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Building the next generation of enterprise applications requires the latest and greatest developer tools paired with production-grade stability. To help meet these twin needs, we’re pleased to deliver the latest version of Red Hat’s curated collection of the latest open source runtime languages, databases, compilers and related developer tools: Red Hat Software Collections 3.4.

Red Hat Software Collections 3.4 delivers the latest stable versions of many popular open source runtime languages and databases natively to the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. These components are supported for up to five years, helping to enable a more consistent, efficient and reliable developer experience.

New collections in the latest release of Red Hat Software Collections include:

  • Node.js 12, which provides a 30% faster start-up time, improved diagnostics and easier-to-use native modules.

  • PHP 7.3, the latest version of the popular web development language, boosts performance speed by nearly 10% over PHP 7.2.

  • NGINX 1.16 adds dynamic certificate loading, two-stage rate limiting and improvements to UDP proxying

  • Maven 3.6 which is aimed at helping developers manage a software project’s build, reporting and documentation from a central repository.

  • PostgreSQL 12, the latest stable version of the open source PostgreSQL database, provides performance and usability enhancements to increase overall application speed and stability.

Available with Red Hat Software Collections 3.4 is Red Hat Developer Toolset 9, a curated collection of compilers, toolchains, debuggers and other critical development tools. Forming the foundation of Developer Toolset 9 is GCC 9.1, the latest stable release of the popular open source compiler collection. Additional updates in Developer Toolset 9 center on delivering stable version of C/C++ debugging and performance tools.

All new collections in Red Hat Software Collections 3.4 are also available as Red Hat Certified Containers through the Red Hat Container Catalog. This makes it easier to build and deploy mission-critical applications using the supported components of Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift environments.

Red Hat Software Collections 3.4 continues Red Hat’s commitment to customer choice in terms of the underlying compute architecture, with availability across x86_64, ppc64le, s390x and aarch64 hardware.

Red Hat customers with active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions can access Red Hat Software Collections via the Red Hat Software Collections repository.

For more information, please read the full release notes.

Brian Gollaher is product manager, Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat.

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