Version 6 of Angular Now Available

Angular 6.0.0 is now available. According to the team, this is a major release focused less on the underlying framework, and more on the toolchain and on making it easier to move quickly with Angular in the future.

As a part of the release, synchronizing the major versions going forward for the framework packages (@angular/core@angular/common@angular/compiler, etc), the Angular CLI, and Angular Material + CDK. All are releasing as 6.0.0 today. “We made this change to clarify cross compatibility. The minor and patch releases for these three projects will be issued based on the project’s needs,” Stephen Fluin, developer advocate for Angular, wrote in a post.

See the full list of changes in changelogs: frameworkmaterial+cdkcli.



NodeSource Announces N|Solid 3.1

NodeSource, the Node.js® company, announced the availability of N|Solid 3.1, a superior Node.js platform developed to help users build, manage, secure and analyze mission-critical Node.js applications.

N|Solid 3.1 features a powerful new debugging tool to help identify memory leaks, improved customization opportunities, and the ability to accommodate a larger variety of customer networks and configurations.

N|Solid 3.1 introduces a feature that allows teams to more quickly identify memory leaks: cross-process snapshot diffs. In addition, new visualization features help ascertain processes with similar performance metrics and behavior. And, for users who manage their application data with InfluxDB, N|Solid 3.1 offers support for customer-managed InfluxDB clusters. This expanded functionality and greater flexibility empower teams to deliver peak performance and optimize infrastructure usage.

“Being the leader in the Node.js community gives us unique insights into challenges that users face, especially those with large-scale deployments,” said NodeSource Founder and CEO Joe McCann. “Memory leaks are a major challenge because they can cause runaway infrastructure costs and lead to application outages. Other critical challenges are debugging and data visualization, which affect security and performance. N|Solid 3.1 overcomes all of them.”

Some of the key enhancements in N|Solid 3.1 include:

  • Cross-process snapshot diffing: N|Solid 3.1 is the only enterprise-grade product to provide this functionality. Until now it was only available in Chrome Dev Tools and some limited Node.js packages.
  • Scatterplot manipulation: These axes can be set to log/exponential scales, which helps disambiguate processes that are too closely clustered together (i.e., have similar metric profiles). This gives users more control over the way their data is presented.
  • Customer-managed InfluxDB cluster support: This feature allows for higher availability of the N|Solid metrics data and outside access of the metrics data directly from InfluxDB.

“Many of these N|Solid enhancements support ever-larger and mission-critical deployments of Node.js at enterprise organizations,” continued McCann. “Version 3.1 empowers teams to deliver value faster thanks to features that streamline Node.js development and help decrease time to issue resolution.”

About NodeSource

NodeSource is a technology company dedicated to delivering enterprise-grade solutions in support of a sustainable ecosystem for the open source Node.js project. We aim to drive and expand the Node.js ecosystem by providing best-of-breed solutions that specifically target the needs of businesses deploying Node.js and JavaScript at scale. Customers include PayPal, Condé Nast, Delta Airlines, Mastercard and other progressive Node.js adopters.

For more information, visit and follow @NodeSource on Twitter.


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Android Studio 3.1 released

Google has released the final stable version for Android Studio 3.1, and is available for download. The focus areas for this release are around product quality and app development productivity. In addition to many underlying quality changes, Google has added several new features into Android Studio 3.1 that developers should integrate into their development flow.

New to Android Studio 3.1 is a C++ performance profiler to help troubleshoot performance bottlenecks in your app code. For developers with a Room or SQLite database in their app, Google has added better code editor support to aid in your SQL table and query creation statements. Google has also added better lint support for the Kotlin code, and accelerated testing with an updated Android Emulator with Quick Boot.

Android Studio 3.1 includes these new major features:


  • Kotlin Lint Checks
  • Database Code Editing
  • IntelliJ Platform Update


  • D8 Dex Compiler
  • New Build Output Window

Test & Debug

  • Quick Boot for Android Emulator
  • API 27 with Google Play Emulator System Images
  • Window frameless mode for Android Emulator


  • C++ Profiler
  • Network Profiler – Thread Support
  • Network Profiler – Request Support

Check out the release notes for more details.

Getting Started


If you are using a previous version of Android Studio, you can upgrade to Android Studio 3.1 today or you can download the update from the official Android Studio download page.

Java 10 is officially released

Oracle today announced the general availability of Java SE 10 (JDK 10). JDK 10 is a production-ready implementation of the Java SE 10 Platform Specification, as specified by JSR 383 in the Java Community Process. The first release in Oracle’s new six-month Java innovation cycle, Java SE 10 provides a number of new features, including local variable types, parallel full GC for G1, and experimental features such as the Java-Based JIT Compiler.

Java SE 10 was created in close collaboration with the OpenJDK Community, a diverse set of contributors whom have collaborated for more than ten years on an open-source implementation of the Java SE platform. Key features in the new release include:

  • Local-variable type inference: enhances the Java language to extend type inference to declarations of local variables with initializers.
  • Parallel Full GC for G1: improves G1 worst-case latencies by making the full GC parallel.
  • Application Class-Data Sharing: optimizes startup time and footprint by extending the existing Class-Data Sharing (“CDS”) feature to allow application classes to be placed in the shared archive.
  • Experimental Java-Based JIT Compiler: enables the Java-based JIT compiler, Graal, to be used as an experimental JIT compiler on the Linux/x64 platform

“Oracle is committed to rapidly evolving and delivering new innovations in the Java platform – this being the first in our newly adopted release cycle and licensing model,” said Georges Saab, Vice President, Software Development, Java Platform Group at Oracle. “We’re especially proud of the simplicity of this release, which introduces useful new features, removes unnecessary elements, and is easy for developers to use.”

To learn more about the JDK 10 release, please visit the Java PM blog. For the full list of features introduced in JDK 10, please visit this page.

Java is the world’s most popular programming language, with over 12 million developers running Java. Java is also the #1 developer choice for cloud, with over 21 billion cloud-connected Java virtual machines.

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Google announces new security enhancements for Google Cloud

Google announced new security enhancements to the Google Cloud. Some key announcements included the new Cloud Security Command Center, Cloud Armor and the Cloud Data Loss Prevention API.

“When it comes to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), our goal is to continuously improve on the strong foundation that we’ve built over the years, and help you build out a secure, scalable environment,” Jennifer Lin, director of product management for GCP security and private, wrote in a blog post.

Google Cloud is the first cloud provider to offer virtual security perimeters for API-based services with simplicity, speed and flexibility that far exceed what most organizations can achieve in a physical, on-premises environment.

The combination of Google Cloud Audit Logs and Access Transparency logs gives you a more comprehensive view into administrative activity in your GCP environment.

“Our goal is to make the DLP API an extensible part of your security arsenal. Since it was first announced, we’ve added several new detectors, including one to identify service account credentials, as well as the ability to build your own detectors based on custom dictionaries, patterns and context rules, ” Jennifer Lin wrote.

Author: Kiran Kumar

LG releases webOS Open Source Edition

LG has published an open source version of its Linux-based webOS platform.

The operating system is currently used in LG’s smart TVs and connected devices, including tablets, set-top boxes and refrigerators.

“webOS OSE is a powerful and versatile software platform, reflecting the innovative features applied to various electronic products ranging from display products to mobile devices and home appliances.

Web developers can easily build apps and services for webOS OSE. With the initial release, you can port webOS OSE to Raspberry Pi 3 for use in your own projects. It will be extended in the coming future to be used for other kinds of devices with various form factors,”the company wrote.

Author: Kiran Kumar

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