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6 Programming Languages that Saw Big Changes in 2017

Thursday Dec 28th 2017 by Developer.com Staff

Several popular languages gained new features for enterprise, web and mobile development.

InfoWorld has a rundown of some of the biggest developments in programming languages this year. Here's a quick overview:

  • Java weathered major disagreements over modularity, and Oracle gave up control of Java EE.
  • JavaScript saw the release of Angular 4 and 5, and Facebook's React boosted the use of the language for mobile development.
  • TypeScript made huge gains in popularity and went through five updates.
  • Kotlin increased in popularity as well after Google endorsed it for Android development.
  • Q#, Microsoft's language for quantum computing, made its debut.
  • C++ got much easier to use thanks to the advances of C++ 17.

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