Node.js received new security update

Developers recommend every user to update Node.js as soon as possible
12 July 2017   1818
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Developers of Node.js recently released new security update. Update is important and they strongly recommend to upgrade Node.js's ASAP.

All non-updated versions of v4.x through to v8.x inclusive are vulnerable to an issue that can be used by an external hacker. The severity of this vulnerability is high and users of the affected versions should update their Node.js's as soon as possible.

List of non-updated vulnerable versions:

  • Versions 4.x of Node.js
  • Versions 6.x of Node.js 
  • Versions 7.x of Node.js 
  • Versions 8.x of Node.js

 Additionally, developers had provided the list of Node.js-specific security flaws. Among them:

  • Constant Hashtable Seeds (CVE pending)
  • Vulnerabilities in dependencies

According to the official website, updates are now available for all active Node.js release lines, including 7.x line. They include the fix for the high severity vulnerability, one additional lower priority Node.js vulnerability in the 4.x release line, as well as some lower priority fixes for Node.js dependencies across the current release lines.

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What's new in IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2?

New version of popular IDE improved Spring and Spring Boot support
18 July 2018   78

The new version of IDE IntelliJ IDEA from JetBrains under the number 2018.2 has introduced several functions for developers using Spring and Spring Boot frameworks. Among the innovations: support for Spring Integration, runtime diagrams, library bin management and many minor fixes and improvements.

New features of IntelliJ IDEA

Now you can visualize the components in the system using the new Spring Integration diagram. All versions above 5.0 are supported.

Spring Integratio Diagram
Spring Integration Diagram

It shows all the gateways, channels and bridges of the application, regardless of whether they are configured using Java or XML annotations.

The IDE also received code completion and navigation for such integration annotations as @BridgeTo/From and @EnablePublisher:

Integration Annotations
Integration Annotations

In the new version of IntelliJ IDEA, you can view the dependencies during the execution of the Spring Boot application as a diagram through the control panel. To do this, go to the "Endpoints" section and enable the "Diagram Mode" function:

Runtime Dependencies
Runtime Dependencies

If there are too many beans in the project, the non-user codes can be disabled using the new "Show / Hide Library Beans" switch:

Show / Hide library beans
Show / Hide library beans

In addition, in 2018.2, you can start, modify, and test the display of HTTP requests in the "Endpoints" tab:

HTTP request
HTTP request

A complete list of improvements and changes is available in the technical update document. According to the developers, a lot of work has been done to improve performance in large projects.