Welcome to NewsBits where you'll find the database, cloud, and developer news from around the net for the week ending November 24th:
- A fresh Rust brings easier error handling.
- Java for the enterprise at Eclipse.
- Bcache problems for latest Linux fixed.
- Atom remote code execution problems.
- Get archeological and run First edition UNIX.
- And finally, real life dinos.
And now, those NewsBits in full:
It's a remarkably quiet week for the database world this week so there's no with Thanksgiving and the long weekend. But we do have some developer and history bits for you.
Rust: The latest version of Rust has landed. Rust 1.22 (and 1.22.1 - it's a short story involving a bug in Cargo and macOS High Sierra) is now available and it's bug feature is expanding the use of the
? operator for error handling.
? sends errors up the call tree and now it works with 'Options
rather than justResults`.
Java: The next generation of enterprise Java, EE4J (Eclipse Enterprise for Java) has unveiled 9 proposed projects to become part of the project. A scalable server framework, open message queues, a Java Server Faces implementation, a Message-Oriented-Middleware layer, two APIs for WebSockets, JAX-RS and the Jersey framework and a JSON processing package. Meanwhile, the project is wrestling with that classic issue 1 - coming up with a name.
Linux bcache: If you've just installed the latest Linux kernel, 4.14, then you'll want to be upgrading to the new 4.14.2. A bug in the bcache (Block layer cache) was spotted knocking out entire file systems and 4.14.2 has a patch for that.
UNIX: Want to remember what the good old days were like? We recently saw how you could read a typeset version of the 3rd Edition UNIX manual, regenerated with modern tools - find older UNIX manuals on GitHub. Now, go even further back and run First Edition UNIX on a PDP Simulator running in Docker. The instructions are here (spoiler:
docker run --rm -it bahamat/unix-1st-ed) and it lets you get up and running without having to figure out how to run the PDP 11 simulator.
The Chrome Browser has a dinosaur game you can play when you are offline. You can play online (go to
about:dino and press space) but imagine if you could play it in real life. That's what Uri Shaked dreamt and he made a real-life version of the T-Rex game.
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