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Weekly round-up: 5 alternatives to JavaScript, Apache NetBeans 11.1, Docker Enterprise 3.0 GA & 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 learned about 5 alternatives to JavaScript, saw the arrival of Apache NetBeans 11.1, celebrated sysadmins, and lots more. Let’s have a look.

5 alternatives to JavaScript for front-end development

JavaScript isn’t for everyone, but what are the alternatives? In this article, Future Hosting’s Matthew Davis looked at 5 of them and weighed the pros and the cons.

Check out the full article here.

Apache NetBeans 11.1 was released with new Java EE 8 enhancements

What’s new in Apache NetBeans? The first release of the new quarterly release cycle is here: announcing Apache NetBeans version 11.1. See what’s been added in this new update, including all the new Java EE enhancements, Java EE 8 support for Maven-based and Gradle-based web apps, and several changes made to the platform.

See the full Apache NetBeans 11.1 update here.

Docker Enterprise 3.0 entered general availability

Following a public beta in which more than 2,000 people participated, Docker Enterprise 3.0 has now entered general availability. It brings with it the ability to automate the deployment of containers and Kubernetes, and a new application format, Docker Application.

Read the full Docker Enterprise 3.0 update here.

Julia takes a page from Go, adds composable multi-threading feature

The Julia programming language introduced composable multi-threaded parallelism. We took a look under the hood to see where this language is headed, and what it includes. It may not be the most popular language, but attendees of JuliaCon in Baltimore showed off its specific uses and creations made with the language.

Read the full Julia update here.

Update: Project Lanai approved – macOS graphics rendering pipeline gets green light

Oracle and JetBrains engineers proposed to collaborate on a macOS-based graphics rendering pipeline to replace the current one, which is based on the now-deprecated OpenGL. The voting is over and the proposal is officially approved.

Find out more information about newly approved Project Lanai here.

SysAdmin Appreciation Day: “This is broken. Can you fix it?”

Being a sysadmin can be a thankless task. In honor of System Administrator Appreciation Day, we spoke to CEO of SysAid Sarah Lahav about the relationship between IT and the rest of the company, the problems sysadmins sometimes face, and the outlook for the future.

Read the full interview here.

 

 

 

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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