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Inside Dev (Aug 22nd, 2019)

1. GitHub announced it now supports Web Authentication (WebAuthn) for security keys. Developers can now use physical security keys on GitHub with most major browsers. In addition, you even use your laptop or phone as a security key without carrying a separate one if you're using Microsoft Edge on Windows, Chrome on macOS, and Chrome on Android. - GITHUB

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2. Julia 1.2 is now available. While this version includes new features such as argument splatting and support for Unicode 12.0, it does not contain any breaking changes. Click here for a full list of changes. - SDTIMES

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3. Throwback Thursday: One Year Since Julia 1.0 

This month represents two milestones for the Julia language. In addition to releasing Julia 1.2, this month also marks the one year anniversary of Julia 1.0. After nearly ten years of working on it, the Julia programming language introduced Julia 1.0 to the world on Aug. 8, 2018. Julia publicly announced its release after celebrating the launch at JuliaCon 2018. Since then, the team has also launched Julia 1.1.1, which came with updates like the new "exception stack" language feature and Julia 1.2, whose highlights you can learn more about in today's second story.

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4. GitHub suffered a widespread major outage Aug. 22, with users reporting that their pull requests were not working. At one point, some users complained they were unable to access the entire site. While the platform says it resolved the issue at 8AM EST, it has not yet divulged what caused the problem. - BLEEPING COMPUTER

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5. A major UK cybersecurity agency is warning developers to upgrade from Python 2 or they could face the same security issues as Equifax and WannaCry. The National Cyber Security Centre, whose parent company is the UK's Government Communications Headquarters, warned code breakage and vulnerabilities may result if developers do not update to the 3.x branch by the end of this year. "The WannaCry ransomware provides a classic example of what can happen if you run unsupported software," it said. If it's not possible to migrate, the center advises organizations pay a commercial company to support Python 2 for them. Python 2 will reach its end of life on Jan. 1 2020. - ZDNET

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6. Google has released the Cloud Run Button. It is essentially an image or link developers can add in the READMEs of their repositories that others can then click on to deploy your app to Google Cloud Platform using Cloud Run. According to Google, after being deployed, it is then hosted in your Google Cloud project, where Cloud Run will then only charge you when the application handles requests. Check out a demo here. - INSIDE CLOUD via THE REGISTER

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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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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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