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 publishes Java roadmap for Visual Studio Code

Ruby 3.1 arrives with new JIT compiler

Ruby 3.1 arrives with new JIT compiler

Still-experimental YJIT just-in-time compiler promises faster warmup and performance improvements on most real-world Ruby software.

TypeScript 4.6 loosens up

TypeScript 4.6 loosens up

Next version of Microsoft’s strongly typed JavaScript will will allow code in constructors before super(), improve recursion depth checks, and more.

Git alternative Pijul moves to beta

Git alternative Pijul moves to beta

Open source distributed version control system based on a ‘theory of patches’ promises to be fast, scalable, and easier to learn and use than Git.

Rust 1.58.1 fixes dangerous race condition

Rust 1.58.1 fixes dangerous race condition

Vulnerability would allow an attacker to trick a privileged program into deleting files and directories that the attacker otherwise could not access or delete.

What’s new in Rust 1.58 and Rust 1.58.1

What’s new in Rust 1.58 and Rust 1.58.1

Rust was designed to make it easy to develop fast and safe system-level software. Here’s what’s new.

JDK 18: The new features in Java 18

JDK 18: The new features in Java 18

Due in March 2022, Java 18 will incubate a vector API, preview pattern matching for switch statements, adopt UTF-8 as the default character set, and include a simple web server.

Faker NPM package back on track after malicious coding incident

Faker NPM package back on track after malicious coding incident

A new group of maintainers is proceeding with an ‘official’ version of the Faker JavaScript library after the previous maintainer went rogue.

Parcel CSS parser offered as performance enhancer

Parcel CSS parser offered as performance enhancer

The new tool was written in the Rust language and provides speed and minification.

IPython REPL update advances code formatting

IPython REPL update advances code formatting

The new version of the tool also emphasizes error traceback and auto-suggestions.

Firefox 96 enhances CSS, Canvas support for developers

Firefox 96 enhances CSS, Canvas support for developers

Cookies also get attention in the latest Mozilla browser release, with better protection against cross-site request forgery attacks.

Microsoft .NET MAUI Preview 11 updates Windows UI styling

Microsoft .NET MAUI Preview 11 updates Windows UI styling

Latest preview of the successor to Xamarin.Forms introduces support for Windows 11 UI styles and multi-window applications on MacOS, iPadOS, and Windows.

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