This Week in D May 8, 2016

Welcome to This Week in D! Each week, we'll summarize what's been going on in the D community and write brief advice columns to help you get the most out of the D Programming Language.

The D Programming Language is a general purpose programming language that offers modern convenience, modeling power, and native efficiency with a familiar C-style syntax.

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Major Changes

DMD on Mac OS X will now use native TLS functionality, meaning it can link to C and C++ libraries. However, all existing D libraries must be recompiled, and it now requires OS X 10.7+.

It's alive! D building D building D, all on Android announces some exciting news - D on Android is progressing well!

DConf 2016

DConf 2016 already came and went this week! I was not able to attend in person, nor able to keep up with the live stream, so I will have to catch up over the next few weeks and write about my impressions on the talks as I get to them.

IF you missed talks, you can watch the archive on ustream, or wait a few weeks for the edited high-def versions to come out. Tip: youtube-dl works with ustream if you want to download the videos to watch in your own player, instead of ustream's Flash player.

So far, the impressions I have gathered as take-away deliverables are:

A thread in the forum is attracting users posting their favorite quotes, check it out!

Twitter also got a LOT of tweets and photos of the event, it is worth taking a look.

I will return to summarize the talks in the coming weeks.

In the community

Community announcements

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