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Karate 0.9.5 adds breaking changes

Test automation framework Karate reaches milestone release

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.

Overhauling the framework

Ionic 5: Develop cross-platform apps with new, custom animations

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.

Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Women and girls in science, carbon footprints, Angular 9 and more

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.

Own your platform

Gitea 1.11.0: Open source self-hosting Git solution gets a new update

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.

Features coming soon

Helidon 2.0.0-M1: Better microservices building with Java libraries

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.

Learn about the latest JavaScript trends

International JavaScript Conference London 2020 early bird offer ends February 13

International JavaScript Conference London 2020 will take place from April 20 to 22. More than 40 international speakers will present their expertise in sessions, keynotes and workshops, and provide insight into the latest trends and technologies. Those who register by February 13 can benefit from a special early bird rate and receive a PlayStation Classic Mini or C64 Mini for free with their ticket.

Serverless Architecture Conference 2020 program preview & early bird special

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.

Natural language generation with 17 billion parameters

Microsoft’s deep learning language model Turing-NLG outperforms GPT-2

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.

Feelin' Groovy.

Groovy 3.0: New default parser & Java-style Lambda syntax

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.