Press Review Inno #5

Web Development

Node.js releases LTS of version 8.x

By Jacob Cook

The release schedule for Node.js provides for updates in long-term support (LTS) most every October, and this year will be no exception. Node.js offers developers a happy Halloween gift this year in transitioning its current version branch (8.x) to a stable LTS version. This means that features that have been at the cutting edge of development since early 2016 have finally been made available to users that require the stable and well-tested environment that an LTS version provides.
 

The new features in Node.js 8.x that have been eagerly awaited by developers include full support for async/await in Node.js core, updates to the V8 engine, an HTTP/2 implementation, a new version of NPM that allows for package version pinning with lockfiles, and much more.

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Mobile

Firebase Dev Summit

The Firebase Dev Summit has just ended and several important announcements were made:
 
Following the purchase of Fabric by Google, Crashlytics will be integrated into the Firebase console. This new crash reporting system will benefit from access to other Firebase services, including Cloud Functions – which are the functions (lambdas) triggered when a Firebase internal trigger fires, or externally via a REST API call.

 

The added value of such an integration is in triggering a Cloud Function in response to some raised crashes. A crash in the main flow of the app could trigger an email to the entire team to speed up its resolution. A Cloud Function could also be used to create a task in a project management tool.
Google also announced that they are bringing machine learning to work with a new service, Predictions, which can categorize groups of users based on the way they use an application. Firebase can then present these groups with different offers or exclusive features to maintain their engagement.

 

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