Yes it's that time of year again when some of us celebrate the festive season in a range of manners including parties, taking it easy, various pet projects and writing blog entries! Well this year rather than try to summarise the entire 2019 editorial or even give an update since the last one (you can find it all here anyway), I want to take a different approach. Of course I want to say a big thank you to everyone in our diverse communities; whether you're contributing ideas, feedback, code or bug reports, you are a massive help to us and everyone else in the community and you all deserve a big round of applause. However, whilst this is a good time of year to reflect on what we've all done and plan for the future, it's also an even better time to take a break and spend time with friends and family. Step away from the keyboard for a few days. Stop tracking social media and email. Unwind. Recharge your batteries and do something fun (yes, I know that for many of us, myself included, coding falls into that category so maybe I'll let you off with that!) There'll be plenty of time to reflect on 2019 and look forward to 2020 in the days ahead but for now take a break - your friends, family, pets and even you will benefit from it! All the best and I look forward to talking to you all next year and maybe meeting a few of you too
There've been some noteworthy releases in the last two weeks such as Infinispan 10.1.0.CR1, Keycloak 8.0.1 and, of course, Camel 3.0 ! Just taking a look at all the new cool features coming with those should already keep you busy! But if it’s not enough, don’t worry, the rest of the JBoss community has you covered!
Pimp your tooling
Developers like sysadmins can only accomplish their work properly with the right tooling. What could a developer do nowadays without Github or a decent IDE? Same goes for admin. That’s why you might be interested to know about a couple of new tools that have been released in the last weeks. The first one is a Kogito tooling for friendly DMN and BPMN visualization on GitHub — if you do anything with BPMN and/or Kogito, you should definitely check it out! We’ve mentioned IDE as being a crucial tool for the developer, so you’ll be happy to read about the New features in Quarkus Tools for Visual Studio Code 1.2.0!