Privacy, Philosophy, Android P and More…
The dev digest is back once again with this week’s top stories and opinions on all things tech, software, and computing. This week’s digest points out potential security flaws; shares information about Ubuntu, Android, and Microsoft Excel; and asks the important question: what’s the best email client?
Let’s get right to it!
- Google’s I/O conference saw new updates to Android for app developers
- Popular email encryption schemes, used for decades, are vulnerable to attack, allowing access to plaintext of messages
- You’ve probably been getting a lot of emails about companies updating their privacy terms. That’s because GDPR is getting an update. Here’s what you need to know.
- Electron wrappers are super useful for creating cross-platform support with a single code base, but your version of Electron might have a security flaw.
Updates & Roadmaps
- Linux fans will love the new release of Ubuntu which includes some major retooling.
- A lot has changed in the most recent updates to React. If you haven’t been following along, here are the highlights
Thoughts About Development
- The Stratechery blog waxes philosophical about the various approaches to technology’s role in human life on display at Microsoft, Facebook, and Google’s conferences this past month
- Continuing their series, DZone asked 14 executives about their concerns about Java
- Just in case vs just in time learning: advantages and drawbacks in software development
Tips from Intertech
- Hate meetings? Our founder Tom Salonek has some ideas on how to make meetings better
- Mark Root has yet another installment in his Angular tutorial series. This one is on Electron and Angular CLI
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