Bug Bounties Have Arrived

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In 2013, Facebook launched a page for D bounties at BountySource. It saw a burst of excitement, a few bugs fixed, and then went quiet. By 2017, it had been “deemed unsuccessful”. In internal discussions on fundraising options and how to increase community participation in fixing bugs, the topic of bug bounties has often come … Continue reading Bug Bounties Have Arrived

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DMD 2.087.0 Released

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The latest release of the Digital Mars D compiler (DMD) is now available. Version 2.087.0 marks 44 closed Bugzilla issues and 22 major changes courtesy of 63 contributors. See the changelog for the details and related links. Visit the Digital Mars Downloads page to get the release package for your platform(s). One of the changes … Continue reading DMD 2.087.0 Released

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Get Ready for Symmetry Autumn of Code 2019

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Last year, Symmetry Investments sponsored three programmers to work on projects in the D community. Two completed successfully. Francesco Gallà worked on adding support for HTTP/2 to vibe.d and got the grand prize of a bonus payment and a free trip to DConf 2019, where he gave a talk about the experience and his project. … Continue reading Get Ready for Symmetry Autumn of Code 2019

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DConf T-Shirts and the Human Resource Fund

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I announced the Human Resource Fund back in April as part of an initiative we’re working on with companies using D in production. It was seeded by WekaIO. Now we need to see it grow. We always have an excess of t-shirts after DConf. Often, they are given away. This year, we intentionally ordered many … Continue reading DConf T-Shirts and the Human Resource Fund

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DConf 2019 Recap

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In late November of last year, Laeeth Isharc of Symmetry Investments expressed interest in hosting DConf 2019 in London. On a personal note, I had been looking for an excuse to get back to London since my brief visit at the end of the first Berlin DConf in 2016, so as my inbox filled with … Continue reading DConf 2019 Recap

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Revisions to the DIP Process

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At the AGM that was held prior to the Hackathon at DConf 2019 in London, I announced that I would be making revisions to the DIP progress aimed at shortening the length of time required to go from the Community  Review to a final verdict. I also, in response to Joseph Rushton Wakeling’s feedback about … Continue reading Revisions to the DIP Process

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Human Resources in the D Ecosystem (or Resources, Resources, Resources)

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There’s lots of work in the D ecosystem waiting for someone to complete it. This blog post introduces two initiatives, the Human Resource Share and the Human Resource Fund, aimed at making that happen!

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Project Highlight: DPP

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D was designed from the beginning to be ABI compatible with C. Translate the declarations from a C header file into a D module and you can link directly with the corresponding C library or object files. The same is true in the other direction as long as the functions in the D code are … Continue reading Project Highlight: DPP

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DConf 2019 London Programme

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The DConf 2019 schedule was published on March 17th. This year we’ve got a solid mix of first-time DConf speakers and veterans. If you haven’t visited the site in a while, you’ll surely notice that it’s been redesigned. The old version was not responsive and was quite annoying to manipulate on small screens. That has … Continue reading DConf 2019 London Programme

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