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 HTML5, Java, and Flash.

Doing nicely now, Visual Basic’s popularity could take a hit

Doing nicely now, Visual Basic’s popularity could take a hit

Microsoft's new strategy to end the co-evolution of C# and Visual Basic will make it even less respected by developers

Stack Overflow adds developer IQ scores to profiles

Stack Overflow adds developer IQ scores to profiles

Developers can test—and publicize—their proficiency across 63 categories

Developers prefer learning over money, but still want money

Developers prefer learning over money, but still want money

An Accenture survey also shows that most platforms are poor at providing good content

Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

What’s new in Microsoft .Net Core

What’s new in Microsoft .Net Core

.Net Core 2.1 promises better build performance and several other improvements for developers

What’s new in Google's V8 JavaScript engine

What’s new in Google's V8 JavaScript engine

WebAssembly gets a boost with streaming compilation in the upcoming branch

Rust roadmap: The new features planned for Rust 2018

Rust roadmap: The new features planned for Rust 2018

The Epoch release is likely to ship in September, and keep “unstable” features separate from the Rust 2018 production version

What’s new in TypeScript 2.7

What’s new in TypeScript 2.7

The new release of the JavaScript superset include fixed length tuples definite assignment checks for class properties

Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019

Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019

Oddly, JDK 8 will get public updates even after updates end for the later JDK 9 and JDK 10 Java releases

Visual Studio gets an app for sketch-based UI prototyping

Visual Studio gets an app for sketch-based UI prototyping

The experimental Ink to Code app for Windows 10 helps build user interfaces for Windows and Android, as well as facilitate developer collaboration

What’s new in ECMAScript 2018

What’s new in ECMAScript 2018

Four new feature proposals for the specification underlying JavaScript are finalized and four others are under consideration

What’s new in Angular: Version 6 beta arrives

What’s new in Angular: Version 6 beta arrives

The popular JavaScript framework for desktop and mobile apps produces better code and better supports Google’s Material Design

Google’s Angular JavaScript framework gets a component kit

Google’s Angular JavaScript framework gets a component kit

Angular CDK has tools for developers to add common interaction patterns, while doing less coding and minimizing bugs

Employers want JavaScript, but developers want Python

Employers want JavaScript, but developers want Python

Employers also want developers skilled in React.js, Angular, and Node.js—but fewer developers have those skills

NPM JavaScript registry mishaps: What to do

NPM JavaScript registry mishaps: What to do

Concerned users can set up their own backup system if they don’t trust the steps NPM Inc. has taken to prevent problems

Eclipse considers creating a Rust IDE

Eclipse considers creating a Rust IDE

Rust developers seek a better IDE for the language, and Microsoft’s Rust support in Visual Studio has gotten Eclipse’s attention

Eclipse’s enterprise Java roadmap: more services coming

Eclipse’s enterprise Java roadmap: more services coming

The JSON-B API, more cloud and microservices support, two XML efforts, web tags, and a JavaBeans Action Framework are among the planned elements

What’s new in the Bootstrap 4 web development framework

What’s new in the Bootstrap 4 web development framework

The mobile-first framework uses Sass variables and mixins, the Bootstrap grid system, and prebuilt components

Firefox speeds up WebAssembly through streaming compilation

Firefox speeds up WebAssembly through streaming compilation

Firefox 58 begins compiling WebAssembly code as it downloads, and taps multiple threads for both compiling and optimization

What’s new in Kotlin 1.2? Code reuse, for starters

What’s new in Kotlin 1.2? Code reuse, for starters

Kotlin 1.2.20 update brings bug fixes, better compilation performance, and improvements to IDE support

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