Weekly developer news – November 10th 2017

So, welcome to the 7th edition of developer news!

So, here we go again:

1 : Google Chrome intervention breaking sites

This is a technical piece, but one that has been widely shared. The summary is that in order to improve performance, Google made a breaking change that affects how draggable UI events are processed. Needless to say, there are many upset developers, and no doubt many people completely unaware their sites have been broken.

Google suggest using ‘less aggressive’ browsers if this is something you care about.

For more detail, checkout the article here.

2: Be wary of Serverless lock-in

This second link is a cautionary article by The Register on serverless architecture. It’s an architectural style / type of PAAS offering that is become more popular, and promises simplified application development where we no longer have to worry about creating servers ourselves, and instead can host our functions in a PAAS that will handling request routing for us.

It’s a pattern I am certainly keeping an eye on, and can see some benefits, but without any kind of standardisation I agree that lock in should be a concern.

Checkout the article here.

3 : C almost had MIN and MAX

This third item is an interesting stack exchange discussion showing how the C language almost had native MIN and MAX operators, and how they were apparently lost and abandoned over time.

4 : Javalin – Java/Kotlin web framework 1.0 released

This is an announcement that the Kotlin web framework Javalin has now reached version 1.0 stable status. It’s great to see languages like Kotlin gaining adoption, and frameworks like this signify the importance of ongoing language development on top of our existing platforms.

If you develop on the JVM, is Kotlin something you have been looking at?

5 : RedHat moving OpenStack platform to containers

So, the final item is an article detailing how RedHat have started the process of moving their OpenStack platform to containers.

The popularity of containerisation seems to be never ending, and this is yet another big endorsement of this current technology trend.

Are containers something you are looking to implement, or already up and running with?

So, that’s it for this week. If you have any articles, announcements, tutorials, or anything else you think should be included next week, then just drop me an email.

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