MID-OCTOBER 2020 RECAP:
MAJOR STORIES YOU SHOULD KNOW:
1. GOOGLE VS. ORACLE:
The U.S. Supreme Court finally heard oral arguments in the Google vs. Oracle copyright case today after the court postponed the original March 24, 2020 date because of the pandemic. Oracle, which owns Java, argues Google owes them at least $8.8b for using Oracle Corp.'s software in its Android mobile operating system without a license. A decision is expected to be made about the case by the end of June.
The hearing highlights, according to CNBC:
- CNBC says the liberal Justice Stephen Breyer appeared to lean toward Google.
- However, the publication reports a number of other justices like Chief Justice John Roberts showed more sympathy towards Oracle's claims, but appeared hesitant to rule in the company's favor because of counter-arguments that it would upset the industry.
To reduce spam, the Hacktoberfest team at DigitalOcean is now making Hacktoberfest opt-in only for projects, which maintainers can do by adding the "hacktoberfest" topic to a repository. The Hacktoberfest team says all valid pull requests before this update will be honored. However, any pull requests as of Oct. 3, 2020, at 12:00:00 UTC will only count toward earning prizes if they are labeled as ‘hacktoberfest-accepted’ by a maintainer, or submitted in a repo with the ‘hacktoberfest’ topic. The deadline for completions, merging, labeling, and approving is Nov. 1.
- GitHub launched a new feature making it possible to limit people's interactions with your GitHub project for a select amount of time. To enable the setting, head to project settings › moderation settings › interaction limits. GitHub also announced the default branch for new repos is now officially "main."
- GitHub launched...
Google Chrome 86 is now generally available. Notable changes include:
- The File System Access API is now available in stable and updated so that it's easier to grant web apps access to a given file/folder for reads and writes.
- A new CSS....
- JetBrains launched the Early Access Program for Code With Me, a tool for remote collaborative development and pair programming available in IntelliJ IDEA and other IntelliJ-based IDEs.
- The second alpha version of Bootstrap 5 is now available. Some Bootstrap v5.0.0-alpha2 highlights...
- The first version of...
Python 3.9 is now available. Some highlights...
- DigitalOcean launched App Platform, a new fully managed platform that automates infrastructure management to make it faster and easier to build, deploy, and scale apps and static sites by pointing to your GitHub repository...