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.

Oracle per-employee Java pricing causes concern

TypeScript 5.0 retools decorators

TypeScript 5.0 retools decorators

Forthcoming upgrade to Microsoft’s strongly typed JavaScript, now in beta, promises to be smaller, faster, and simpler.

Google Flutter previews new renderer on iOS

Google Flutter previews new renderer on iOS

The Impeller renderer precompiles a smaller set of shaders at engine build time to reduce early-onset jank. Android support for Impeller is also in the works.

Canonical security subscriptions for Ubuntu Linux now available

Canonical security subscriptions for Ubuntu Linux now available

Security maintenance service for Ubuntu LTS releases offers CVE protection and security updates for some 23,000 packages beyond the main OS.

Google pulls the plug on Optimize

Google pulls the plug on Optimize

Google’s Optimize and Optimize 360 website testing and analytics tools will be phased out later this year in favor of Google Analytics 4.

CodeSandbox adds Rust support

CodeSandbox adds Rust support

Cloud development environment allows users to spin up Rust development environments ‘within two seconds’ and access them in iOS or Visual Studio Code.

Google V8 API bridges WebAssembly and asynchronous web

Google V8 API bridges WebAssembly and asynchronous web

The WebAssembly JavaScript Promise Integration API suspends a Wasm application when it issues a synchronous API call and resumes it when the asynchronous I/O operation is completed.

.NET Community Toolkit 8.1 enhances MVVM capabilities

.NET Community Toolkit 8.1 enhances MVVM capabilities

MVVM toolkit updates include new diagnostic analyzers and performance optimizations for improved developer user experience.

JavaScript and Java both loved and hated

JavaScript and Java both loved and hated

JavaScript and Java scored high as both most liked and most disliked programming languages in JetBrains’ State of the Developer Ecosystem survey. Perl was far and away the most disliked language.

Researchers warn of malicious Visual Studio Code extensions

Researchers warn of malicious Visual Studio Code extensions

Attackers could easily spoof popular Visual Studio Code extensions and trick developers into downloading them, Aqua Nautilus researchers report.

JavaScript, Java, and Python skills top demand

JavaScript, Java, and Python skills top demand

And demand for TypeScript, Swift, Scala, Kotlin, and Go skills all exceed supply, according to CodinGame-CoderPad tech hiring report.

Kotlin 1.8.0 adds recursive copy, delete for directories

Kotlin 1.8.0 adds recursive copy, delete for directories

Latest upgrade to the Kotlin programming language adds support for Java 19 and introduces experimental functions for the JVM to recursively copy or delete directory content.

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