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Weekly round-up: Angular v7.2, Hyperledger Fabric 1.4 & more

JAXenter 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, we had big news from GitHub, a new Hyperledger Fabric release and more.

Honorable mentions

New JAX Mag issue: Technology nightmares – Horror stories for the brave
New year, new JAX Magazine issue. If you’re looking for something light after overindulging on Christmas goodies, this is not it. The new issue is not for the faint-hearted as it presents a list of technology nightmares that you should avoid and learn from. Download it for free here.

2019 is the year you become an expert: JAXenter Masterclass courses are here
Is your New Year’s Resolution to hit the books? Or perhaps you are looking to grow your skills and become an outstanding expert in your field? Regardless of your resolution, we are proud to help you make 2019 the year of growth with our new JAXenter Masterclass series. Our experts share their know-how in these hands-on workshops dedicated to bringing you up to the top.

Hyperledger Fabric 1.4 marks a very important milestone

Hyperledger Fabric is becoming one of the most important frameworks for blockchain development. Just a few months ago, it was announced that this Hyperledger project will support Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) bytecode smart contracts. Therefore, Hyperledger Fabric is now more accessible to developers who have already started working with Ethereum and its associated tools.

The latest release of Hyperledger Fabric, v1.4 marks a very important milestone: it is the first LTS release. This means that the Fabric maintainers will provide bug fixes for a period of one year [from the date of release: January 10, 2019]. Take a closer look here.

On the road to Angular v8

It’s time to leave Angular v7 behind and look towards the future, which, in our case, is Angular v8. We still have a couple of months left but we look forward to embarking on a new journey.

Case in point: 7.2 is here and brings a few bug fixes. Check out the details here.

GitHub is stepping up its game: Free private repos for everyone

Big news coming from GitHub with a New Year’s resolution that thrilled the developer community. Last week, GitHub announced two major updates, namely the unlimited free private repositories, and a unified Enterprise offering. But is your opinion of GitHub’s big announcement? Let us know in the poll at the end of this article.

Write operators for databases in Kubernetes with KubeDB

Running production quality databases in Kubernetes can be quite a hassle. But now you can count on KubeDB to solve your problems. KubeDB is a framework for writing operators for any database that support certain requirements. Check out our review here.

JDK 12 patrol

Last month, we saw JEP 326: Raw String Literals getting dropped from the JDK and we had a closer look at the reasons behind the decision and the community’s feedback. Nonetheless, the conversation on the feature and its function continues. Follow our thread here and find out all the details.

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