Originally posted on sdtimes. The Go programming language is continuing on a path of accelerated adoption and is beloved by the developers that use it. This is evidenced by several recent developer surveys, as well as sentiments expressed by developers who use the language. In JetBrains’ 2021 State of Developer Ecosystem report, Go was among the top...

Parsing data with strtok in C
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Parsing data with strtok in C

Originally posted on opensource. The strtok function is a handy way to read and interpret data from strings. Use it in your next project to simplify how you read data into your program. Some programs can just process an entire file at once, and other programs need to examine the file line-by-line. In the latter...

8 great new JavaScript language features in ES12
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8 great new JavaScript language features in ES12

Originally posted on infoworld. ECMAScript 2021 highlights include replaceAll(), promise.any(), AggregateError, and new logical assignment operators, for starters. Let’s dive in. The JavaScript language specification, also known as ECMAScript or ES, is a living document, modified every year in response to evolving needs. While JavaScript started as a scripting language, the ECMAScript specification overview notes that...

Kanban vs Scrum: Which One Should You Use
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Kanban vs Scrum: Which One Should You Use

Originally posted on makeuseof. The two most popular project management methods are Kanban and Scrum. But what’s the difference between the two and which should you use? Despite how easy it may seem, there’s a bit learning curve in understanding the project management methodologies of Kanban and Scrum. Without comprehending what they are, choosing which...

How to Use Python to Reverse a String
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How to Use Python to Reverse a String

Originally posted on makeuseof. Either one of these approaches works, so find out which is most suitable for you. Python has many useful string functions, like casefold() which converts a string to lower case. There is no string-reversing function built into the language. However, there are two simple approaches you can use to reverse a...