Sarah Schlothauer

Sarah Schlothauer
Sarah Schlothauer is an assistant editor for She received her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University and is currently enrolled at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany where she is working on her Masters. She lives in Frankfurt with her husband and cat.

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Node.js v12 will become the next LTS release

Node.js v12 improves startup times and adds experimental diagnostic reports

The newest version of Node.js is here, with v12. This version is scheduled to become the long term support release in October 2019. It includes new features, improves start up times, updates to Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine, better default heap limits, and several more features and improvements.

Leading IoT tools

Eclipse IoT survey 2019: IoT development continues to expand

The Internet of Things is growing, and with it comes new hurdles to cross. The Eclipse Foundation surveyed IoT developers and released their key findings about what platforms are the most popular, what we should expect next, and what the most popular IoT programming languages are.

Settings management with Dynaconf

Dynaconf: Dynamic settings configuration for Python apps

Dynaconf is a dynamic configuration for Python applications. With it, you can set one canonical settings module to use for all instances. Users can also change their dynamic parameters without having to deploy their application. This settings config tool for Python offers extensions for both Flask and Django.

Updating Rust

Rust 1.34.0 stable adds alternative cargo registries and more

The developer love for Rust is strong – this is the fourth year in a row that it polled as the number one most loved programming language in the StackOverflow developer survey. Now, the latest stable release of Rust is here. Rust 1.34.0 adds a few new features, including alternative cargo registries, and severeal deprecations.

Awaiting Scala 2.13

Scala 2.13 release candidate offers up new language refinements

Scala lang combines object-oriented programming and functional programming into one high-level language. Now, Scala v2.13 is almost here. The first 2.13 release candidate is out and available for your perusal. Scala 2.13.0-RC1 adds collection changes, improved JDK 12 compatibility, compiler changes, and much more.

Changes & improvements

Apache Flink 1.8.0 release resolves over 420 issues and adds new features

The newest release from the Apache Flink framework is here. Their efforts over the past two releases have come to fruition with the new state schema evolution story. This latest release also resolves more than 420 known issues, and adds several new features and improvements.

Python rates as the most wanted programming language

Stack Overflow developer survey 2019: Python more popular than Java

Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey is back with results for 2019. Find out what technology is most loved, most dreaded, and most wanted. This year there are more insights about the global developer profile, demographics, and what challenges get in the way of workflow. With nearly 90,000 responses from around the globe, this is the world’s largest developer survey.

Streamlining workflows and reducing friction

New development server: Netlify Dev runs Netlify’s edge features on local machines

Netlify Dev offers a new experience for streamlining development cycles. Currently in public beta, it is a plugin that allows users to use features from Netlify’s infrastructure on their local machines. This new feature aims to lessen development friction and allow for developers to preview their dev work quickly with few prerequisites.

Keeping your data safe

From data to decision-making: Data security in 2019

In this article, Ralf Huuck goes over his predictions for how the field of data security will shake out in the new year. What’s in store for 2019? Hopefully, more standardization within the field and less data breaches overall.