Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Quarkus 1.4.1.Final, Project Leyden, the future of Rust & more

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, Quarkus 1.4.1.Final arrived—and it deprecated the still widely used language version Java 8. We also got to know the new Project Leyden and spoke to Rust core developer Steve Klabnik.

Quarkus 1.4.1.Final deprecates Java 8

Last week, Quarkus 1.4.1.Final arrived with several new features. This version deprecates Java 8; users are now recommended to use Java 11. It also introduced a new FaaS framework and a new command mode for building command line apps.

See what’s new in Quarkus here.

Project Leyden to bring static images to the Java platform and JDK

Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, Mark Reinhold, has written a call for discussion proposing a new project, Project Leyden, that will address the long-term pain points of Java’s slow startup time, slow time to peak performance, and large footprint. It will do this by introducing static images to the Java platform and JDK.

Read about Project Leyden here.

What Rust features are still missing? – Interview with Steve Klabnik

In the wake of the latest release, Rust 1.43, we took some time to chat with Steve Klabnik, a member of the Rust core team, about the language, its future, the community, and what features are still needed.

See what Steve Klabnik shared with us here.

Why soft skills are important for developers

Soft skills are all to do with how we interact with other people. This is opposed to “hard skills” which are to do with acquired abilities that require specific knowledge. There are many reasons why soft skills are equally, if not more important than hard skills for software developers.

Learn more about soft skills here.

Women in Tech: “Women empowering other women is a spectacular thing”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Three years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Last week, we interviewed Theresa Miller, Principal Technologist at Cohesity.

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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