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Inside Dev (Apr 11th, 2019)

CORRECTION: In yesterday's issue, I mistakenly wrote that "The Python Software Foundation has accepted PEP 570, titled the Positional-Only Parameters proposal." It should have read "The Steering Council​​​​​​​ has accepted PEP 570, titled the Positional-Only Parameters proposal." I apologize for the error, and thank reader Filip Lajszczak for kindly pointing it out!

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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. jQuery 3.4.0 is now available. According to the jQuery team, this will be the last minor release in the 3.x branch. This latest version comes with nomodule and nonce support. It fixes an issue causing browsers to calculate layout more times than needed, and thus improves performance in .height and .width in all browsers except for Internet Explorer. iQuery 3.4.0 also deprecates Sizzle, the selector engine, as well as the following positional selectors:  :first, :last, :eq, :even, :odd, :lt, :gt, and :nth. For more details about new changes, click here. -JQUERY

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2. Google Cloud has released Cloud Code. It is a service that provides a new set of plug-ins for IntelliJ and VS Code bringing "automation and assistance to every phase of the software development lifecycle." Cloud Code is designed to make it both easier and faster to develop applications on the cloud. This first release specifically aims to make it simpler to developer cloud-native Kubernetes applications. - GOOGLE CLOUD

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3. Java IDE Apache NetBeans v11.0 is now available to download. This latest version includes support for JDK 12, Java EE, Gradle, and more. It also comes with new features, such as the Maven first "New Project" wizard and HiDPI vector icons for window systems. Download the latest release here. - JAX ENTER

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4. Researchers have discovered a bug in the early implementations of the Wi-Fi Protected Access III (WPA3) protocol. The flaw could allow attackers to hack Wi-Fi network passwords and steal sensitive information by exploiting timing or cache-based side-channel leaks. The researchers have since released four tools on GitHub that can be used to test the vulnerabilities, which you can find links to here, while the WiFi Alliance says it is working on a software patch. - THE HACKER NEWS

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5. Google announced Gmail would start following the new SMTP MTA Strict Transport Security (MTA-STS) RFC 8461 and SMTP TLS Reporting RFC 8460 internet standards. MTA-STS is expected to reduce man-in-the-middle attacks, situations in which attackers can interfere with communication between two servers and make changes. The MTA-STS standard also means that external mail servers will be asked to verify the SMTP connection is authenticated with a valid public certificate and encrypted with TLS 1.2 or higher. - GOOGLE SECURITY BLOG

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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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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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