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Weekly round-up: V8 JavaScript compiler, countdown to OpenJFX 11, Angular v7 beta.3 and 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. Here are the top five stories you absolutely need to know about, from Angular betas to GitLab releases, OpenJFX, and more.

 Liftoff: Speedy, a new compiler for the V8 JavaScript engine

The V8 JavaScript engine has a new baseline compiler. The new compilation pipeline is Liftoff, and it has some seriously fast results.

Read more about Liftoff here.

One month until OpenJFX 11: The open source home of JavaFX to adopt six-month cadence

Starting with JDK 11, JavaFX will be available as a separate module but the good news is that both OpenJFX 11 and JDK 11 will be released in September. That’s not the only interesting aspect, though: the next version is (already!) seven months away, which means that it will follow the same core principles of Java’s new release cadence. Exciting times ahead!

We’re only a month away from OpenJFX 11 so everyone is hard at work trying out the early access builds.  Read more about the latest version of OpenJFX here.

On the road to Angular v7: Beta.3 has landed

Angular v6 focuses on the toolchain and on making it easier to move quickly with Angular in the future so we’re excited to see what Angular v7’s “theme” will be. But until then, let’s focus on what we do know – a new milestone has been reached: the fourth beta is here.

Another week, another beta. This time, beta.3 arrives with one feature in tow.

Read more about Angular v7 here!

Javalin 2.0 is here: This lightweight web framework for Kotlin and Java developers just got better

Javalin, a very lightweight web framework for Kotlin and Java, has just reached a very important milestone: 2.0.0 stable is out. This release brings a lot of improvements and major changes.

We first laid eyes on Javalin last year, when it reached v1.0.0 stable. The first Javalin version was released in May 2017 so they are moving pretty fast!

Let’s have a look!

GitLab 11.2: Live Web IDE preview, support for Android project import & more

GitLab version 11.2 has some great new features, including lots of little improvements that will customize and smooth out your user experience. Let’s see what’s new!

GitLab continues to bring us new features every month, and August is no exception; the new version of GitLab is here! GitLab 11.2 has lots of little enhancements, as well as a few new big features.

Read more here.


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