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.

SAP Build wields low-code for business apps, workflow automation

SAP Build wields low-code for business apps, workflow automation

Cloud-based visual low-code and no-code development environment allows non-developers to create web apps, mobile apps, and automated business processes by dragging and dropping pre-built components.

Java, Python top most wanted list for employers

Java, Python top most wanted list for employers

Java, Python, SQL, C++, and JavaScript programming skills are most in demand in the workplace, says the HackerRank developer skills report.

GitHub Codespaces freely available to all GitHub users

GitHub Codespaces freely available to all GitHub users

All GitHub users can use the GitHub-hosted development environments free for up to 60 hours per month. Codespaces also added JetBrains IDE, JupyterLab, and GPU support.

GitHub faces lawsuit over Copilot AI coding assistant

GitHub faces lawsuit over Copilot AI coding assistant

Class-action complaint contends that training the AI system on public GitHub repos violates the legal rights of creators who posted the code under open-source licenses.

GitHub sees a surge in IaC adoption

GitHub sees a surge in IaC adoption

The annual 'State of the Octoverse' report notes an increase in IaC adoption and the growing role of operations in open source development, among other trends.

Visual Studio Code 1.73 shines on Command Center, merge editor

Visual Studio Code 1.73 shines on Command Center, merge editor

October 2022 release of Microsoft’s code editor also features auto-updates for Markdown links, new Python extensions, Dev Container templates, and more.

What’s new in Rust 1.65

What’s new in Rust 1.65

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

Microsoft .NET 7 makes its official debut

Microsoft .NET 7 makes its official debut

Now available in a production release, .NET 7 brings performance enhancements, a new version of C#, container and cloud-native tooling, and sweeping improvements to .NET MAUI and other .NET libraries and frameworks.

OpenJDK considers async stack traces for Java

OpenJDK considers async stack traces for Java

Proposal would define an API to collect stack traces asynchronously and include information on both Java and native stack frames.

Microsoft Java introduces compiler optimization

Microsoft Java introduces compiler optimization

Microsoft Build for OpenJDK adds an experimental compiler optimization that promotes scalar replacement of objects involved in object allocation merges, easing garbage collection and improving performance.

Azul detects Java vulnerabilities in production apps

Azul detects Java vulnerabilities in production apps

Azul Vulnerability Detection promises to eliminate false positives without impacting performance, by drawing on monitoring and detection capabilities inside the Azul JVM.

Oracle Cloud Native Environment 1.5.7 highlights Kubernetes

Oracle Cloud Native Environment 1.5.7 highlights Kubernetes

Enhancements in Oracle Cloud Native Environment 1.5.7 include faster deployments, improved container runtime setup, and more.

Deno runtime backs inlay hints for coding

Deno runtime backs inlay hints for coding

The latest Deno runtime automatically pulls in TypeScript types via NPM, and it updates to the V8 10.8 JavaScript engine.

Oracle aligns GraalVM development with Java development

Oracle aligns GraalVM development with Java development

Oracle aims to broaden the adoption of GraalVM by eliminating differences in release schedules, development processes, and features between GraalVM and Java.

Next.js 13 hones routing, layouts, rendering

Next.js 13 hones routing, layouts, rendering

Latest upgrade to Vercel’s React framework for building web apps also debuts an ‘extremely fast’ Rust-based bundler called Turbopack.

Ubuntu 22.10 shines on MicroPython, microcontrollers

Ubuntu 22.10 shines on MicroPython, microcontrollers

Latest update to Canonical’s Linux distro revs Ruby, Go, GCC, and Rust toolchains and supports MicroPython on microcontrollers such as the Raspberry Pi Pico W.

Condensers promise to accelerate Java programs

Condensers promise to accelerate Java programs

OpenJDK’s Project Leyden will implement condensers to improve the startup time, time to peak performance, and resource footprint of Java programs.

Oracle makes Java discovery service free to all

Oracle makes Java discovery service free to all

Oracle’s Java Management Service can shine a light on which versions of Java you’re running, what apps are running on them, and which installs are outdated.

Node.js 19 boosts HTTP throughput

Node.js 19 boosts HTTP throughput

Upgrade to popular JavaScript runtime automatically enables HTTP Keep-Alive for outgoing connections, improving throughput through the reuse of connections.

Oracle unveils performance pack for Java 8

Oracle unveils performance pack for Java 8

Enterprise Performance Pack is a drop-in replacement for Java 8 that promises significant improvements in memory management and performance.

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