2020 - Hadrosaurus
new
General
Development Environment
New Features:
  • Added syntax highlighting for CSS and JavaScript code in HTML files.
Improvements:
  • Improved UX of file extraction modal.
  • Made tooltips opaque.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a race condition when jumping quickly between projects resulting in sandboxes occasionally being shut down.
Learning Environment
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed quiz answers saving incorrectly.
Hadrosaurus
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Hadrosaurus (/ˌhædrəˈsɔːrəs/; meaning "bulky lizard") is a genus of hadrosaurid ornithopod dinosaurs that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous Period in what is now the Woodbury Formation about 80 million to 78 million years ago.
Source: Wikipedia.
2020 - Giganotosaurus
new
fixed
Development Environment
Learning Environment
Learning Environment
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed tasks without checks auto-completing upon project submission.
  • Fixed markdown syntax highlighting not working.
  • Fixed blank "Insights" statistics after project submission.
  • Fixed "missing image" being displayed when project submissions are reviewed.
Development Environment
New Features:
  • Added phpMyAdmin to MySQL and LAMP stacks.
  • Added the option to unzip files from the directory sidebar.
  • Improved the project tab selection UI.
Other
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed untitled sandboxes do not showing a title on the Dashboard.
Documentation:
Giganotosaurus
Giganotos_Db
Giganotosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Argentina, during the early Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 98 to 97 million years ago.
Source: Wikipedia.
2020 - Fulgurotherium
new
improved
fixed
Content Creator
Development Environment
Last week we made a few changes to the way we describe Next Tech's products! We have decided to simplify our offerings by removing references to "Next XYZ" and "Next Sandbox". Going forward, everything will be categorized directly under Next Tech, for example, "Next Tech coding sandboxes". All of our documentation has been updated to reflect this as well.
We also released a brand new website with additional pages describing how both our customers and individual users can utilize our platform, as well as a number of other stylistic improvements. Plus, we finally have an an About page! Come meet the team behind Next Tech here.
Okay, let's dive into the product changes!
Content Creator
New Features
  • Content creators can sync GitHub markdowns without replacing images.
Improvements
  • Course-wide GitHub sync for instructions is now much faster!
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a UI bug in interaction with upload modal and overlay.
  • Fixed cursor continually moving moving to the end in GitHub sync settings.
  • Fixed task output not showing when previewing a content in the editor if "Share Checks" is disabled.
Development Environment
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed tab trap attempting to cover tab bar for terminal.
  • Fixed new files not being set as the active file when the directory sidebar was disabled.
Fulgurotherium
Fulgurotherium is the name given to a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Griman Creek Formation. It lived in what is now Australia. The type species, Fulgurotherium australe, was named by Friedrich von Huene in 1932.
Source: Wikipedia.
2020 - Epidexipteryx
new
improved
fixed
New Features
  • Made it possible to change the system user for a content, not just upgrade from
    root
    to
    nt-user
    .
  • Message shown when a content is undergoing maintenance can now be configured for enterprise accounts.
  • Added an API endpoint for downloading a project's files.
Improvements
  • Reduced time to launch larger projects by up to 80%.
  • Creators are now alerted when files could not be saved in the content editor.
  • Code blocks in markdown now highlight blocks with capitalized language names (e.g.
    CPP
    vs
    cpp
    ).
  • Improved reliability and speed of web page checks.
Bug
  • Fixed courses in the creator do not show editor details or if it was published.
  • Fixed reports sometimes generated for previous month for users using different date localization settings.
  • Fixed step navigation tooltips being shown in the wrong location on the page.
  • Fixed MySQL tests failing in some situations.
Epidexipteryx
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Epidexipteryx is a genus of small paravian dinosaurs, known from one fossil specimen in the collection of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing. Epidexipteryx represents the earliest known example of ornamental feathers in the fossil record. It has been reported to be a maniraptoran dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic or Upper Jurassic age Daohugou Beds of Inner Mongolia, China (about 160 or 168 mya).
Source: Wikipedia.
2020 - Dimetrodon
new
fixed
improved
New Features
  • Accounts can now specify a support email for their account users.
Bugfixes
  • Fixed long standing issue with Desktop tabs resulting in it sometimes suddenly crashing, resulting in little to no output on the display.
  • Fixed Ctrl+Enter not working in executable code snippets.
  • Fixed JSX code blocks in alerts not rendering correctly.
  • Fixed a bug resulting in downloading files in the Creator overwriting the currently saved files.
  • Fixed checks are not always being shown or run in the correct order.
  • Fixed the step navigation not updating when the step order changes.
  • Added missing padding at top of code snippets.
  • Fixed terminal flickering on resize.
  • Fixed HTML styled code blocks highlighting issue in some locations.
