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Submission + - Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler Now A Reality ( 7

Will the Chill writes: In development since January 1st of 2013, the RPerl optimizing compiler has finally been released onto CPAN for production use.
RPerl v1.1, codename "Jupiter", demonstrates our benchmark applications compiled to run at the speed of C++, which is 200x — 400x the speed of normal interpreted Perl.
Free technical support for open source developers is offered via IRC on #perl11.
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Code Bubbles — Rethinking the IDE's User Interface 198

kang327 writes "As Java developers we are used to the familiar file-based user interface that is used by all of the major IDEs. A team at Brown University has developed an IDE for Java called Code Bubbles that makes a fairly radical departure from current IDEs — it is based on fragments instead of files. The idea is that you can see many different pieces of code at once. Fragments can form groups, have automatic layout assistance, wrap long lines based on syntax, and exist in a virtual workspace that you can pan. A video shows reading and editing code, opening different kinds of info such as Javadocs, bug reports and notes, annotating and sharing workspaces, and debugging with bubbles. They report on several user studies that show the system increases performance for the tasks studied, and also that professional developers were enthusiastic about using it. There is also a Beta that you can sign up for."

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