Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   505

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.

New Opera Browser Comes With Built In Crypto Wallet

It also has integrated VPN, ad blocker and Web 3 support
10 April 2019   325

The release of the Opera 60 desktop browser or Reborn 3 with the integrated cryptocurrency wallet and native Internet support based on the Web 3 blockchain.

Note that users also have access to a built-in VPN service that encrypts their data and hides geographic location, and an ad blocker.

Opera Wallet is supposedly synced with a browser-based wallet for smartphones, and private keys never leave users' mobile devices.

In August last year, Opera has integrated Ethereum-wallet into the desktop version of the browser.

Already in December, a browser for Android was introduced with a built-in Ethereum wallet, support for ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens and decentralized applications. Then the company announced its readiness for Web 3.0.