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Inside Dev (Apr 19th, 2019)

1. Ruby 3.0 will include types, an announcement from the RubyKaigi conference reveals. Stripe's Dmitry Petrashko says Stripe is collaborating with Ruby's core team to incorporate the new feature. It will be optional, however, "to make sure that types are not disruptive to Ruby," says Petrashko. Although it's not certain yet, Ruby 3.0 is expected to be released sometime in 2020. - TWITTER/DMITRY PETRASHKO

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2. .NET Framework 4.8 is now available. This latest version comes with runtime improvements, featuring a JIT based on .NET Core 2.1 The release also comes with an updated tool set. For more details about changes, click here. - DEVBLOGS/MICROSOFT

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3. PHP framework Zend Framework is rebranding itself as the Laminas project. The framework will now be a Linux Foundation-hosted open source project, and the re-name reflects that transition. The team says it is currently working on tools that will help users update namespaces and vendor packages with the new name, which you can find out more about here. - GEEKYBOY

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4. Angular 8's third beta is now available. Angular 8.0.0-beta.13 comes just a few days after Beta 2 arrived, and fixes three bugs from that update. One of these includes a fix preventing TypeScript developers from being able to successfully use TypeScript 3.4's incremental build functionality. - JAX ENTER

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Follow Friday:

Front-end developers who use React may want to check out react-mailcheck. React-mailcheck is a mailcheck library React Component that helps reduce email bounce rates by essentially correcting typos. It basically uggests domains based on common typos in emails forms; for example, if a user types in "MyCatIsBae@gml.com," it will suggest the user signs up for Tinder  "MyCatIsBae@gmail.com." You can check out this post to learn how to get set up and started. 

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5. GitHub has introduced Custom Open Graph Images. This new feature is designed to help GitHub users better promote and share their projects with an image and is available to every repository. To use it, developers need to set a custom og:image value in the settings page of their repo. - GITHUB

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What You May Have Missed: Web Browsers

Hi readers! This edition of "What You May Have Missed," a feature in which I briefly highlight the most significant recent developments in a language, tool or other technology, will focus on web browsers! Email me your suggestions for next week's edition and beyond to dev@inside.com! 

  • The Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge released its first preview builds. These are available on the Edge's constantly updated Insider Channels, Canary and Dev. - MICROSOFT EDGE DEV/TWITTER
  • Google Chrome 75 will include the native image lazy-loading feature. With it, below-the-fold images and iFrames will not load until a user scrolls near them, thus reducing memory and data usage while speeding up actual content loading times. - ADDY OSMANI/TWITTER
  • Firefox 66 is now available and blocks autoplaying sounds by default. - MOZILLA

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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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