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Nextstrain seeks JavaScript developers to combat COVID-19

The creators of a visualization tool to track disease movements need programmers to handle high-priority problems

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Visual Studio Code extension flags NPM vulnerabilities

Open source Snyk Vuln Cost scans JavaScript packages from NPM for security vulnerabilities as you code

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Docker's Compose specification is now an open standard

Docker’s system for creating applications from multiple containers is now available on GitHub for all to contribute to

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JDK 15: The new features in Java 15

The next version of standard Java will add text blocks, garbage collectors, and hidden classes and drop the Nashorn JavaScript engine

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Microsoft .NET 5 Preview 2 brings RyuJIT and GC improvements

Aimed at unifying the .NET platform, .NET 5 will support cross-platform native, web, and mobile development

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C++ proposal dismisses backward compatibility

Proposal to the C++ standards committee would give up backward and binary compatibility for safety and simplicity

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Postman lends its API power to the COVID-19 fight

The API development platform provider has launched an API resource center for tapping COVID-19 data including testing location information throughout the U.S.

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Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

A platform for building desktop and web-based IDEs that run VS Code extensions, Theia is not yet available in an end-user version

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SkySQL, MariaDB-as-a-service, launches on Google Cloud

MariaDB creators offer their own cloud-hosted alternative to database services like Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS

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TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

New beta release addresses extremely poor editing and compilation speeds associated with packages such as material-ui and styled-components

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What’s new in Angular 9.1

Angular 9.1 brings performance improvements to the ngcc compatibility compiler and the Ivy compiler and runtime

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New York calls for tech volunteers to fight COVID-19

New York State needs volunteer ‘technology SWAT teams‘ of developers, data scientists, and other techs to aid the pandemic response

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Git 2.26 fetches faster by default

Latest version of the open source software version control system uses the new fast network fetch protocol instead of the old slow one

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O’Reilly pulls the plug on in-person events

The company believes the events business is ‘forever changed’ due to the coronavirus pandemic, so is moving its conferences online

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COVID-19 stress tests cloud services

Industry research firms Forrester and GlobalData assess the impact of the pandemic on cloud service providers

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LLVM 10 bolsters Wasm, C/C++, and TensorFlow

The latest version of the language development toolkit improves parallelism in Wasm and adds a sublanguage that aids machine learning

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Microsoft previews F# 5

Upgrade to Microsoft’s “functional-first” language emphasizes Interactive and analytical programming

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Visual Studio upgrade boosts debugging, mobile development

New features in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 include hot reload for Xamarin.Forms and debugging enhancements for C++ and multithreaded apps

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