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.

GraalVM adds Native Image, compiler enhancements

GitHub to help developers with DMCA disputes

GitHub to help developers with DMCA disputes

GitHub ‘developer rights’ program will provide legal support to developers whose source code runs afoul of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

TypeScript 4.4 brings performance boosts

TypeScript 4.4 brings performance boosts

Due in late August, upgrade to Microsoft’s typed JavaScript also introduces control flow analysis and spelling suggestions in plain JavaScript files.

Microsoft sunsets Xamarin toolkit

Microsoft sunsets Xamarin toolkit

With .NET MAUI due to arrive in November 2021, Microsoft announced it would end updates to the Xamarin mobile app development platform in November 2022.

Java state API would speed app startup

Java state API would speed app startup

OpenJDK proposal would eliminate the long start-up times of Java applications by saving the state of the Java runtime and using it to start instances fast.

Visual Studio Code 1.58 improves debugging, Jupyter Notebook support

Visual Studio Code 1.58 improves debugging, Jupyter Notebook support

With the June 2021 release of VS Code, Microsoft also unveiled plans for improving the editor’s Java support in coming months.

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 arrives

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 arrives

Planned 64-bit version of popular IDE hones in on code changes, debugging.

GitHub unveils AI coding assistant for Visual Studio Code

GitHub unveils AI coding assistant for Visual Studio Code

GitHub Copilot is an OpenAI-powered Visual Studio Code extension that can suggest lines of code or entire functions as you type.

Accessibility improvements coming to Visual Studio

Accessibility improvements coming to Visual Studio

Microsoft is looking to improve the accessibility of its flagship IDE with features such as audio cues, whitespace rendering controls, and a focus mode for eliminating notifications and other distractions.

Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 shines on CI/CD, serverless functions

Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 shines on CI/CD, serverless functions

Update to the Kubernetes-based application development platform also features sandboxed containers, which run in a lightweight virtual machine.

Kotlin gains Java coding enhancements

Kotlin gains Java coding enhancements

Kotlin 1.5.20 adds experimental support for Java libraries that help to reduce boilerplate coding and to maintain null safety when interoperating with Java code.

GitHub Container Registry available for production use

GitHub Container Registry available for production use

Part of GitHub Packages, the service for publishing and managing Docker and OCI container images will remain free for the time being.

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