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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies remotely Amazon before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power”  | Photo by GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos was calm...
Although not due to arrive until March 2021, Java Development Kit (JDK) 16 is beginning to take shape, starting with enabling C++ 14 language features in JDK C++ source code.JDK 16 will be the reference implementation of the version...
That’s why some people think we should just get machines to program themselves. Automated code generation has been a hot research topic for a number of years. Microsoft is building basic code generation into its widely used software development...
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