These are the NewsBits from Compose for the week ending 21st July:
- Redis reaches the 4.0 milestone
- RethinkDB has its first community-driven release
- ArrangoDB gets some ROCKS in it's SOCKS
- Python becomes the most popular programming language according to IEEE
- Rust 1.19 materializes
- Kensho gives us a new GraphQL compiler
- Mozilla releases SphinxJS
- Apache bans Facebook open source projects
- Vivek Panyam explains Deep Learning and it's glorious
- The Iron Yard shuts its doors
Now, read on...
Redis - Redis 4.0 has been released and includes a plethora of new features. A new replication engine, PSYNC2, improves REDIS cluster management. REDIS now also has a new mechanism called "REDIS MODULES" that allow developers to build applications based on the REDIS codebase and to extend REDIS with new functionality.
RethinkDB - RethinkDB released version 2.3.6, its first release since the company behind the database shut down and transitioned the database to community governance back in October 2016. This release consists of mostly long-awaited bugfixes and does not require migration if upgrading from earlier 2.3.x versions.
ArrangoDB - ArrangoDB, the multi-model NoSQL database that can store data in Graph, JSON, or Key/Value stores, has released version 3.2. This new version adds support for Facebook RocksDB, distributed graph processing with Pregel, and Read-only users.
Python - The IEEE released their list of the top programming languages of 2017. Python leapfrogged over C to become the number one most popular language in the world across 12 metrics.
And ... Python got a new release with Python 3.6.2. It includes many security updates for both the core module and libraries.
Rust - Rust 1.19 was released with a large number of improvements in both stability and features. Starting with Windows users, Rust now ships with support for the Visual Studio 2017 toolchain in Windows. It also now allows
breakstatements within loops as well as new library functions for writing errors.
GraphQL - Kensho releases their GraphQL compiler, which compiles GraphQL queries into a single optimized graph query.
The Apache Software Foundation legal team has issued a statement that Facebook's modified BSD license is not compatible with any of the Apache licenses, and is not usable in Apache licensed products. This effectively bans any Facebook open source library, including React, from use in any Apache licensed project.
Deep Learning - Vivek Panyam, Deep Learning Engineer at Uber, Facebook, and Google, explains deep learning to his younger brother and we are all the better for it.
- The Iron Yard, an Online Coding Bootcamp, has decided to cease operations after their final summer cohort. This is the second coding bootcamp to announce their final cohort this summer after Dev Bootcamp (owned by the Kaplan group) announced last week they would be closing their doors for good as well.