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Cranelift library tackles WebAssembly execution

Cranelift reads WebAssembly as input and writes native machine code as output

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Visual Studio Code is slated for a UX refresh

Development roadmap for 2019 details improvements to startup times, the workbench, language support, debugging, and more

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JavaScript overtakes Java as most-known programming language

HackerRank skills survey finds developers mostly know JavaScript and Java, want to learn Go, Kotlin, and Python

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Yarn package manager will be rewritten in TypeScript

A comprehensive roadmap for Yarn 2 describes how the JavaScript package manager will become more developer-friendly

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Eclipse releases GlassFish 5.1 for Java EE 8

Eclipse Foundation reaches a key Jakarta EE milestone with the release of its own GlassFish application server

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Python code completion gets an assist from machine learning

Kite programming assistant makes auto-suggestions based on data collected from Python code around the web

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Ockam SDK taps blockchain-based identity services for IoT

Ockam SDK allows developers to link IoT devices to the company’s public blockchain network for identity and trust services

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Ionic Framework embraces React and Vue

With Ionic Framework 4.0, Ionic transitions from Angular-only to general web UI library that will work with all major front-end frameworks

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CoreDNS joins Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy

The plug-in powered DNS server for Kubernetes becomes the fourth open source project to reach graduation status under the CNCF

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Smalltalk-inspired Pharo language adds 64-bit support

Simple, minimal, object-oriented Pharo 7.0 is available in 64-bit versions for Linux, MacOS, and soon Windows

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GitHub’s Atom editor unveils commit previews

Atom 1.34 introduces the ability to preview staged changes, and the 1.35 beta adds a view into individual commits

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What’s new in Rust 1.32

Rust 1.32 makes life simpler for print debuggers and switches the default memory allocator to the operating system allocator

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Oracle Java Card updated for IoT applications

Java Card is a software technology providing isolation between secure hardware and software services

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.3

Google’s development suite for Android apps gains a raft of improvements

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MariaDB Platform X3 combines transaction processing and analytics

MariaDB has fused its relational and column-store databases into one, with data automatically synced between workload types

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Mozilla launches CSS Flexbox inspector

The powerful but complex flexible-elements CSS feature stumps many developers

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What to do when free Java 8 updates end

You have four paid options—from Azul, IBM, Oracle, and Red Hat—to get support for the most used version of JDK

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TypeScript roadmap: Microsoft’s plans for 2019

Improvements are under consideration for core type system, linting, and error messages

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DoneJS JavaScript framework gets faster

Its incremental rendering capability splits apps into static and dynamic content

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GitHub offers free private repos for small projects

The code-sharing site also linked its separate cloud and on-premises products into one enterprise service

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