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May 2019


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Could TypeScript Replace JavaScript? ­Use of Programming Language Spin-Off Soars

Could TypeScript Replace JavaScript? ­Use of Programming Language Spin-Off Soars

In a recent survey of developers who use npm, 62% of respondents said they used Microsoft's TypeScript to build native mobile and desktop apps, up from 46% in last year's survey.


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Drones, Supercomputers and Sonar Deployed Against Floods

Drones, Supercomputers and Sonar Deployed Against Floods

Emerging technologies are being used to flight floods in the U.S.


From ACM News

4 Computer Scientists Among Newest NAS Members

4 Computer Scientists Among Newest NAS Members

The National Academy of Sciences said 40% of its newly elected members are women—the most ever elected in any one year.


From Communications of the ACM

Questioning Quantum

Questioning Quantum

Researchers hunt for ways to keep quantum computing honest.


From Communications of the ACM

Code Talkers

Code Talkers

Using voice input to write programs.


From Communications of the ACM

Deep Insecurities: The Internet of Things Shifts Technology Risk

Deep Insecurities

A more connected world sounds alluring, but without better protections, the Internet of Things could lead to disaster.

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