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Inside Dev (Apr 16th, 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. An ex-Mozilla executive has accused Google of deliberately undermining Firefox, going so far as to create code that would harm Firefox user experience. Johnathan Nightingale, a Mozilla's former General Manager and Vice President of the Firefox group, accused Google of introducing bugs on its sites, like Gmail and Google Docs, that would only show up for Firefox users. When confronted, Google said these were just accidents. "I'm all for 'don't attribute to malice what can be explained by incompetence, but I don't believe Google is that incompetent," said Nightingale. - ZDNET

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2. The Apache Software Foundation has released security patches addressing serious vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat. These patch a Remote Code Execution flaw in the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Servlet. Left unaddressed, this could allow a remote attacker to take over a server and infect it with malicious code. Users are urged to upgrade to Tomcat version 9.0.19, version 8.5.40, or version 7.0.93 immediately. - CISA

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3. Ripgrep 11 is now available. In this newest release, Rust versions older than 1.34.0 are no longer supported. Other new features include an improved user experience for binary file filtering, the addition of -- or improved -- file type filtering for Java, Postscript, Apache Thrift, ASP, and more. - GITHUB

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4. Storybook, a React, Vue, and Angular open source tool for developing UI components in isolation, announced it is overhauling its documentation features. According to the team, its new Storybook Docs will make it easy to turnkey states of components captured by the story construct into living documentation. It will come with reusable documentation components, design systems that can scale UI library adoption, MDX support, and more. - STORYBOOK/MEDIUM

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5. Oracle has released a Critical Patch Update for Oracle Java SE. This latest update comes with five security fixes for Java SE, which -- if left unaddressed -- could have been exploited over a network without requiring authentication. These vulnerabilities affected the following versions: Oracle Java SE, versions 7u211, 8u202, 11.0.2, and 12. - ORACLE

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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 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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