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Weekly round-up: Angular v7 and IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2, Go modules & 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 super busy for the JetBrains team with two Release Candidates of IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 going live! But that’s not all! We had big news for Go 1.11, the release of Angular v6.1.0 rc.3 and many more!

You don’t need 1 & 2 – Here comes Angular v6.1.0 rc.3!

Ok so remember the last update? The release candidate phase for Angular 6.1.0 debuted last week and we’re already writing about the fourth update. We didn’t skip rc.1 and rc.2, they never happened! It seems that both release candidates “on npm accidentally glitched-out midway” so the team went straight to rc.3.

It’s no use crying over spilled milk, here you can have a look at some features to cheer you up.

Europe hits Google with €4.3bn Android antitrust fine

Two years ago, the European Commission concluded that Google “abused its dominant position in a case concerning AdSense. One year later, they fined the tech giant €2.42 billion for “abusing its dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to Google’s own comparison shopping service.”

It seems that third time’s the charm for the European Commission; the EU’s politically independent executive arm has slapped  Google with a record €4.3 billion fine over antitrust issues with Android phones. What’s more, the company has 90 days to put an end to its illegal conduct or face penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.

Read more about it here.

IntelliJ IDEA 2018 progress report

Time to check in on IntelliJ IDEA 2018!

Apparently, there’s no rest for the JetBrains team!  The second Release Candidate of IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 is here; it can be downloaded from the website, updated via Toolbox App, or you can just use patches for the in-product update if you’re using the previous RC build. according to the blog post announcing the news.

Have a look at our full progress report on IntelliJ IDEA 2018 here.

Go modules will land in Go 1.11

Go 1.11 is expected to be released in August 2018 and guess what? It will add experimental support for a new concept called “modules.”

Modules are now supported by the main repo for Google Go. This means it’s possible to work on your modules, wherever you like, without setting an environment variable or following a predefined location.

Take a closer look here.

Gradle 4.9: Time for a makeover

Our beloved automation system is back with a fresh update!

Gradle 4.9 has been released and it is fully packed with awesome and handy new features, updates and improvements!

Among others, Gradle publication tools are getting an impressive make-over with projects that publish auxiliary publications throughmaven-publish and ivy-publishnow being able to be depended upon by other projects in the same build. What’s more, there is also a new Publishing Overview chapter in the user manual and updates throughout the documentation regarding publishing artifacts using Maven and Ivy.

Take a look at the review of the new features here.

Trivial pursuit: Apache Cassandra edition

The weekly pub quiz is here again to challenge you!

In last week’s trivia, Patrick McFadin challenged us with a series of interesting trivia questions on Apache Cassandra! Test your knowledge here… if you dare!

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