Paul Krill

Editor at Large

Paul Krill is an editor at large at InfoWorld, focusing on coverage of application development (desktop and mobile) and core web technologies such as HTML5 and Java.

JDK 13: The new features coming to Java 13

Java thread sanitizer project proposed once again

Java thread sanitizer project proposed once again

If approved, the OpenJDK effort would help developers spot data race conditions in the HotSpot JVM and the JVM tool interface

Next.js 8 now supports serverless apps

Next.js 8 now supports serverless apps

The JavaScript and React framework also reduces build-time memory usage and speeds static export

JDK 12: The new features coming to Java 12

JDK 12: The new features coming to Java 12

Beta builds are available, with switch expressions to improve coding and allow pattern matching, and raw string literals to simplify multiline expressions

Groovy gets a comeback in popularity

Groovy gets a comeback in popularity

Groovy’s use for scripting in the Jenkins CI/CD platform should help the JVM language maintain its popularity

Cranelift library tackles WebAssembly execution

Cranelift library tackles WebAssembly execution

Cranelift reads WebAssembly as input and writes native machine code as output

Visual Studio Code is slated for a UX refresh

Visual Studio Code is slated for a UX refresh

Development roadmap for 2019 details improvements to startup times, the workbench, language support, debugging, and more

JavaScript overtakes Java as most-known programming language

JavaScript overtakes Java as most-known programming language

HackerRank skills survey finds developers mostly know JavaScript and Java, want to learn Go, Kotlin, and Python

What’s new in Visual Studio 2019: The second beta arrives

What’s new in Visual Studio 2019: The second beta arrives

Collaboration and AI get attention along with performance and productivity

Ockam SDK taps blockchain-based identity services for IoT

Ockam SDK taps blockchain-based identity services for IoT

Ockam SDK allows developers to link IoT devices to the company’s public blockchain network for identity and trust services

Smalltalk-inspired Pharo language adds 64-bit support

Smalltalk-inspired Pharo language adds 64-bit support

Simple, minimal, object-oriented Pharo 7.0 is available in 64-bit versions for Linux, MacOS, and soon Windows

GitHub’s Atom editor unveils commit previews

GitHub’s Atom editor unveils commit previews

Atom 1.34 introduces the ability to preview staged changes, and the 1.35 beta adds a view into individual commits

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