Python to be Language of 2018 According to TIOBE

According to experts, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres, including AI
09 January 2019   812

TIOBE experts called Python the programming language of 2018 - according to them, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres. It is leader of use at statistics, artificial intelligence systems development, scripts and system tests, and is still widely used in web development and scientific computing.

By the way, Python reached this peak for the third time - none of the languages ​​showed this result.

TIOBE Languages of the Year List
TIOBE Languages of the Year List

TIOBE experts summed up not only the whole year, but also the month. Returning to the top three in December, in January, Python continued to push C ++, although the last time it lost ground fairly quickly.

MATLAB changed places with Ruby: the first one rose to the 11th line, the second one dropped to 18. TypeScript took off as much as 118 points and took the 49th place. F # lost two dozen points, and Alice lost all four.

Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare
Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare

Kotlin started the year with a positive. The language has risen to 31st place, and experts believe that in 2019 it will enter the top 20.

Two BIPs For Upcoming Taproot Softfork to be Published

As reported, new BIPs describe the version of SegWit based on the signatures of Schnorr, Taproot, Merkle branches and the semantics of the script system
07 May 2019   273

Peter Wuille, a well-known Bitcoin developer and Blockstream employee, has published two proposals to improve the first cryptocurrency protocol (BIP), which involves the implementation of softfork to implement Taproot technology.

In recent years, the developers have published several separate proposals, including on the introduction of merklized abstract syntax trees (MAST), the signatures of Shnorr and Taproot itself. Probably, these updates can be combined in a single softfork, since the successive implementation, according to Vella, will be at the expense of efficiency.

The new BIPs describe the version of SegWit based on the signatures of Schnorr, Taproot, and Merkle branches, as well as the semantics of the script system. These proposals focus exclusively on the technologies mentioned and do not include other functionality that can be implemented independently.

The update code is available for review and edits in the repository on GitHub, and according to it, is written in Python.