DConf 2020: Submission Deadline, Early-Bird Registration, and Invited Keynote

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In early January, I announced that Symmetry Investments is bringing DConf back to London for our 2020 edition. At the same time, I said we’d start taking submissions from anyone who wanted to send them in. In the interim, we’ve fixed our deadlines and prepared to start accepting reservations. There was only one thing remaining … Continue reading DConf 2020: Submission Deadline, Early-Bird Registration, and Invited Keynote

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DMD 2.088.0 Released

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The newest DMD has rolled off the assembly line and is ready for download. A total of 58 contributors fixed 58 bugs and introduced 27 major changes to version 2.088.0 of the compiler. I’m always looking for the big ticket items in a new DMD release to highlight on the blog, but this is a … Continue reading DMD 2.088.0 Released

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SAOC 2019 Projects and Participants

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Last Sunday, August 18, was the deadline for Symmetry Autumn of Code 2019 applications. We received a total of eight applications, which is the same number we saw last year. This time around we were able to accept more than three: five of the applicants will be participating. The applications were reviewed by the five … Continue reading SAOC 2019 Projects and Participants

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Symmetry Autumn of Code Experience Report: Porting a fork-based GC

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The 2018 edition of the Symmetry Autumn of Code was a wonderful opportunity for me and two other students to dive into an interesting programming challenge and contribute to the D community. I am going to describe the process that led to my participation in SAOC and what this four months of work meant to … Continue reading Symmetry Autumn of Code Experience Report: Porting a fork-based GC

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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 Gall√† 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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Updates in D Land

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As we encroach upon the end of 2018, a recent Reddit thread wishing D a happy 17th birthday reminded me how far the language has come since I first stumbled upon it in 2003. Many of the steps along the way were powered by the energy of users who had little incentive to contribute beyond … Continue reading Updates in D Land

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