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Weekly round-up: Node.js 11, MicroProfile 2.1, GitLab 11.4 & more

JAX Editorial Team
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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 was a very busy one with new releases coming from all around. Most notably, we had Node.js coming out, MicroProfile 2.1 and many more!

Node.js 11 is here!

It’s been six months since Node.js 10 was released so if you’re hungry for something new, good news: Node.js 11 is here.

This release is all about improving internals, performance, and an update to V8 7.0. As explained in the blog post announcing the latest developments in the Node.js universe, two of the most notable features are:

  • Interval timers will be rescheduled even if the previous interval threw an error;
  • and the build no longer supports FreeBSD 10.

Check out our review of this release here.

GitLab 11.4 features an endless list of updates

Getting things done is GitLab’s motto and they hold true to it with every update!

GitLab 11.4 brings a truly extensive list of major updates and tons of new improvements. What’s more, the newest release brings a couple of deprecations that you should keep an eye on.

Have a look at some of the highlights here.

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Eclipse MicroProfile 2.1 arrived

Eclipse MicroProfile is here with the eighth release. MicroProfile 2.1 continues to be based on Java EE 8 as the foundational programming model for the development of Java microservices and features an update for the Open Tracing API.

The updated version for the Open Tracing API brings logging exceptions thrown by explicit instrumentation, server operation name provider, and support for server side skip pattern among other things.

Check out more details here.

Angular v7 is here but 7.1.0 is already breathing down its neck

It’s been a bit more than a week since Angular v7 was released and we’re still in celebratory mode. We’ve got interesting articles and interviews in the pipeline so you can imagine our shock when we saw that the beta phase for 7.1.0 has already begun.

Angular v7.1.0 beta.0 brings four big fixes and one feature. Check them out here.

Meet Kaili — A service mesh observability tool

According to the project’s website, “Kiali works with Istio [ in OpenShift or Kubernetes] to visualise the service mesh topology, features like circuit breakers or request rates. Kiali also includes Jaeger Tracing to provide distributed tracing out of the box.”

Have a look at our review here.

Tech history 101

Now that our trivia series has come to a conclusion, we wouldn’t want you to cry over the void it left! So, we start a brand new fun and informative series to keep you company, entertain, and educate you! Here is “Know your history” — part seven!

Class is in session with the cleverest of topics – Artificial intelligence!

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