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.

JDK 15: The new features in Java 15

JDK 15: The new features in Java 15

The next version of standard Java will feature text blocks, garbage collectors, hidden classes, and previews of pattern matching and records

Google Dart gains sound null safety

Google Dart gains sound null safety

Now available in tech preview, Dart’s null safety guarantees eliminate common null dereferencing errors and aid performance optimization

Vue.js 3.0 brings more speed, more TypeScript

Vue.js 3.0 brings more speed, more TypeScript

Now in beta, Vue 3.0 promises significantly faster rendering in a general release by the end of June

Mozilla revamps RegExp support in SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine

Mozilla revamps RegExp support in SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine

New RegExp engine in Firefox Developer Edition closes the gap with regular expression features in ECMAScript

Gradle 6.5 adds file system watching to improve build times

Gradle 6.5 adds file system watching to improve build times

Update to JVM-based build tool also features improved version dependency ordering

GitLab 13.0 emphasizes security

GitLab 13.0 emphasizes security

Collaboration and design management also get nods in latest upgrade to the integrated devops platform

Android Studio 4.0 adds Motion Editor and Build Analyzer

Android Studio 4.0 adds Motion Editor and Build Analyzer

Animation and builds get special attention in the latest upgrade to the official IDE for Android development

C and Rust programming languages continue to rise

C and Rust programming languages continue to rise

C language tops Tiobe’s index of language popularity for a second month, while Rust cracks the top 20 for the first time

Rust language tops Stack Overflow survey

Rust language tops Stack Overflow survey

2020 developer survey finds Rust ‘most loved,’ Python ‘most wanted,’ and Perl, Scala, and Go the ‘top paying’ languages

Microsoft’s Project Tye aims to tame microservices development

Microsoft’s Project Tye aims to tame microservices development

The experimental project addresses common pain points of developing, testing, and deploying microservices and distributed applications

Red Hat Runtimes adds Kubernetes-native Quarkus Java stack

Red Hat Runtimes adds Kubernetes-native Quarkus Java stack

Red Hat’s middleware platform for cloud-native apps now incorporates Java microservices technology

Liquibase, formerly Datical, updates database devops tools

Liquibase, formerly Datical, updates database devops tools

Liquibase offers database schema change automation for Oracle and PostgreSQL in free open source and commercially licensed tools

Microsoft: Power Platform is for real developers, too

Microsoft: Power Platform is for real developers, too

Microsoft is bringing improvements to the ‘low code’ Power Platform that professional developers could use, such as T-SQL support and GitHub integration

Microsoft reveals C# 9.0 plans

Microsoft reveals C# 9.0 plans

The next version of Microsoft’s Java rival will offer new capabilities ranging from records to value-based equality

Microsoft unveils .NET MAUI for cross-platform apps

Microsoft unveils .NET MAUI for cross-platform apps

The .NET MAUI framework will allow developers to build Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android apps from a single codebase

Java programming language celebrates 25 years

Java programming language celebrates 25 years

As the groundbreaking platform reaches a major milestone, Oracle plans its future and a Supreme Court decision looms

Deno 1.0 arrives to challenge Node.js

Deno 1.0 arrives to challenge Node.js

‘Secure by default’ runtime for JavaScript and Typescript runtime reaches important milestone

TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

Latest TypeScript production release addresses extremely poor editing and compilation speeds associated with packages

Kotlin 1.4-M2 brings standard library improvements

Kotlin 1.4-M2 brings standard library improvements

Next Kotlin 1.4 milestone release features API improvements and new functions for arrays and collections

GCC 10 series compilers arrive in major upgrade

GCC 10 series compilers arrive in major upgrade

Highlights of GCC 10 release include a multitude of C++ 20 features and C2X support

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