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   952

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.

Dstat Development to be Ceased Due to Red Hat Actinos

The motivation was lost after Red Hat decided to replace dstat with a new utility offered under the same name
27 May 2019   271

The developer of the dstat system monitoring utility that was developed since 2004, which offered a universal and more functional replacement for the vmstat, iostat, mpstat, netstat and ifstat utilities, announced the termination of project development due to the name conflict caused by the actions of Red Hat. The motivation was lost after Red Hat decided to replace dstat with a new utility of its own design (from the Performance Co-Pilot kit) offered under the same name.

The author of dstat doesn’t see more of the development of the project and does not intend to fight a multi-billion dollar corporation, proving the unethicalness of creating competing products under the same name. All problem and error messages in the original dstat are now proposed to be sent to Red Hat. More than 40 previously reported problem reports are closed with a note that Red Hat should be reached for corrections.

A few days ago, the final release of dstat 0.7.4 was published, a key change in which was the implementation of support for Python 3. A version from Red Hat was also written in Python and initially supported Python 3, while the original dstat until recently remained tied to Python 2 that last year caused the removal of dstat from the Fedora repositories and the inclusion in Fedora 29 of a replacement from the Performance Co-Pilot project. The new pcp-dstat utility (also launched as "pcp dstat") was placed using the / usr / bin / dstat symbolic link, as it provides full output compatibility with the original dstat.

In November 2016, publication of changes in the main dstat repository stopped and the project looked abandoned. Development resumed only in January 2019, but Red Hat began developing its own dstat version in 2018 with the goal of creating a compatible replacement capable of working in Python 3 environments.