SD Occasions information digest: Apache Kafka 2.5, Google Play coverage updates, and Microsoft’s C++ Core Pointers Assist Library


Apache Kafka 2.5 was launched with new metrics and safety features, amongst different enhancements. 

Moreover, some preparatory work was accomplished in direction of the removing of Apache Zookeeper comparable to KIP-555: particulars concerning the ZooKeeper deprecation course of in admin instruments, and KIP-543: dynamic configs won’t require ZooKeeper entry

Producer scalability for precisely as soon as semantics has been added and the reliability of idempotent/transactional producer has been improved. 

Extra particulars on the brand new launch can be found right here.

Google Play coverage updates
The updates embrace extra clear subscription presents, and pointless location entry was restricted (builders must get approval in the event that they need to entry background location of their app). 

“We recommend that you simply evaluate location greatest practices and consider whether or not you might have acceptable disclosures, and really want background location; nonetheless, no motion shall be taken for brand new apps till August 2020 or current apps till November 2020,” Google wrote in a weblog put up that accommodates extra particulars concerning the insurance policies.

Free intro Flutter course
The free course accommodates 10 hours of video and hands-on tutorials on construct apps utilizing Dart and a walk-through on constructing 9 real-world apps that run on iOS and Android.

This course requires no prior Flutter expertise, and we hope this offers you the possibility to construct new improvement expertise for iOS, Android, and the net, in line with Flutter in a put up.

Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for constructing natively compiled functions for cellular, net, and desktop from a single codebase.

Microsoft releases new implementation of its C++ Core Pointers Assist Library (GSL)
Model of Microsoft’s implementation of the C++ Core GSL is now out there for obtain and it contains new implementations of ‘gsl::span’ and ‘gsl::span_iterator’ that align to the C++ 20 customary.

It additionally contains adjustments to contract violation conduct, extra CMake help, and the deprecation of ‘gsl::multi_span’ and ‘gsl::strided_span.’

Extra particulars on the brand new model can be found right here.

Coder raises $30 million to deliver software program dev to the cloud
Coder raised $30 million in a Collection B funding spherical to maneuver software program improvement into the cloud. This brings Coder’s complete funding to $43 million.

“At present Coder gives open-source instruments and an enterprise platform that makes it simpler than ever for organizations of all sizes to configure, safe and scale improvement environments, dramatically rising productiveness,” Coder wrote in a put up.

Coder Enterprise orchestrates full-featured improvement environments, which could be deployed on both public or non-public clouds.