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Java concurrency could be about to get easier

Structured concurrency, a new proposal incubating in the OpenJDK community, would treat multiple tasks running in different threads as a single unit of work.

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Developer survey: JavaScript and Python reign, but Rust is rising

More than 20,000 developers in 166 countries participated in the SlashData survey, which found that Rust's usage nearly quadrupled over the past 24 months.

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Bootstrap 5.2.0 bolsters CSS, custom components

Major upgrade to popular web framework introduces CSS variables for all components and improves helpers and utilities for fonts and colors.

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Google Cloud boosts open-source security, simplifies zero-trust rollouts

New Google Cloud security services aim to strengthen open-source security, simplify zero-trust adoption, and improve cloud governance.

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Kotlin 1.7.0 beta alters builder type inference

A new memory manager is also featured in the planned language upgrade.

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CNCF launches ethics in open source training course

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has developed a new certification for developers looking to better incorporate ethical-first thinking into their open source software design.

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Microsoft .NET 7 Preview 4 brings Regex improvements, cache metrics

Fourth preview of the forthcoming .NET upgrade adds span support to the Regex library and hit and miss stats for IMemoryCache.

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JDK 19: The features targeted for Java 19

Virtual threads, pattern matching for switch expressions, a vector API, and a Linux/RISC-V port are slated for Java 19, a non-LTS release of standard Java due in September.

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Cloudflare to take on AWS, Azure, Google with D1 distributed database

Cloudflare claims that its new serverless database will reduce data transfer fees and latency for developers when compared to rival databases from AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Oracle.

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TypeScript 4.7 adds ESM support in Node.js

Now available in a release candidate, the latest version of Microsoft’s strongly typed JavaScript introduces support for ECMAScript modules in Node.js.

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Jetpack Compose 1.2 packs text improvements

Google toolkit for building native Android UIs toolkit enables more precise text alignment with font padding, introduces downloadable fonts API.

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Google Flutter 3 backs macOS, Linux

Framework for building mobile, web, and desktop applications from a shared codebase adds stable support for two key platforms.

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Google Firebase expands Extensions to become more customizable

Google is extending its Firebase software development platform to allow developers to customize pre-built code extensions themselves.

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Why Google Cloud is battling AWS, Azure, in the red-hot PostgreSQL market

Google Cloud's AlloyDB for PostgreSQL has moved into public preview, and as a Postgres-compatible, fully managed DBaaS (database-as-a-service), will take on offerings from AWS and Microsoft in the hot PostgreSQL market.

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Progress launches Chef Cloud Security to extend DevSecOps to cloud-native assets

The software provider has also enhanced its underlying security and compliance mechanism Chef InSpec with new features.

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RHEL 9 features edge management, container rollback

First production release built from CentOS Stream also introduces Microsoft SQL Server role and protection against hardware-level security vulnerabilities.

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Docker Desktop comes to Linux, adds extensions SDK

Docker Extensions allow Docker Desktop to integrate with a wide range of partner tools for software supply chain security, CI/CD, Kubernetes deployment, and more.

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Cloudflare Workers for Platforms aims for more programmable web

Cloudflare Workers for Platforms provides a set of tools and an API standard that would allow developers to customize any web application.

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