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.

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

Oracle Java Card updated for IoT applications

Oracle Java Card updated for IoT applications

Java Card is a software technology providing isolation between secure hardware and software services

Mozilla launches CSS Flexbox inspector

Mozilla launches CSS Flexbox inspector

The powerful but complex flexible-elements CSS feature stumps many developers

TypeScript roadmap: Microsoft’s plans for 2019

TypeScript roadmap: Microsoft’s plans for 2019

Improvements are under consideration for core type system, linting, and error messages

DoneJS JavaScript framework gets faster

DoneJS JavaScript framework gets faster

Its incremental rendering capability splits apps into static and dynamic content

Python’s popularity surges as a mainstay language

Python’s popularity surges as a mainstay language

Java, C, C++, VisualBasic.Net, Kotlin, Matlab, Rust, and TypeScript also gain while Ruby and F# slip

What’s new in Ruby 2.6

What’s new in Ruby 2.6

The dynamic web language gets a just-in-time compiler—with a twist

NetBeans 10 adds support for latest Java and PHP

NetBeans 10 adds support for latest Java and PHP

Key to NetBeans 10 is enhanced support for Java Development Kit (JDK) 11 as well as capabilities for PHP and the JUnit 5 testing framework for Java

Python to be guided by a steering council

Python to be guided by a steering council

An expected light touch may mean developers won’t notice much difference in how the language evolves

Red Hat offers support for open source Java on Windows

Red Hat offers support for open source Java on Windows

Pricing is not disclosed for the new OpenJDK support program

Salesforce releases JavaScript-friendly Lightning to bypass Aura’s limits

Salesforce releases JavaScript-friendly Lightning to bypass Aura’s limits

Lightning Web Components is a programming model to ease JavaScript coding on the Lightning Platform

Java 12 could ax raw string literals

Java 12 could ax raw string literals

The beta capability won’t be ready in time for the March 2019 upgrade

GitHub improves its status reporting

GitHub improves its status reporting

More granular information will be provided on site issues

Microsoft open-sources WPF, WinForms, and WinUI XAML

Microsoft open-sources WPF, WinForms, and WinUI XAML

Developers will be able to contribute to these technologies on GitHub, as well as build a private copy of the UI stack

Visual Basic.Net soars but may tumble soon

Visual Basic.Net soars but may tumble soon

Although professional developers don’t think much of the language, Visual Basic.Net has many dedicated office applications

What’s new in AWS Lambda

What’s new in AWS Lambda

Lambda Layers provides code management and Lambda Runtime API provides custom runtime selection

Amazon now has its own version of Java: Corretto

Amazon now has its own version of Java: Corretto

The Corretto 8 beta is now available, though its initial feature set is several years old

Java proposal would spot data races with a thread sanitizer

Java proposal would spot data races with a thread sanitizer

The effort would explore possibilities for integrating HotSpot and the JVM tool interface with performance monitoring and analysis

First Houdini APIs for CSS layout debut

First Houdini APIs for CSS layout debut

The W3C effort is meant to give developers more control over how a web page looks

Google investigates faster, more-private webpage transitions

Google investigates faster, more-private webpage transitions

The Chrome team works on specs for fast loading and multipage sites

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