DConf 2018 Programme & Open Registration

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Registration for DConf 2018 Munich, May 2-5, is open! 21 hours of engaging presentations and panels, an all-day Hackathon, and intelligent conversation with members of the D programming language community! We have keynotes from language stewards Walter Bright and Andrei Alexandrescu, along with our invited guest from academia Martin Odersky, professor at EPFL and creator of the Scala language. Whether you know nothing of DLang or you’re a seasoned pro, we invite you to spend 4 days with us to partake in the fun, the education, and the German beer. Check the programme and register today!

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User Stories: Funkwerk

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In this post, we cap off the Funkwerk series with the launch of a new feature we creatively call “User Stories”. Now and again, we’ll publish a post in which D users talk of their experiences with D, not about specific projects, but about the language itself. They’ll tell of things like their favorite features, why they use it, how it has changed the way they write code, or anything they’d like to say that expresses how they feel about programming in D.

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The D Language Foundation at Open Collective

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In its work guiding the development of D and promoting its adoption, the D Language Foundation is driven primarily by donations big and small. The money comes in from different sources, the most visible being those listed on the website’s donation page, and is put to use in different ways. Today, the D Language Foundation is opening a new chapter in the donation story.

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The New New DIP Process

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When I took on the role of DIP Manager last year, my number one goal was to clear out the queue. I made a few revisions to the process and got busy. Over the next few months, things went along fairly well, not so much from anything I did as from the quality of the submissions. But at some point, things broke down and the process stalled.

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DMD 2.079.0 Released

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It’s not always easy to choose which enhancements or changes from a release to highlight on the blog. What’s important to some will elicit a shrug from others. This time, there’s so much to choose from that my head is spinning. But two in particular stand out as having the potential to result in a significant impact on the D programming experience, especially for those who are new to the language.

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Project Highlight: The D Community Hub

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Sometimes projects are abandoned. Sometimes they aren’t updated as frequently as users would like. This can become an issue for those who depend upon these projects, but it’s alleviated by the fact that most D projects are open source and their repositories are publicly available. All it takes to keep a project alive and up-to-date are more volunteers willing to pitch in. That’s the motivation behind the dlang-community organization at GitHub.

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