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  • Blazor Makes Its Way into Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

    Officially announced at the "Focus on Blazor" .NET Conf, Blazor's Mobile Bindings are a new experimental project aimed to enable cross-platform mobile app development using Microsoft Blazor and .NET for iOS and Android. Similarly to React Native, Mobile Blazor Binding use native UI controls, thus enabling a native look and feel.

  • Falco is the First Runtime Security Project to be Accepted into CNCF Incubator

    Falco, a cloud-native runtime security project, was accepted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as an incubation-level hosted project. Falco provides intrusion and abnormality detection for platforms like Kubernetes, Mesosphere, and Cloud Foundry. With the move into the incubation stage, the Falco team has been focusing on making the tool easier to adopt and use.

  • ECMAScript's Top-Level Await Proposal Implemented in V8, Babel and Webpack

    The top-level await's ECMAScript proposal, which reached Stage 3 last year, is now implemented in the V8 JavaScript engine, and supported by Webpack and Babel. Top-level await enables dynamic dependency pathing, resource initialization, and dependency fallbacks at module import time. Top-level await results in a non-deterministic module execution order.

  • C# Futures: Simplified Parameter Null Validation

    At first glance, proposal #2145 seems like a logical extension to C# 8’s Nullable Reference Types feature. The basic idea is developers would no longer need to explicitly add argument null checks to methods that accept non-nullable parameters. However, this has become quite contentious.

  • Making Remote Mob Testing Work

    Remote mob testing can be done successfully, but requires suitable communication technology, a moderator who keeps everyone on board, and you need to frequently change the driver between local team members and remotes.

  • Git 2.25 Improves Support for Sparse Checkout

    Git maintainer Junio C Hamano announced the latest release of Git, version 2.25, including over 500 changes since 2.24. Most notably, Git 2.25 adds a new command to manage sparse checkouts, mostly useful with huge or monolithic repositories.

  • Stanford Researchers Publish AI Index 2019 Report

    The Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute published its AI Index 2019 Report. The 2019 report tracks three times the number of datasets as the previous year's report, and contains nearly 300 pages of data and graphs related to several aspects of AI, including research, technical performance, education, and societal considerations.

  • C# 9 Proposals: Module Initializers

    The module initializer proposal has been promoted to C# 9 candidacy. This would act like a static constructor in C#, but rather than applying to one class it applies to the entire assembly.

  • Amazon Releases AWS Outposts, Enabling Hybrid Data Center Architectures

    Amazon have announced general available of AWS Outposts, a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to "virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility". This solution allows customers to take advantage of AWS technology, but addresses local processing and low latency requirements.

  • 2020 State of Testing Survey: Call for Participation

    The 2020 State of Testing survey is now seeking participation, and aims to provide insights into how the testing profession develops and to recognize testing trends. Anyone completing the survey will receive a complimentary copy of the State of Testing 2020 report once it is published.

  • BLAKE3 Is an Extremely Fast, Parallel Cryptographic Hash

    BLAKE3 is the most recent evolution of the BLAKE cryptographic hash function. Created by Jack O'Connor, Jean-Philippe Aumasson, Samuel Neves, and Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn, BLAKE3 combines general purpose cryptographic tree hash bao with BLAKE2 to provide a big performance improvement over SHA-1, SHA-2, SHA-3, and BLAKE2.

  • The Status of HTTP/3

    HTTP/3 is the next protocol for network communication across the Web, which is meant to partially replace HTTP/1 and HTTP/2. One month before the next QUIC Working Group meeting, to be held in Zurich next February, it may be useful to recap what HTTP/3 promises and what its current client/server support looks like.

  • HyScale Open Sources App Deployment Tool for Kubernetes

    HyScale announced the open sourcing of their tool which aims to simplify the application development lifecycle on Kubernetes. HyScale uses a custom YAML format that employs existing Docker and Kubernetes APIs to build, deploy and expose an app as a service.

  • Babel 7.7 Released with Improved TypeScript Support, Top-Level Await and More

    The recently released Babel 7.7 now parses top-level await, Flow enum declarations (Flow proposal), and proposes recovery options from certain syntax errors. Babel 7.7 now supports TypeScript 3.7. Babel also introduces a new optional babel.config.json configuration files, and miscellaneous other features and bug fixes.

  • Improving Continuous Integration at Dropbox Using Bazel

    Benjamin Peterson recently shared how Dropbox leverages Bazel to improve their build and deploy experience. Using Bazel, Dropbox was able to scale their continuous integration and deployment pipelines to ensure quick feedback on commits. They achieved this by running only the affected tests within a grouping of commits and selectively pre-declaring which tests are gating to deployments.

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