Epic Game to Open Online Services for Developers

First, the company will release the C SDK, which includes online services and integration with the Unreal Engine and Unity
14 December 2018   495

In 2019, the company plans to launch a large set of free online services for all game developers and distribute them as part of the GDPR agreement. They can be used in conjunction with any game engines, platforms and online stores.

Previously, these gaming services were designed specifically for Fortnite. During the existence of the game, Epic Games has tested them on 200 million players and 7 platforms.

First, the company will release the C SDK, which includes online services and integration with the Unreal Engine and Unity. It will only have a basic set of features available, but over time, Epic Games plans to expand it with the following cross-platform elements:

  • data storage and saving games in the cloud;
  • friends list, authorization, profile and rights management;
  • in-game voice communication system;
  • accounting of achievements and trophies;
  • group players and matches.

Also for the PC / Mac platforms, the Overlay API will be released, providing a user interface for logging into the game, a list of friends and other functions.

In the future, the company plans to add more features to the services - for example, creating custom content and anti-cheat system.

TIOBE April 2019 to be Available

Top three are Java, C and C++, Python was pushed on the 4th place
11 April 2019   216

In April, C ++ pressed Python out of the top three and sent it on the fourth line. Experts say the reason is not a drop in interest in Python. On the contrary, from month to month interest in it is growing. Also, the popularity of C ++ is growing.

TIOBE Programming Community Index April 2019
TIOBE Programming Community Index April 2019

TIOBE experts recalled that once C ++ market share exceeded 15%. Difficulties with the release of new versions of the standard language provoked a drop in interest in C ++ and a reduction in this share. With the release of C ++ 11, C ++ 14 and C ++ 17, and most importantly, with their support by the main compilers, the popularity of the language began to revive.

TIOBE April 2019
TIOBE April 2019

The TIOBE ranking is compiled monthly based on the analysis of search queries in Google, Bing, Yahoo !, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu. It reflects the popularity of programming languages, but not their quality.