Karate 0.9.5 has been released. The test automation framework is open source and was developed as an alternative to Selenium. It combines API test-automation, mocks, performance-testing and UI automation. Let’s take a look at the milestone release that has a new debugger and other updates on board.
The Ionic framework creates cross-platform applications, all with a small memory footprint and AOT compiling. The latest major version, Ionic 5, upgrades the framework with new component designs for iOS and Android, a new animations API, overhauled icons, new starter designments, and improved component customization.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, Angular 9 continued to spark your interest as we took a closer look at Ivy, the new compiler it has on board. Other topics include the latest version of Groovy, the International Day of Women & Girls in Science, and how to build better microservices.
The official Python extension for Visual Studio Code is provided with monthly updates by Microsoft. The February 2020 update increases the startup speed of the Jupyter Notebook editor, follows a popular user request, and closes 66 issues. Let’s take a look and see what’s new.
Gitea helps you set up your own self-hosted Git service with the use of lightweight Go code. The latest version, 1.11.0, includes a long list of updates, bug fixes, and improvements, including changing the markdown rendering to goldmark, and a new contrib command. Is self-hosting the right solution for you? See how Gitea compares to other Git hosting solutions.
Before Helidon version 2.0 arrives later this year, you can catch a preview of some of its upcoming features with the Helidon 2.0.0-M1 release. Helidon is a collection of Java libraries that made building microservices easier and 2.0 has some big changes in store, including GraalVM support, a new database client, a command line tool, web client, and extended Jakarta EE specifications support.
Apache Flink has been released in version 1.10.0. More than 200 contributors worked on this release, and they added several new features including updates for PyFlink, a beta version of native Kubernetes integration, managed memory extension, and RocksDB updates.
GitHub on the command line is now available as beta version. It allows you to create pull requests, view bug details and more—directly from the CLI. The beta program of GitHub CLI is open to macOS, Windows and Linux users, and GitHub is open for feedback on improving its latest tool.
The first Linkerd release of the year has arrived—version 2.7 provides Vault and cert-manager integration, dashboard updates, breaking changes, bug fixes and more. Let’s take a closer look at what the latest version of the Kubernetes service mesh has to offer.
Serverless Architecture Conference 2020 will be held in The Hague from April 20 to 22, 2020—so it’s high time for a small program preview. More than 25 sessions and workshops have already been announced. Attention! Until Thursday, February 13, 2020, you can also benefit from our early bird specials and receive a C64 Mini or a Raspberry Pi for free with your ticket.
Microsoft has announced its deep learning language model Turing-NLG, and its impressive 17 billion parameters make it the largest language model to date. While it is not publicly available, a demo version has been released to a small group for testing purposes. Let’s see if more parameters mean better results, compared to OpenAI’s GPT-2 and NVIDIA’s Megatron-LM.
After several release candidates and years of work, welcome the latest version of Groovy: version 3.0. This Java-syntax-compatible language hits a new milestone and adds plenty of improvements and brand new capabilities. The biggest change in Apache Groovy 3.0 is the new parser, Parrot, which adds support for additional syntax and new language features.