Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: State of the Developer Nation, Java news & more

Chris Stewart
© Shutterstock / DRogatnev (modified)

Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we wrote about the State of the Developer Nation report, as well as developments in the Java world and Docker Enterprise’s acquisition by Mirantis, plus much more. Let’s take a closer look.

Last week we found out a lot of interesting information from SlashData’s latest report, Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation 17th Edition, including that 11 million developers use JavaScript. Alongside that, Docker Enterprise was acquired by enterprise cloud solution provide Mirantis. We also had an international JavaScript conference video, a fascinating interview, more Java news, and much more last week. I’ve hand picked a selection of the best, so what are you waiting for?

Global developer report: 11 million devs actively use JavaScript

Which programming languages have the strongest communities and the most active programmers? How many devs are implementing DevOps strategies? What frameworks are mobile programmers using? Let’s take a dip into the data and see what 17,000 developers from 155 countries revealed in SlashData’s report, Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation 17th Edition.

Read what the report had to say here.

Gradle 6.0 brings Java 13 support, better dependency management & much more

It’s not even been a year since Gradle 5.1 arrived in January, and yet here we are staring down the next major release: Gradle 6.0. This latest release of the build-automation software brings much improved features for dependency management, faster incremental compilation for Java and Groovy, support for Java 13, as well as out of the box support for javadoc and source jars. And that’s not all, so let’s take a closer look!

Read all about Gradle 6.0 here.

New Java group proposed for IDE & tooling support

Maurizio Cimadamore, Software Engineer at Oracle, has proposed the creation of a new Java group. Its purpose is to promote and improve the support of the OpenJDK in different tools and especially in integrated development environments (IDEs). And the proposal already has support from the highest authority…

Read more about the Java group proposal here.

Docker Enterprise acquired by Mirantis. What happens now?

Docker reaches a new era, marking a new beginning, as well as an end. Docker Enterprise has been acquired by Mirantis, a vendor for enterprise cloud solutions. What does the acquisition include, what are the plans for the future and what should current Docker Enterprise customers be aware of? Read the rundown of everything you need to know about the news.

Read about the Docker and Mirantis acquisition here.

Building an Angular PWA: Angular Service Worker or Workbox?

Should you build a progressive web app using Angular Service Worker or Workbox? This talk goes over the differences between the two, what the features are, and which is more convenient. You will leave the talk knowing when to use either approach when developing your Angular application.

Watch Maxim Salnikov’s full talk here.

Load balancing: Round robin may not be the right choice

When it comes to load balancing, round robin may not be the best algorithm to choose from. If auto-scaling is instrumented, it is even worse. In this article, see a simple example explaining why this is so, how the round robin algorithm works, and which load balancing algorithm you should potentially pick instead for even traffic distribution.

Read the full load balancing article here.

But that’s not all

Last week was so full of interesting news and great content, here’s a few more highlights for you:

Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart is an Online Editor for He studied French at Somerville College, Oxford before moving to Germany in 2011. He speaks too many languages, writes a blog, and dabbles in card tricks.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments