Unless you have you were offline last week, you've no doubt heard these two pieces of news, but just in case you were enjoying an Internet-free vacation here's what you missed:
In addition there have been quite a few community reactions to both of the above as well as other items of interest including:
If you're following along with Magento 2, don't forget to check out the updated documentation. Also, if you haven't seen it, @aleron75 has a great list of community resources available on GitHub including Simon Young's Mage Dev Weekly which is a weekly Friday newsletter full of Magento developer centric news around the community.
Did I miss anything? Private message me here or reach out on Twitter at @sherrierohde!