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Weekly Roundup: Node JS 14 release, The Ultimate Guides & Latest Tech News

  • By Agira Technologies
  • April 24, 2020

If you are a fan of the programming, we have got a lot of new hot releases this week. Every one of us wants to stay up to date with the latest technology news and viral articles around the web. Finding these articles takes a lot of time and effort while we are all caught with other responsibilities. But don’t worry, we have got you covered. We have gathered all the new updates, trending tutorials, conferences around you, and much more exciting things.
Let’s dive in!


Node.js version 14 available now

Release date: April 21, 2020
In a new blog written by Michael Dawson and Bethany Griggs from the official Node JS team has stated that they are excited about the release of Node JS version 14. As it is said that Node.js 14 replaces Node.js 13 as the current release line for the next 6 months and promoted to Long-term Support (LTS) in October 2020. Some of the ground-breaking highlights in this new release are given below.

  1. Improved diagnostics,
  2. An upgrade of V8,
  3. An experimental Async Local Storage API,
  4. Hardening of the streams APIs,
  5. Removal of the Experimental Modules warning, and
  6. The removal of some long deprecated APIs.

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PyTorch 1.5.0 Release

Release date: April 21, 2020
As you all would have heard about the latest release of Python, it’s one of the most popular Python packages Pytorch has released its own new update. PyTorch is majorly used in Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and Deep Learning applications. The package actually helps you get Tensor computation and deep neural networks done effortlessly. Some of the top features of the PyTorch 1.5 new version are as follows.

  1. The C++ frontend API is now stable
  2. Distributed RPC framework
  3. Experimental higher-level autograd API.
  4. Channels last memory format, and more

Additionally, Python 2 is no longer supported with this release. Going forward, support will be limited to Python 3. You can get furthermore details from the original release notes of this library.

Laravel 7.7 Released

Release date: April 22, 2020
The Laravel team released v7.7.0 yesterday with container support for variadic constructor arguments, a handful of new HTTP client features, a rawIndex() Blueprint method, and all the latest new features, fixes, and changes in the 7.x branch. Some of the ground-breaking features of Laravel’s latest version are given below.

  1. Array Access Support to HTTP Client GET Requests
  2. HTTP Client assertSentCount Assertion
  3. Ability to Create Indexes as Expressions with “rawIndex”
  4. Container Support for Variadic Constructor Arguments
  5. HTTP Client “hasHeaders” Assertion


Announcing New Amazon AppFlow

Considering the increase in demand and the requirement for the Software as a service (SaaS) applications, Amazon has announced the good news. The new announcement is about the Amazon AppFlow that helps the developers to avoid writing huge chunks of code to make custom integrations. It can now be effortlessly done by passing data between SaaS applications and AWS services. So, you can get meaningful insights from this data. But it is important to note that this might be expensive as they need to analyze it, and that can be hard when the data is spread out across multiple data islands. To put in a nutshell, Amazon AppFlow automates bidirectional dataflows between SaaS and AWS apps. Read more about this from the blog written by Martin Beeby, principal advocate for AWS.

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Syncfusion announces new Flutter widgets web compatibility

Syncfusion announced that the new Flutter Widgets Web compatibility in the 2020 – Volume 1: Essential release of Essential Studio. With the help of these widgets, one can create strong and stable mobile applications in both iOS and Android platforms with a single code base. The five new widgets are given below.

  1. Barcode Generator
  2. Date Range Picker
  3. Range Selector
  4. Range Slider
  5. PDF Library


Learn the in’s and out’s of Kotlin programming language which is officially used for Android development in this video tutorial. This introduces to Kotlin which is a general-purpose, open-source, statically typed “pragmatic” programming language. It is used for many industries, including the major application of Android development.

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