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Inside Dev (Apr 8th, 2019)

Hi readers! I need your help. Every other week, I try to highlight cool web apps I've stumbled upon, or that readers find amazing for whatever reason. in the Project Spotlight feature. I particularly, however, love to feature awesome projects our readers have worked on, or are working on, so please send them to me with your relevant details (ie social media handles, GitHub profiles, information about what tools/languages you used, advice, challenges you may have faced, etc..whatever you'd like!) to dev@inside.com! You can also just send me other people's apps you thought were great, and if I like it, I'll make sure to credit you as well!

- Sheena

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1. Google Chrome 75 will introduce the native image lazy-loading featureThis means that below-the-fold images, or content the user cannot see, and iframes will not load until a user scrolls near them. The lazy-loading attribute is designed to reduce memory and data usage while speeding up the loading times of actual content visible to users. - ADDY OSMANI/TWITTER

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2. The first two Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge Insider Channels, Canary and Dev, have launched. These two channels will host new Edge builds as they become available. The Canary channel will be updated daily, while the Dev channel will be updated weekly, featuring the "best" of the Canary channel. According to Microsoft, those who want to use "the latest development version of Microsoft Edge as a daily driver" should therefore use Dev. The tech giant also says it plans to  introduce a Beta and Stable channel as well, but at a later point. You can try out the Dev and Canary channel previews here. - MICROSOFT EDGE DEV/TWITTER

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3. React is predicted to overtake AngularJS in popularity this year, the 2019 HackerRank Developer Skills Report reveals. The report surveyed over 70,000 developers about languages, bugs, employer turnoffs, and more. It found that although AngularJS was the most popular language in 2018, React is the number one framework developers want to learn in 2019 while employers desired both equally. In addition, Javascript was the most popular language of 2018, while deploying untested or broken code was the most common bug developers faced in production. Click here to read the full report. - FRONTNET

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4. Visual Studio Enterprise 2019 now comes with the Time Travel Debugging (TTD) preview. The new feature integrates with Visual Studio's Snapshot Debugger offering, allowing developers to record and replay each line of code in a web app running on an Azure Virtual Machine both backward and forwards. This makes it easier to isolate and identify bugs in production environments and understand the conditions that produced them. - MICROSOFT

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5. Google has released a beta version of its Cloud Healthcare API. This API offers customers "a managed solution" for securely storing and accessing healthcare data in Google Cloud Platform. "Using the API, customers can unlock significant new capabilities for data analysis, machine learning, and application development," writes Google Cloud's team. Click here for the Cloud Healthcare API pricing details, and here to view its documentation. - GOOGLE CLOUD

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6. Gitpod, a “one-click online IDE for GitHub,” has officially launched. It offers an online service that provides a ready-to-code developer environment for GitHub projects. Developers can easily launch the online IDE in their browser by clicking a Gitpod button within a GitHub project. To see the button, download this extension or prefix any GitHub URL with “gitpod.io/#.” - JAXENTER

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Written and curated by Inside Dev and Inside Deals Editor Sheena Vasani, a freelance journalist based in California. Proficient in Javascript and Ruby. Got my start at Dev Bootcamp and Thinkful.

Editing team: Kim Lyons (Pittsburgh-based journalist and managing editor at Inside); Susmita Baral (senior editor at Inside, who runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram); and David Stegon (senior editor at Inside, whose reporting experience includes cryptocurrency and technology).

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