Despite rumors that say otherwise, COBOL is still in use today. Learn about the new (or should we say, Gnu) generation of COBOL.
Open source tools for analyzing, collaborating, and sharing research data.
Rust developer Steve Klabnik will speak at All Things Open in Raleigh next week, and this exclusive interview offers an advance look at his talk.
The Python Turtle graphics provide easy and fun ways to teach kids programming basics.
When Ruth Bavousett attended her first Perl conference in 2012, she was worried how she'd be accepted as a transgender person. Three years on, she says everyone who comes in good faith is welcome.
Bruce Eckel is the author of Thinking in Java, Thinking in C++, and a number of other books on computer programming. He's been in the computer industry for 30 years and periodically gets frustrated and tries to quit—then something like Scala comes along and offers hope and sucks him back in. He's... Read more
Rust releases 1.0 and talks about their new 6-week release cycle. It will allow Rust users access to new features and bug fixes quickly, there are secondary effects that will hopefully lead to higher-quality releases as well.
Pierre-Yves Chibon reports from PyCon 2015 Language Summit and conference.
When it comes to teaching programming in an academic setting, what is the best programming language for the job? Grace is an open source programming language specifically designed to meet the needs of teaching and learning programming in an educational setting.