The social media giant Facebook has been receiving some flak over the Cambridge Analytica case, but behind the scenes work goes on. The company has now made it's mobile web property to comply with PWA (Progressive Web App) specifications.
AWS Lambda, the serverless infrastructure from Amazon's Web Services arm has become a popular platform for hosting microservice architecture based apps. The platform provides support for multiple programming languages and frameworks - currently Node.js, Python Java, C# and Go are on the menu.
PHP continues it's long run as the world's favourite server side language in terms of adoption. The ubiqutious language continues to evolve as the team pushes new improvements now GC improvements are coming to PHP 7.3.
The hosting space is really heating up as AWS has announced it's Lightsail, Linode and Digital Ocean have dropped prices of their VPS prices. This trend continues cloud provider UpCloud announcing high performance SSD VPS plans starting from $5/mo.
KaiOS is a Linux based operating system for feature phones. The system is a fork of the Firefox OS, a Mozilla venture that has been discontinued. Firefox OS was based on web technologies, a minimal Linux Kernel was used to boot up the Gecko browser engine. KaiOS continues on this path, being a browser native development.