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Inside Dev (Aug 20th, 2019)

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1. Microsoft has released the beta version of its Chromium Edge browser. This release comes with dark theme support, Microsoft's tracking-prevention features, Internet Explorer mode, Microsoft Search built-in to Bing, and will soon also provide support for collections. At the same time, Microsoft also announced a new security bounty program for Edge, which offers rewards up to $15,000. This is the third and final preview channel before the official launch of the browser. - TECH CRUNCH

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2. Cloudflare has filed to go public. The startup says it plans to trade under the ticker symbol “NET" and put the offering at $100 million, a figure that is likely to dramatically increase. In the S-1 filing, Cloudflare also revealed it lost $87 million in 2018, and mentioned the "negative publicity" it has received over the years. It, for example, referenced how it used to provide services to the 8chan online forum, which was linked to the recent El Paso shootings. - PACKT

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3. Julia v1.2.0 is now available. A minor release, this version contains no breaking changes, but does come with some language improvements. For example, this version now provides support for Unicode 12.0.0, while developers can now use argument splatting  in calls to the new pseudo-function in constructors. Check out the release notes for a full list of updates. - JULIA

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4. GitHub has expanded its token scanning feature to Dropbox, Discord, Atlassian, Proctorio, and Pulumi. The five companies join Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Mailgun, npm, Slack, Stripe, and Twilio in using the service, which scans for tokens that have been accidentally shared. At that point, according to GitHub, "the provider gets notified about a potential match within seconds of check-in, allowing them to revoke the token before it’s used maliciously." - SECURITY WEEK

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5. U.S. Department of Labor data reveals H-1B visas are most widely used for "Software Engineer" and "Software Developer" job titles. The data also reveals those using the visa program tend to get paid less than their counterparts. The average H-1B salary is $89,779 compared to the software engineer of $110,989 according to the Dice Salary Survey. - DICE


 

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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.

Editor: Bobby Cherry (senior editor at Inside, who’s always on social media).

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