F5 Networks to Acquire NGINX

F5 Networks will continue to develop the NGINX open source project and support the community around it
12 March 2019   330

NGINX has announced an acquisition de F5 Networks, a company specializing in providing cloud applications and application delivery networks (ADN). The amount of the transaction will be 670 million dollars. F5 Networks will continue to develop the NGINX open source project and support the community around it. Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov will remain among the technical managers of the NGINX project. The development of NGINX products will continue under the same brands.

Upon completion of the transaction, F5 Networks intends to invest additional funds in the development of NGINX products and integrate support for their own technologies for managing microservices and ensuring the security of applications based on the Cloud-Native architecture into them. The concept of microservices implies the division of complex monolithic applications into a set of separate services, each of which assumes a certain functionality of the application, and the application is implemented as a network of interconnected microservices.

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   507

The release of Node.js 12.0.0, a platform for executing network applications in JavaScript, is available. Node.js 12.0 refers to branches with a long period of support, but this status will be assigned only in October, after stabilization. Updates for LTS branches are issued for 3 years. Support for the last LTS branch of Node.js 10.0 will last until April 2021, and the year before last LTS-branch 8.0 until January 2020. Support for the intermediate branch Node.js 11.0 will be discontinued in June 2019. The lifetime of the LTS branch 6.0 will end on April 30.

These are some of the large list of updates and new staff:

  • V8 engine was updated to version 7.4 with support for asynchronous stack traces, increasing await performance, parsing JavaScript and calls when the actual and declared number of arguments does not match;
  • TLS 1.3 is now supported in the tls module and TLS 1.0 / 1.1 is shutdown by default;
  • Enhancing protection and checks on the size of allocated memory in the Buffer class;

Get more info at official website.