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Inside Dev (Apr 15th, 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. The latest release of text editor Emacs is now available. Emacs 26.2 is compliant with the latest version of the Unicode Standard, while developers can now build its module outside of the Emacs tree source. For the full list of changes, click here. - GNU LIST

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2. Kotlin 1.3.30 has been released. This latest version comes with the JVM version of the Kotlin compiler, as well as one native system dependent version for macOS, Linux, and Windows. Other new features include IDE changes such as support for Multiline TODO comments, support for Android platform annotations, and more, which you can read here. - GITHUB

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3. The 2019 Front-End Tooling Survey is now available for developers to take. The survey covers about same questions as it did in 2018, but now also introduces queries about CSS-in-JS tools , as well as performance and accessibility features. To take the survey, click here. - FREE CODE CAMP

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4. Beta 12 of Angular v8 is now available. In this release, the builder can now use the latest architect API. Angular 8.0.0-beta.12 also gets rid of the any signature for TestBed.get(). - GITHUB/ANGULAR

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5. ActiveState released a report revealing the top ten use cases for the Python language implemented by its customers. Many of these industries use Python for machine learning; ranking in at number one, the insurance industry uses Python for creating business insights with machine learning. However, consulting services came in at number nine for bepsoke web development. Read the full report here. - JAXENTER

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6. Learn about an experimental feature introduced in Node.js core 11.8.0 which introduces integrity policies to ensure modules have not been compromised. - SNYK

7. According to this post, these three upcoming Java projects may alter the future of the programming language. - TECHREPUBLIC

8. This post argues great developers are not hired but raised. In the piece, the writer argues some of the best developers he has hired were relatively weak in technical skill and knowledge but ended up becoming his top workers because of the support they received. - THE PRINCIPAL DEVELOPER

9. Check out this introduction to Continuous Integration. - DEV.TO

10. Find how to build a speech synthesis editor with this tutorial. - SMASHING MAGAZINE

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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.

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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