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.

Server-side WebAssembly runtime reaches GA status

Server-side WebAssembly runtime reaches GA status

Promising faster compilation and production-ready performance, Wasmer 1.0 allows universal binaries compiled from native code to run in lightweight containers on multiple host platforms.

What’s new in Rust 1.49

What’s new in Rust 1.49

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

PyCharm Python IDE backs Apple Silicon

PyCharm Python IDE backs Apple Silicon

Latest upgrade to the JetBrains IDE for Python development brings support for new Mac hardware and fixes multiple bugs.

Python edges C++ for Tiobe’s programming language of the year

Python edges C++ for Tiobe’s programming language of the year

Tiobe index of programming language popularity identified Python and C++ as the languages with the greatest increases in popularity in 2020.

Ruby 3 brings parallel execution

Ruby 3 brings parallel execution

Major Ruby update introduces an experimental feature called Ractor that promises thread-safe parallel execution

Bash 5.1 brings back older behavior

Bash 5.1 brings back older behavior

Major update to the Unix and Linux shell returns to Bash 4.4 pathname expansion and fixes a number of crashing bugs.

Go 1.16 moves to beta with library, runtime enhancements

Go 1.16 moves to beta with library, runtime enhancements

Forthcoming update to the Google-created open source programming language also introduces support for Apple Silicon.

GitHub.com dumps non-essential cookies

GitHub.com dumps non-essential cookies

To improve site usability for developers, the popular codesharing site has eliminated cookies related to tracking, advertising, and other non-essential uses.

Microsoft seeks to build trust in third-party .NET libraries

Microsoft seeks to build trust in third-party .NET libraries

Recognizing that the open source .NET ecosystem is not as strong as it could be, the company wants to work with developers of third-party .NET libraries to improve their quality.

Visual Studio Code adds extension troubleshooting

Visual Studio Code adds extension troubleshooting

Latest monthly update to Microsoft’s open source code editor features an extension bisect feature that uses a binary search algorithm to quickly identify an extension causing trouble.

Adobe Flash reaches end of life

Adobe Flash reaches end of life

The once-ubiquitous technology for displaying rich media content in web browsers and mobile devices will no longer be supported in 2021.

ActiveJ Java platform takes aim at Spring, Quarkus

ActiveJ Java platform takes aim at Spring, Quarkus

High-performance Java platform born in ad-tech is geared toward high-load web, cloud, networking, and microservices applications

Eclipse weighs Java 11 support for Jakarta EE 9

Eclipse weighs Java 11 support for Jakarta EE 9

Open source enterprise Java project considers dependency injection improvements and higher performance code for version 10

Enterprise Java gets a new namespace

Enterprise Java gets a new namespace

With the transition to the jakarta namespace and Jakarta EE 9, the enterprise Java ecosystem prepares for the development of cloud-native Jakarta EE 10.

Has serverless computing run out of gas?

Has serverless computing run out of gas?

While some industry observers see signs that serverless computing has stalled, others believe the paradigm is just getting started.

Fable F# to JavaScript compiler improves usability, speed

Fable F# to JavaScript compiler improves usability, speed

The Fable 3 ‘Nagareyama’ release promises to be easier to use and to cut compilation speed in half.

Microsoft rolls out data governance service on Azure

Microsoft rolls out data governance service on Azure

Azure Purview automates the discovery and cataloging of data on-premises, in the cloud, and in SaaS applications.

GitHub expects 100 million software developers by 2025

GitHub expects 100 million software developers by 2025

GitHub’s 2020 State of the Octoverse report indicates more developer activity and open source contributions coming from outside the United States.

Oracle adds analytics to MySQL in the cloud

Oracle adds analytics to MySQL in the cloud

Oracle MySQL Database Service with the MySQL Analytics Engine combines OLTP and OLAP in the same MySQL database in the Oracle Cloud

PHP 8.0 arrives with union types, JIT compilation

PHP 8.0 arrives with union types, JIT compilation

Major PHP upgrade also features named arguments and attributes, for including structured metadata in classes, functions, methods, and more

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