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Ruffle project hopes to resurrect Flash Player

The project uses Rust and WebAssembly to allow playback of Flash media more securely than the original Adobe player

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Ruby on Rails 6.0 adds rich text capabilities

JavaScript, database support also get nods

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What’s new in Rust 1.37

Rust was designed to make it easy to develop fast and safe system-level software; here’s what’s new

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Microsoft buys jClarity to boost Java on Azure

Better performance, increased Java community engagement are the goals

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CloudBees readies software delivery management, Jenkins X via SaaS

The SaaS services are an attempt to commercialize and expand its CI/CD tools

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PHP plus: P++ proposal would create a stricter dialect

It's not a fork, but a stricter version that could leave compatibility baggage behind and add new features more easily

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key capabilities in this changelog

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NPM: Free public JavaScript registry will continue

Company says the free NPM package registry is here to stay, releases security upgrade for NPM Enterprise

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NetBeans 11.1 adds Java EE 8 support

Quarterly NetBeans release brings Java EE 8 support for Maven and Gradle apps, updates integration with Payara and GlassFish

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Wasmer takes WebAssembly server-side

Company offers an embeddable WebAssembly runtime for multiple programming languages along with a package manager

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Quark taps JavaScript to build ‘native’ desktop apps

Tool combines the Electron framework and a shared JavaScript runtime to create lightweight “sketches” with native app capabilities

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NativeScript 6.0 speeds up builds, app updates

Update to the JavaScript framework for building native iOS and Android apps also boasts smaller app binaries

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Eclipse enterprise Java is due in September 2019

Eclipse says Jakarta EE 8 will be fully compatible with Java EE 8, with better cloud and microservices support slated for future versions

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OpenJDK proposal: Dump Mercurial for Git

Proposal would migrate single-repo OpenJDK projects from Mercurial to Git for smaller repo sizes and superior tooling

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Microsoft open sources quantum computing SDK

The Quantum Development Kit includes the Q# programming language, samples, and tutorials

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Anaxi ties together GitHub, Bitbucket, Jira

Anaxi offers unified, personalized views across GitHub, Bitbucket, and Jira via web, desktop, and mobile clients

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Facebook JavaScript engine boosts React Native on Android

Open-source Hermes JavaScript engine could be used to improve performance of all JavaScript-based mobile applications

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ECMAScript roadmap: New JavaScript features for 2019

The committee overseeing ECMAScript has approved the specification for the next edition of JavaScript

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MacOS targeted for new Java graphics pipeline

The Lanai Project would use Apple’s Metal graphics APIs instead of the deprecated OpenGL

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A plan to bring Java to iOS

OpenJDK Mobile would use ahead-of-time compilation to create Apple-approved executables that run without the JVM

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