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Weekly round-up: Angular v7 is here, Jakarta EE Specification Process draft & more

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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 welcomed Angular v7, we had a look at the new draft for Jakarta EE Specification Process and many more!

Roll out the red carpet, Angular v7 is live!

Yes, it is true — Angular v7 is here and the wait is finally over!

And we should be extra enthusiastic about this one since it’s a major release that implements changes, new features, and improvements throughout the entire platform, including the core framework, Angular Material, and the CLI.

Take a quick look at some of the highlights here.

Review of the draft of Jakarta EE Specification Process

The Eclipse Foundation published the draft of the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process and invites the community to contribute by reviewing it and giving feedback.

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As stated in the first sentence of the draft this document “describes the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) for optional use by Eclipse Foundation Working Groups.”

Check out our overview of the most important points of this draft here.

PHP support not found

Nothing like a looming data security crisis to start your week, eh? It turns out, if you haven’t updated your PHP version in a while, you could be in for a bad 2019. Roughly 80% of the internet uses PHP, which is fine. What’s not fine is how absolutely no one has upgraded past a 5.x version.

Learn more about it here.

Join the Octoverse-fest

GitHub is back for another Octoverse-fest! The State of the Octoverse 2018 report is live and it’s stuffed with interesting data on the state of the most popular programming languages and technologies.

To give you some quick introductory numbers, GitHub is the home for 31M+ developers, 96M+ repositories, and  200M+ pull requests! Have a look at some of the highlights here.

Sneak peek into the status of the JVM ecosystem

Snyk released a massive report on the state of the JVM ecosystem. The JVM Ecosystem Report 2018 was based on questionnaires more than 10,200 Java developers around the world and it brings some really interesting and rich data into light.

The 49-pages-long report features topics that cover the spheres of JDK, platforms, tools, applications, as well as processes used by the participants. Check out the highlights 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 six!

Class is in session with one of the biggest trends the IT world has ween so far — Serverless!

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