Unity 2018.3 to be Now Available

Unity 2018.3 by default uses the .NET 4.x Scripting Runtime
14 December 2018   576

Game engine Unity 2018.3 is represented, in which users are waiting for:

  • new opportunities in working with prefabs - a special type of assets, in which several objects are stored;
  • Improved SRP (Scriptable Render Pipeline) rendering pipeline;
  • Unity landscape system update;
  • New Script Runtime .NET 4.x;
  • preview version of visual effect graph.

Prefab Variants - allows you to create a variation of the prefab, adopting objects and properties of the parent resource, but not affecting it. Changes in the child prefab will not affect the original, but editing the source will affect the child.

Prefab Nesting - allows you to organize prefabs by investing smaller ones into larger ones. For example, prefabs of rooms can be enclosed in a prefab of a building, and prefabs of furniture and decorative elements can be enclosed in prefabs of rooms.

Prefab Mode - a function for editing a prefab in an isolated space.

Unity 2018.3 by default uses the .NET 4.x Scripting Runtime. Version 3.5 will be removed from one of the releases in 2019.

Projects for .NET 4.x can now use the Roslyn open source compiler.

Visual Effect Graph will build work with simple and complex node-based effects. The VEG architecture allows you to generate millions of particles on a GPU without loss of performance.

In Unity 2018.3, the Visual Effect Graph tool is available only in the preview version.

TIOBE April 2019 to be Available

Top three are Java, C and C++, Python was pushed on the 4th place
11 April 2019   212

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.