We may be hitting our 21st today, which is an all-the-more reason to get excited. But we’re not the only global entity to reach a significant milestone.
It’s yet another celebration – we’re beyond 20 and heading for maturity – just as our digital counterparts. Even the colourful characters are becoming a little more serious!
Growing up has never been this exciting.
Dan ‘the Man’ Kowalski
Editor-in-Chief, the Hacker’s Tribute
2. Android: Turning 10 = Turning off Candy
The latest update to the mobile operating system may bring a particular shock to people. Unlike its previously beloved policy of naming OS’ after delicious confections, the mobile colossus has opted to call its milestone update with the simple 10. Akin to humans, even phones experience changing tastes, aspirations, and perhaps even slower metabolism. It might be far-fetched, but it would explain everything.
3. Azure Pipelines – A Pipe Dream?
It’s not a holiday! Creating Docker images for .NET is not a simple case of defining a Dockerfile, lazily running docker build, and giving it a gentle ‘docker push’. Sometimes, a little extra work is needed. Depending on the number of Linux distros, Windows versions, among other items, you might be intimidated by the publishable images. Read here, to learn how Azure Pipelines will save time, energy, and valuable patience.
4. 3.6 The Digital Language of Love
5. Leave No Java User Behind!
If the saying applies to the U.S. Marines, it’ll apply to you! Not everyone is keen to jump on the bandwagon and update to the newest and shiniest Java release. But when Java 12+ syntax begins to tempt; how do we entice users of Java 8? Don’t worry, ‘there’s a hack for that’. Thanks to this ingenious trick, old-schoolers can enjoy the fruits of 12+ syntax, with Java 8. What a world!
6. Document Domination!
Well-executed document conversion is an art form and should be appreciated! Documents4j, the Java library for converting documents between formats has arrived in its present form. After a 3-year hiatus, the documents4j 1.1.0 is finally here. Revel in the simple API, and duo implementation, both local and remote. A special ‘Takk skal du ha’ (thank you), to the municipality of Oslo for enabling this to be open-source!
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