I’ve been doing my usual Friday news gathering for the day job and that means here is todays NewsBits…. Here’s what’s in it:
- Redis 5.0 gets a new release candidate and controversy.
- Updates for older MongoDB versions.
- A guide to analyzing slow MongoDB queries.
- Making MySQL‘s shell shine.
- Google open up Dataset Search.
- Firefox 62 lands, as does the new ESR release.
- HTTP2 support no longer experimental in Node 10.10.
- VS Code gets a new Settings UI.
- Checkout pull requests with the latest Atom.
- Where to get Java support in the future?
- And whats it like migrating to Java 11?
- And finally an SQL puzzler…
Click here to read Compose’s NewsBits (be meeeee!) for this week
Redis 3.0.0: Antirez (Salvatore Sanfillippo) brought us Redis 3.0.0 on April 1st (and I salute him for ignoring the worst day on the Internet by doing real things). The big thing with 3.0 is clustering, better smarter clustering that is, out of the box and good enough scalability and fault tolerance for many use cases. It’s a big jump, and it may take some iterations to nail it down but its worth it for the usefulness that Redis represents to a system architect.
Atomic Pairing: If you use the Atom editor (I do) and you like to pair, you may be interested in AtomPair which uses HipChat or Slack and Pusher to let developers pair (or more) inside the editor.
Rust 1.0 nears: Rust 1.0 hit beta – We’ll talk more about that at 1.0 time…
And Finally… Coherent: Long ago there was a Unix (cough) like OS for 286 and 386 PCs called Coherent. It worked in a wonderfully limited way (apparently using the CPU’s 64K paging tricks) and it disappeared into history. But now the Coherent source and other software from Mark Williams Company have been released under an open source license. Don’t expect to dash out and use them, but its a fine historical artifact to be able to now look inside.