Feeds

Google urges developers to get in loop with Noop

Java-like language addresses software's 'evil sins'

The essential guide to IT transformation

Web developers are being encouraged by the world’s largest ad broker to get in a lather about Google’s Noop language.

Mountain View said that Java Virtual Machine-based Noop, which is pronounced ‘noh-awp’, “attempts to blend the best lessons of languages old and new, while syntactically encouraging industry best-practice and discouraging the worst offences.”

And apparently holier-than-now developers love the list of commandments handed down in this new language.

“The goal is to build dependency injection and testability into the language from the beginning, rather than rely on third-party libraries as all other languages do,” said Google on the Noop code website.

Noop, written under the Apache Licence 2.0 and hosted by Google, supports dependency injection in the language.

Google said developers should be excited about Noop because the language places big emphasis on automated testing, which “is also a crucial part of building reliable software that you can feel confident about supporting and changing over its lifetime.”

You can fiddle with the code over here. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup
Would you leave your well-paid job to chase your dream?
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.