The 34-year-old winger, whose contract at French club Toulon expires in June, confirmed the news on Instagram.”The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I’ve welcomed it in for a drink.” he said.Habana scored 67 tries in the 124 Test appearances he made for the Springboks and his last international appearance was in 2016 when he was also vice-captain.The electric winger underwent knee surgery last year and has struggled to make an impact at Toulon this season.”It’s been more than a year of hoping, trying, pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time, to taste the sweet victory or encounter that gut-wrenching despair,” he said.”To hear the roar of the crowd or grab the pill out of the air. To make that last bone crunching tackle or score that last game winning try. But it’s unfortunately just not to be.”I, like most, would have liked my career to have ended differently, but sometimes things don’t turn out quite the way we hope for.”So at the end of this season, it’s time to say goodbye and thank you to the game I so dearly love.”
Google announces Dart Enhancement ProposalsGoogle is providing a new way for the Dart team and community to work on its programming language and libraries. The company recently announced Dart Enhancements Proposals (DEP), an open, collaborative and inclusive Dart ecosystem.DEP was designed to respond to developer needs, provide a sense of shared ownership and stewardship, and be open about the ongoing work with Dart.“Anyone can create and champion a DEP, but this does not mean that Dart is a democracy,” wrote Seth Ladd, product manager at Google, on the Dart blog. “The DEP process is a key part of how we decide how Dart should evolve, but it’s only one part. DEPs are managed by the DEP committee.”Report finds a high demand for Linux professionalsThe Linux Foundation and Dice have released the annual Linux Jobs Report, which forecasts the Linux job market. The report revealed that almost all hiring managers are looking to hire Linux professionals in the next six months, and 97% reported they are bringing Linux talent to other skill areas. Wolfram is looking to harness data from the Internet of Things. The company recently announced the Wolfram Data Drop, a place where data from connected devices can go to be organized and stored.“When I first started thinking about the Data Drop, I viewed it mainly as a convenience—a means to get data from here to there,” wrote Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, on his blog. “But now that we’ve built the Data Drop, I’ve realized it’s much more than that. And in fact, it’s a major step in our continuing efforts to integrate computation and the real world.”With Data Drop, users can obtain data from Web APIs, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, e-mail, Twitter and more according to Wolfram. The company is already working on more ways to connect additional devices and systems.