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Inside Dev (Apr 10th, 2019)

Hey readers, have you heard of a new web development buzzword? Let me know, and I might feature you in May's Jargon Watch! Just email me at dev@Inside.com!

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1. Cloud computing company Netlify has released the beta version of Netlify Dev. This new release allows developers to run Netlify from their laptop as opposed to a server, thus making deployments much simpler and faster. "The new local test and share capabilities of Netlify Dev provide a single, simplified workflow that brings everything together—from the earliest code to production global deployment," said Mathias Biilmann, CEO of Netlify. - BUSINESS WIRE via AP

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2. Digital Ocean has purchased application deployment and developer workflow automation platform, Nanobox. The two will be working together to create a new set of product offerings, although specific information about them have yet to be revealed. Users can sign up for updates to keep abreast of new developments. - DIGITAL OCEAN BLOG

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3. React-Redux 7.0.1 is out. Although it features very little changes from version 7, the React requirement is now 16.8.4 or higher. This is because connect is now implemented using Hooks internally. Click here to learn more about new changes. - GITHUB

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4. Static site generator Hugo 0.55.0 is now available. According to the Hugo team, this is the fastest version it has ever released, demonstrating a 10% decrease in both build time and memory consumption. The release comes with a variety of new features as well, such as shortcodes improvements, virtualized Output Formats, a new return keyword for Partials, and more, which you can read about here. - GO HUGO

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5. PEP 570, titled the Positional-Only Parameters proposal, has been accepted. This creates a separator, /, for specifying positional-only parameters -- or parameters without an externally-usable name -- in Python function definitions. For further details, click here. - TWITTER

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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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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.

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