Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: JEP 372, GitLab 12.8 & top 10 frameworks in 2020

Maika Möbus
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Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, the second Java enhancement proposal (JEP) of 2020 landed, and we took a first look at our JAXenter survey results. Also check out the new features in GitLab 12.8 and see how Project Fugu strives to standardize Progressive Web Apps.

JEP 372: Remove the Nashorn JavaScript Engine

The second Java enhancement proposal (JEP) of 2020 has landed! Following JEP 371: Hidden Classes, now we have a second full-fledged candidate JEP with a decent shot at making it into JDK 15. That said, some voices in the community don’t agree with the proposal.

See more about JEP 372 here.

Java trends: Top 10 Frameworks in 2020

Our JAXenter survey about current trends in the Java ecosystem was still in full swing last week. In the survey, we wanted to know what technologies will be particularly relevant for you this year—from frameworks to programming languages and UI & web technologies. In our first post on the preliminary results, we had a look at the most popular application frameworks and web frameworks.

Read about the top 10 frameworks here.

GitLab 12.8 adds new Log Explorer and Compliance Dashboard

What’s new in the latest version of GitLab? Before you upgrade to version 12.8, let’s review some of the newest features and improvements made to the complete DevOps platform. GitLab 12.8 introduced a new Log Explorer, environment auto-stop, built-in NuGet repository, a compliance dashboard, performance enhancements, and much more.

Here are the new features in GitLab 12.8.

Project Fugu interview: Bridging the app gap

We spoke with Thomas Steiner, a Developer Advocate at Google Hamburg, about Project Fugu, a major player in the development of a PWA standard. Project Fugu is a cross-company effort from Google, Microsoft, and Intel focused on improving the web. Discover the process behind designing new APIs at Project Fugu and how it will bridge the app gap.

Read the full interview 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:

Maika Möbus
Maika Möbus has been an editor for Software & Support Media since January 2019. She studied Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

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