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.

Microsoft .NET 7 Preview 4 brings Regex improvements, cache metrics

JDK 19: The features targeted for Java 19

JDK 19: The features targeted for Java 19

Virtual threads, pattern matching for switch expressions, a vector API, and a Linux/RISC-V port are slated for Java 19, a non-LTS release of standard Java due in September.

TypeScript 4.7 adds ESM support in Node.js

TypeScript 4.7 adds ESM support in Node.js

Now available in a release candidate, the latest version of Microsoft’s strongly typed JavaScript introduces support for ECMAScript modules in Node.js.

Jetpack Compose 1.2 packs text improvements

Jetpack Compose 1.2 packs text improvements

Google toolkit for building native Android UIs toolkit enables more precise text alignment with font padding, introduces downloadable fonts API.

Google Flutter 3 backs macOS, Linux

Google Flutter 3 backs macOS, Linux

Framework for building mobile, web, and desktop applications from a shared codebase adds stable support for two key platforms.

RHEL 9 features edge management, container rollback

RHEL 9 features edge management, container rollback

First production release built from CentOS Stream also introduces Microsoft SQL Server role and protection against hardware-level security vulnerabilities.

C# popularity surges in Tiobe programming language index

C# popularity surges in Tiobe programming language index

The Tiobe index rating for C# grew nearly 2% in the past 12 months, while the rating for C fell by nearly the same amount.

Visual Studio Code 1.67 tunes file nesting, Markdown navigation

Visual Studio Code 1.67 tunes file nesting, Markdown navigation

April 2022 release of Microsoft’s code editor also brings improvements to the Extension Pack for Java and Visual Studio Code for Web.

Why Apache Kafka is dropping ZooKeeper

Why Apache Kafka is dropping ZooKeeper

Replacing ZooKeeper with internally managed metadata will improve scalability and management, according to Kafka's developers.

Will JavaScript containers overtake Linux containers?

Will JavaScript containers overtake Linux containers?

Node.js and Deno creator Ryan Dahl believes the majority of web services might be simplified by using JavaScript containers, rather than Linux containers.

GitHub will require two-factor authentication for all coders

GitHub will require two-factor authentication for all coders

All users who contribute code to GitHub-hosted repositories must enable one or more forms of 2FA by the end of 2023.

JetBrains IDEs connect with Gitpod for cloud-based development

JetBrains IDEs connect with Gitpod for cloud-based development

Native integration with Gitpod allows JetBrains users to spin up remote development environments and access them from cloud-based JetBrains IDEs.

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