  • Fixed Jupyter Notebooks sometimes crashing due to a kernel error.
Dimetrodon
Dimetrodon_NT2_small
Dimetrodon (/daɪˈmiːtrədɒn/ or /daɪˈmɛtrədɒn/, meaning "two measures of teeth") is an extinct genus of non-mammalian synapsids that lived during the Cisuralian (Early Permian), around 295–272 million years ago (Ma). It is a member of the family Sphenacodontidae. The most prominent feature of Dimetrodon is the large neural spine sail on its back formed by elongated spines extending from the vertebrae. It walked on four legs and had a tall, curved skull with large teeth of different sizes set along the jaws. Most fossils have been found in the southwestern United States, the majority coming from a geological deposit called the Red Beds of Texas and Oklahoma. More recently, fossils have been found in Germany.
Source: Wikipedia
2020 - Carcharodontosaurus
new
improved
New Features
  • Add ability to hide share URL on an account level.
Carcharodontosaurus
440px-Carcharodontosaurus
Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of carnivorous carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs that existed during the Cenomanian stage of the mid-Cretaceous Period. It is currently known to include two species: C. saharicus and C. iguidensis, which were among the larger theropods, nearly as large as or even larger than Tyrannosaurus, Giganotosaurus and Spinosaurus.
Source: Wikipedia
2020 - Brontosaurus
new
improved
fixed
New Features
  • Added ability to specify container timeouts on an account level.
Improvements
  • Switched from CodeMirror to the Monaco code editor (the same editor used by Microsoft's VS Code IDE) to improve accessibility, functionality, and performance of code editor.
Bugfixes
  • Fixed checks changing when modifying grading options.
  • Fixed lite mode web browser displays 'undefined' on initial load.
  • Fixed carriage return (
    \r\n
    ) being inserted into code editor when pasting code from Windows.
  • Fixed tabbing through interface breaking code editor layout.
  • Fixed project reset failing if parent directory has been deleted.
  • Fixed step completed hook being triggered before the project/course progress is computed.
Brontosaurus
440px-Brontosaurus_by_Tom_Parker
Brontosaurus (meaning "thunder lizard" from Greek βροντή, brontē "thunder" and σαῦρος, sauros "lizard") is a genus of gigantic quadruped sauropod dinosaurs.
Source: Wikipedia
2020 - Alectrosaurus
new
improved
fixed
New Features
  • Added 'hours' field to courses API.
Improvements
  • Cleaned up organization page.
Bugfixes
  • Fixed markdown rendering
    $
    not being displayed.
Alectrosaurus
600px-Alectrosaurus_portrait_by_PaleoGeek
Alectrosaurus, meaning "alone lizard", is a genus of tyrannosauroid theropod dinosaur that lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a medium-sized, moderately-built, ground-dwelling, bipedal carnivore, with a body shape similar to its much larger advanced relative, Tyrannosaurus.
Source: Wikipedia
2019 - Quetzalcoatl
new
improved
fixed
New Features
  • Added a Dev.to integration that enables instant embeds into Dev.to blog posts.
  • Add an indicator for when a file or files could not be saved.
  • Added the ability to auto-open Jupyter notebooks.
  • Added a community site link to courses.
  • Added support for R in Jupyter Notebooks.
Improvements
  • Added support for HTTP Basic Authentication to API.
  • Added basic pagination to sandbox list.
Bugfixes
  • Fixed "Start Course" button on course pages skipping initial readings.
  • Fixed dropping images into Filestack popup causing drag and drop screen to get stuck.
  • Fixed adding existing users to account with uppercase emails not working.
  • Fixed Creator crashing when opening checks pane after selecting SQL stack.
  • Fixed Skulpt checks failing with "image not found" error.
Quetzalcoatl
1200px-Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl is a deity in Mesoamerican culture and literature whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and means "feathered serpent" or "Quetzal-feathered Serpent".
Source: Wikipedia
2019 - Poltergeist
new
improved
fixed
New Features
  • Released instant load projects for unlimited embeds.
  • Implemented image auto updating with base64 images for GitHub sync.
Improvements
  • Replaced PhantomJS with Headless Chrome for new webpage tests.
  • Running
    hostname
    from the terminal now returns the "pretty name" hostname.
  • Added project share URL and review URL to Zapier grading data.
Bugfixes
  • Fixed Jupyter Notebooks occasionally opening in a new tab.
  • Fixed ZIP downloads with special characters in the project name failing.
  • Fixed executable embedded snippet resizing incorrectly.
Poltergeist
In ghostlore, a poltergeist, German for "noisy ghost" or "noisy spirit") is a type of ghost or spirit that is responsible for physical disturbances, such as loud noises and objects being moved or destroyed.
Source: Wikipedia
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