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IBM launches resources for cloud-native Node.js apps

The open source repos help developers build and deploy cloud-native Node.js applications via Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration

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GitLab 11.1 devops tool improves security controls

Code searching and the user interface also see improvements

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Microsoft brings Python coding help beyond Visual Studio

The beta extension is available now, with the full Python Language Server implementation due by 2019

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Oracle: Switch now from Nashorn JavaScript engine to GraalVM

Oracle says GraalVM is more capable than Nashorn, and it has laid out a migration path from Nashorn to GraalVM

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What’s new in Google’s Go language

Version 1.11 offers experimental support for WebAssembly and preliminary support for modules

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What’s new in the Anaconda distribution for Python

Anaconda 5.2 adds job scheduling, support for GPUs, and integration with version control systems including Git and GitHub

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GitHub Enterprise adds anonymous Git access, improves configuration visibility

Other administrative improvements include easing of dormancy restrictions and granular permissions

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What’s new in Kubernetes containers

Kubernetes 1.11 adds a new load-balancing method and provides custom resource definitions

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Java 11 roadmap: The new features you can expect

CORBA, Java EE, and JavaFX support will be removed, but 15 major new features are coming in September 2018

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What’s new in ECMAScript 2018

The ECMAScript 23018 specification incudes new capabilities for asynchronous programming and regular expressions

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Eclipse IDE Photon release train arrives with Rust but no Jakarta EE

The 2018 release offers native Eclipse IDE capabilities for the Rust and C# languages, as well as new Java support

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Rust roadmap: The new features planned for Rust 2018

The Epoch release is likely to ship in September, and keep “unstable” features separate from the Rust 2018 production version

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Oracle now requires a subscription to use Java SE

One-time licenses won’t be available for Java SE 8 or later, but separate support contracts also go away

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Ryan Dahl’s Node.js regrets lead to Deno

Deno is an in-development secure TypeScript runtime built on the same Google V8 JavaScript engine as Node.js

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Zapcc high-speed C++ compiler now open source

Zapcc bests Clang in compilation, its creator says

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React Native mobile app framework gets a rewrite

Facebook’s framework will become lightweight and have better native integration

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Google App Maker low-code tool debuts for G Suite users

App Maker uses templates for building UIs, which can be assembled via drag-and-drop

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What’s new in Kotlin 1.2.50? Code reuse, for starters

The Kotlin 1.2.50 update provides changes to the standard library as well as bug fixes

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Jetpack promises simple R package management

Jetpack’s goal is to make dependency management in R as easy as it is with Ruby’s Bundler and JavaScript’s Yarn package managers

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Docker unveils cross-cloud management, container templates

New features in Docker Enterprise Edition and Docker Desktop support federated cross-cloud management and building containers with GUI-driven templates

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