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Inside Dev (Apr 9th, 2019)

READERS: SEND ME YOUR PROJECTS!

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. The results of the 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey are now available. The platform surveyed over 90,000 developers on a wide range of topics, including developer salaries, favorite technologies, work habits, and more. As usual, JavaScript ranked in at number one on the most popular programming, scripting, and markup language list, followed by HTML, CSS, SQL, Python, and Java. Surprisingly, however, Ruby and Go ranked in among the top five languages producing the highest salaries worldwide, while JavaScript and Python lagged behind. Check out the full report here. - STACK OVERFLOW

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2. The United States government has launched the U.S. Web Design System 2.0 [USWDS 2.0]. USWDS is a library used by over 200 federal websites to build fast, accessible, mobile-friendly government websites. This update comes with new features that make it easier to start using the library without redesigning one's site, comes with an accessible color system, and introduces Public Sans -- an open source, free license typeface. It also boasts design tokens that act as "a common language between designers and developers", features USWDS utilities, a 12-column layout grid, and much more, which you can read about here. - UNITED STATES WEB DESIGN SYSTEM | GITHUB

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3. Mozilla launched a new feature blocking fingerprinters and cryptominers in Firefox Nightly 68 and Beta 67. Fingerprinting scripts in code make it possible for users to be tracked across the web, while cryptominer web scripts slow down computers and increase user's electricity bills. Now, however, users have the option to block these fingerprinting and cryptomining scripts, which they can enable under the "Content Blocking" feature by following the steps mentioned in this post. - MOZILLA

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4. PHP framework Laravel has released version two of the Laravel event projector package, which "aims to be the entry point for event sourcing in Laravel." This latest release adds support for aggregates, and streamlines the projectors and reactors from the previous version. Laravel explains what exactly projectors and aggregates are in this post, before including an example of how to create an aggregate Laravel-event-projector.

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5. Go versions 1.12.3 and 1.11.8 are now available. These are minor releases fixing a bug affecting prebuilt binary releases on older versions of Linux/GNU, which you can read more about here. Only Linux users need to upgrade. - GOOGLE GROUPS

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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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