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Weekly round-up: Angular v7.1, IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3, Ktor 1.0 & 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, we had a new IntelliJ IDEA release, the beginning of a new chapter with the release of Angular v7.1, and many more!

IntelliJ IDEA 2018 progress report

It’s here! IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 is available for download.

We’ve been keeping track of all the exciting features that are now ready for developers to use (see our posts below for more information). 2018.3 is chock full of new capabilities and features, including support for the upcoming Java 12, GitHub pull requests, multiline TODO comments, and more!

Follow our thread here.

Angular v7.1 is here

Angular v7 arrived last month but, as you well know, things move at the speed of light around here. This can only mean one thing: it’s time for a new thread.

We’re officially leaving Angular v7 behind and starting a new journey. Angular v8 will be released in March/April 2019 but now that Angular v7.1 is here, there’s no looking back. If you’d like to check out the old release thread, you’ll find it here.

Service mesh orchestration platform SuperGloo makes working with service meshes a breeze

If service meshes are something you’d like to explore but you find the experience too challenging, SuperGloo is here to make things easier for you. The goal of this open-source project is to manage and orchestrate service meshes at scale; in short, it promises to simplify the installation, management, and operation of your service mesh.

Check out our overview here to find out more on this tool.

First milestone reached – Ktor 1.0 is here

We first learned about Ktor 1.0 beta with the release of Kotlin 1.3 but now it’s time to see the results of the team’s hard work! Ktor 1.0 is here.

In case you haven’t heard the news, “Ktor is a Kotlin framework for building asynchronous servers and clients in connected systems. It is being created by the Kotlin team, and as such, it takes full advantage of the language in order to provide a great developer experience and excellent runtime performance.”

Have a look at what Ktor 1.0 brings here.

Take your hats off and greet sr.ht

If you feel like the git version control platforms out there are great but don’t quite have what you are looking for, we are here to provide you with the newest alternative.

sr.ht (pronounced as sir hat) is an open source software suite for managing your software development projects. But why is it any different from the existing platform options like GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket? Have a look at our overview here and decide for yourself!

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 11!

Class is in session with the birth an evolution of a concept that changed the developer community – Social coding!