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 Java.

What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.44

CheerpJ Java-to-JavaScript compiler boosts exception handling, native methods

CheerpJ Java-to-JavaScript compiler boosts exception handling, native methods

Working from bytecode, the CheerpJ compiler converts Java clients to HTML, JavaScript, and WebAssembly

Visual Studio Code extension flags NPM vulnerabilities

Visual Studio Code extension flags NPM vulnerabilities

Open source Snyk Vuln Cost scans JavaScript packages from NPM for security vulnerabilities as you code

JDK 15: The new features in Java 15

JDK 15: The new features in Java 15

The next version of standard Java will add text blocks, garbage collectors, and hidden classes and drop the Nashorn JavaScript engine

Microsoft .NET 5 Preview 2 brings RyuJIT and GC improvements

Microsoft .NET 5 Preview 2 brings RyuJIT and GC improvements

Aimed at unifying the .NET platform, .NET 5 will support cross-platform native, web, and mobile development

C++ proposal dismisses backward compatibility

C++ proposal dismisses backward compatibility

Proposal to the C++ standards committee would give up backward and binary compatibility for safety and simplicity

Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

A platform for building desktop and web-based IDEs that run VS Code extensions, Theia is not yet available in an end-user version

TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

New beta release addresses extremely poor editing and compilation speeds associated with packages such as material-ui and styled-components

What’s new in Angular 9.1

What’s new in Angular 9.1

Angular 9.1 brings performance improvements to the ngcc compatibility compiler and the Ivy compiler and runtime

Git 2.26 fetches faster by default

Git 2.26 fetches faster by default

Latest version of the open source software version control system uses the new fast network fetch protocol instead of the old slow one

O’Reilly pulls the plug on in-person events

O’Reilly pulls the plug on in-person events

The company believes the events business is ‘forever changed’ due to the coronavirus pandemic, so is moving its conferences online

COVID-19 stress tests cloud services

COVID-19 stress tests cloud services

Industry research firms Forrester and GlobalData assess the impact of the pandemic on cloud service providers

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