Microsoft’s Q# quantum programming Language

Microsoft launched a preview version of a new programming language for quantum computing called Q#. The industry giant also launched a quantum simulator that developers can use to test and debug their quantum algorithms.

The language and simulator were announced in September. The then-unnamed language was intended to bring traditional programming concepts — functions, variables, and branches, along with a syntax-highlighted development environment complete with quantum debugger — to quantum computing, a field that has hitherto built algorithms from wiring…