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Weekly round-up: GraphQL, Julia, Quarkus & 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 took a close look at GraphQL and how it’s changing web querying, JuliaCon’s user survey results, and Quarkus in an interview with Alex Soto. There’s plenty more, too! Let’s take a look.

GraphQL is changing the game of Web Querying. Here’s how.

GraphQL continues to gain traction and become the standard for developers. This article by Michael Williams certainly caught the internet’s attention! Find out how GraphQL is changing the way an API queries the data. What does the future of GraphQL hold, and how is the community helping new developers contribute to open source software?

Read all about it here.

Julia: The programming language of the future?

The Beatles sang a song about her, and now we find ourselves asking, “is Julia the language of the future?” The TIOBE Index has seen a recent upswing in its popularity, as it slowly climbs up the charts from 50th place to the 35th most popular programming language. At JuliaCon 2019, the results from the user survey were revealed. To celebrate, we took a quick dip into the language use cases and how it stacks up.

Read more about the Julia survey results here.

Quarkus – what’s next for the lightweight Java framework?

What does “container first” mean? What are the strengths of Quarkus? What’s new in 0.20.0? What features can we look forward to in the future? When will version 1.0.0 be released? We have so many questions about Quarkus and Alex Soto was kind enough to answer them all.

Read the full Quarkus interview here.

Blockchain technology: The future of cybersecurity

Our first entry for this week is a guest post about the future of cybersecurity. This got quite a lot of attention this week, so if you missed it, now’s the time to catch up!

Read all about blockchain and the future of cybersecurity.

Manifold: A Preprocessor for Java

We also had a guest post from Scott McKinney, who explains how to build multiple targets from a single Java codebase using the new preprocessor from the Manifold project.

Read the Manifold article here.

Impostor syndrome: How to accept your achievements

Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve your job? Do you ever feel like your achievements were just plain luck? Are you secretly afraid that your coworkers will realize you’re a fraud and actually have no idea what you’re doing? This week we learned that 58% of developers suffer from impostor syndrome. What is it and how should you deal with it?

Read more about impostor syndrome in software development here.

VS Code 1.37 updates with new product icons. Yea or nay?

What’s new in VS Code? Version 1.37 is here and with it comes some new features and a number of updates. This time around the update includes a refreshed icon update, a few language improvements for TypeScript, improved error reporting, and more. See what’s shiny and new in Visual Studio Code this month.

Read the full VS Code 1.37 update notes here.

 

    In a cloud native world enamored with microservices and serverless, meet Quarkus – Java’s brilliant response to technologies like Node.js, Python and Go that had proven quicker, smaller and arguably more nimble. Download your free beginner's tutorial written by JAX London speaker Alex Soto.

 

But that’s not all

Last week was so full of interesting news and great content, here’s a few more highlights for you:

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