First NEO Dev Comp announced

NEO and Microsoft China announced developer's competition with $490,000 in prizes
21 November 2017   1427

NEO together with Microsoft announced the first developer's competition. There is $490,000 worth in prizes, with a first prize pool of $150,000. The entries will be judged by NEO founders Da Hongfei and Eric Zhang, City of Zion founder Fabio Canesin, Elastos Founder Rong Chen, and Ontology founder Jun Li. The purpose of the competition is to continue the growth of the development community and further development of the NEO ecosystem.

There are 5 rules in this competition:

  1. The competition will open on November 20, 2017 and close at 11:59 PM Beijing time (GMT+8), March 10, 2018.
  2. Participants are required to develop on the NEO blockchain.
  3. During the competition, developers are free to collaborate and to submit their work as a team.
  4. Teams or individuals who fail to submit their work before 11:59 PM Beijing time (GMT+8), March 10, 2018 will not be eligible for prizes.
  5. Your submission must contain executable programs and codes.

The prize fund was divided as follows:

  1. First prize - $150 000 (1 team)
  2. Second prize - $50 000 (2 teams)
  3. Third prize - $30 000 (3 teams)
  4. Award of merit - $10 000 (10 teams)

Outstanding projects will be invited to attend NEO DevCon which will be held in Silicon Valley in January 2018.

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   112

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.