Newsletter September 2019 - Julia’s Release Process and 3 New Releases

By JuliaHub | Sep 05, 2019

Have you ever wondered:

  • How Julia developers decide what constitutes a major release, a minor release or a patch release?

  • How Julia developers think about an alpha release, a beta release and a release candidate?

  • What kind of long term support exists for different versions of Julia?

Stefan Karpinski has published a blog post on JuliaLang.org to help answer these questions.

The newest Julia releases are:

  • Julia v1.2.0: Current stable release

  • Julia v1.0.4: Long-term support release

  • Julia v1.3.0-rc1: Release candidate including multi-threaded parallelism

JuliaTeam and JuliaRun Available on Google Cloud Platform: Julia options on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud continue to expand. JuliaTeam is now available on AWS Marketplace and JuliaTeam and JuliaRun are available on Google Cloud Platform. Contact us for more information about JuliaTeam and JuliaRun.

How Computer Programming Is Changing Modern Life: The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) released a video featuring Julia co-creators Jeff Bezanson and Stefan Karpinski discussing how computer programming is changing modern life.


World Artificial Intelligence Conference (Shanghai): Viral Shah addressed the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, held in Shanghai Aug 29-31 with a discussion on "Julia: Generalizing Deep Learning with Differentiable Programming".

Designing to the Limits - Algorithms for Peak Performance: Tim Wheeler and Mykel Kochendorfer, authors of Algorithms for Optimization, participated in a Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) Open Garage Talk moderated by Sebastian Thrun, founder of Google's Self Driving Car Team. The talk is available on YouTube.

MIT Scientists Use Julia to Help Boston Public Schools Save $5 Million: MIT Operations Research Center scientists Dimitras Bertsimas, Sebastien Martin and Arthur Delarue used Julia to win first place in the 2017 Boston Public Schools Transportation Challenge. Their algorithm helped students sleep longer, reduced traffic and fuel emissions and saved Boston Public Schools $5 million.

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Upcoming Julia Computing Events

Julia Computing will be participating in a number of upcoming conferences. Please contact us if you would like to meet with us at any of these events.

  1. Cambridge, MA: MIT Technology Review EmTech with Viral Shah (Julia Computing) at MIT Media Lab Sept 17-19

  2. New York: Strata Data Conference with Viral Shah, Stefan Karpinski, Jon Shepherd and Jerry Amaral (Julia Computing) Sept 23-26

  3. Orlando: American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP10) with Viral Shah, Jon Shepherd and Andreas Noack (Julia Computing) Oct 20-23

  4. London: Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) with Avik Sengupta (Julia Computing) Nov 19-22

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Julia and Julia Computing in the News

  • Towards Data Science: Freeing the Data Scientist Mind from the Curse of VectoRization: Julia to the Rescue!

  • Data Science Central: Julia vs. R: Freeing the Data Scientist Mind from the Curse of VectoRization

  • Times of India: Techies Are Coming Together to Program a Geekier Nation

  • SD Times: Julia Programming Language Survey

  • SD Times: Julia 1.2 Released

  • DevClass: Julia 1.2 Gets Star for Special Interest Computations

  • Route Fifty: How One City Saved $5 Million by Routing School Buses with an Algorithm

  • CNBeta: TIOBE 8月排行:你说 Objective-C 将走向衰败 我不同意

  • Techzine: Julia Wint Aan Populariteit Over Python

  • Appinventiv: Introducing Julia – The Top Programming Language for Machine Learning Development

  • Zylotech: What Is All this Buzz About the Julia Programming Language?

  • JAXenter: Julia - The Programming Language of the Future?

  • ZDNet: Julia Programming Language - Users Reveal What They Love and Hate the Most About It

  • TechRepublic: Julia vs. Python - This Is Why the Fledgling Programming Language Is Winning New Fans

  • InsideBigData: Composable Multi-Threaded Parallelism in Julia

  • JAXenter: Julia v1.2.0: Technical Computing Gets Updated with New Library Functions

  • PacktHub: Julia Co-Creator, Jeff Bezanson, On What's Wrong with Julialang and How to Tackle Issues Like Modularity and Extension

  • PacktHub: Julia v1.2 Releases with Support for Argument Splatting, Unicode 12, New Star Unary Operator, and More

  • PacktHub: The Julia Team Shares its Finalized Release Process with the Community

  • News Medical: UMB Startup Releases Cutting-Edge Software Platform for Pharmaceutical Researchers

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Julia is the fastest high performance open source computing language for data, analytics, algorithmic trading, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other scientific and numeric computing applications. Julia solves the two language problem by combining the ease of use of Python and R with the speed of C++. Julia provides parallel computing capabilities out of the box and unlimited scalability with minimal effort. Julia has been downloaded more than 9 million times and is used at more than 1,500 universities. Julia co-creators are the winners of the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. Julia has run at petascale on 650,000 cores with 1.3 million threads to analyze over 56 terabytes of data using Cori, one of the ten largest and most powerful supercomputers in the world.

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