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Application security: Survey finds JavaScript beats Java and .NET with fewer flaws, faster fixes

A survey of millions of applications submitted for analysis showed that nearly 75 percent have security flaws, that applications become less secure as they age, and that...
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CircleCI security incident report: customer secrets stolen, unauthorised access to GitHub repos and third-party...

DevOps player CircleCI has published details of the security incident that forced it to warn cloud customers to revoke all secrets, tokens and credentials stored in its...
Swift 5.5

Swift will get a new Foundation framework with ‘no more wrapped C code’

Apple’s Swift language will get a new open source Foundation framework – used in almost all Swift projects – that will be native Swift, rather than wrapping...

JavaScript survey shows enthusiasm for Tauri over Electron and Vite over Webpack

State of JavaScript, a survey of nearly 40,000 web developers (twice as many as last year), shows continuing dominance of TypeScript, enthusiasm for the Vite build tool...

Improved Durable Functions coming to Microsoft’s Azure Functions service – but what about cold...

Microsoft’s Anirudh Garg, who leads the engineering team for Azure Functions, has posted abut planned improvements to the service for 2023, including a focus on Durable Functions,...

Researchers demonstrate a thousand installs of fake VS Code extension in 48 hours

Researchers at Aqua Security have shown how easy it is to distribute an extension to Visual Studio Code (VS Code) that masquerades as a popular add-on but...
programming

CircleCI warns devs to change passwords, check for unauthorized access after ‘security incident’

CircleCI, makers of a popular cloud-based continuous integration platform, has warned developers that it was hit by a security "incident" and strongly recommends that any credentials stored...
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Ruby 3.2.0 released with WebAssembly compiler, production-ready YJIT optimization, and much faster regular expressions

Ruby developers got a Christmas gift with the December 25th release of Ruby 3.2.0, with major new features including initial WebAssembly support and the first non-experimental release...
Bare metal

What if C# were like Go? Open source bflat has ‘Go-inspired tooling’, now targets...

Updated Developer Michal Strehovský has released bflat 7.0.1, with support for C# applications that run on bare metal – taking native ahead of time (AOT) compilation further...

Microsoft plans pre-compiled queries for Entity Framework, and may replace old and crufty .NET...

Microsoft has published its plans for Entity Framework (EF) Core 8, its .NET ORM (Object-relational mapping) library, including a proposal for pre-compiling queries, better support for “database...