Programming D

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  1. Number of Pull Requests per Release

    Quite interesting numbers on how many pull requests dlang is merging per major release.

                ..v2.066.0 ..v2.067.0 ..v2.068.0 ..v2.069.0 ..v2.070.0 ..v2.071.0 ..v2.072.0
                2014-08-11 2015-03-23 2015-08-09 2015-11-03 2016-01-27 2016-04-01 2016-10-27
           dmd ...
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  2. Writing a vibe.d app

    In this tutorial we’ll write a vibe.d web app that links bugzilla issues to github pull requests.

    Let’s start by creating a vibe.d project,

    dub init dlang-bot --type=vibe.d
    git init dlang-bot

    which generates a few files and folders.

    dub.sdl      # the dub package file ...
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  3. Faster GC

    D 2.067.0 is out and comes with a much faster GC for most applications. We’re seeing speedups of roughly 30% for GC heavy applications, with a slightly increase in memory consumption.

    I recently gave a presentation about the improvements at the Berlin D meetup, slides are here ...

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