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Inside Dev (Apr 18th, 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. Ubuntu's latest release is now available. Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) uses the most recent stable version of the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment, improving display and performance. Meanwhile, Linux 5.0 is also now installed by default.​​​​ This is not a Long-Term Support release, which means it will only come with nine months of support. For more details about changes, click here. - FOSSBYTES

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2. PHP's external team has opened up voting on the Arrow Functions 2.0, "short closures" RFC proposal. This RFC aims to make it easier to read and understand simple closures by introducing more concise and simpler syntax in PHP 7.4. Voting will end on May 1, 2019. At press time, already 29 have voted in favor while four have voted against the move. The RFC needs a 2/3 majority vote to pass. - PHP / EXTERNALS

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3. Crystal 0.28 has been released. This is a major release that comes with new language features. While declaring an Enum, for example, one must now use a semicolon to declare more than one member per line instead of spaces or commas. Meanwhile, Ranges can now be begin-less and end-less ranges, while this latest release comes with the new ArrayLiteral#sort_by feature. Crystal 0.28 also comes with changes for the multi-threading and windows features, and a number of other updates, which you can check out in these release notes. - CRYSTAL-LANG

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4. The latest version of rich text editor CKEditor 5 is now out. CKEditor 5 v12.1.0 comes with updates like the autocomplete-like Mention feature, as well as a font, background color, and remove formatting feature. The new release also comes with bug fixes for the CKEditor 5 WYSIWYG component for React, and introduced a new guide called “Development tools.” - CKEDITOR ECOSYSTEM BLOG

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5. Mozilla has launched Mozilla WebThings. Formerly known as "Project Things" in its experimental stages, WebThings is a platform for controlling and keeping track of devices over the web. The platform includes WebThings Framework, which offers re-usable software components users can use to build heir own web things that also can be monitored and control over the web. - MOZILLA

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6. In this fancy JavaScript framework-dominated world, it's hard to remember HTML, CSS, and a much simpler JavaScript once reigned the World Wide Web. If you ever find yourself nostalgic for those days, take a stroll down memory lane at the Web Design Museum. The site acts as an online museum of sorts, displaying the designs of popular websites from 1991-2006. Some of these are so basic that you can't help but laugh. Can you believe this is what Pizza Hut's website looked like in 1997!?

For more designs, click here.

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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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