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.

Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

New beta release addresses extremely poor editing and compilation speeds associated with packages such as material-ui and styled-components

Git 2.26 fetches faster by default

Git 2.26 fetches faster by default

Latest version of the open source software version control system uses the new fast network fetch protocol instead of the old slow one

Java 15 starts to take shape

Java 15 starts to take shape

Next version of standard Java is slated to add text blocks and drop the Nashorn JavaScript engine

COVID-19 stress tests cloud services

COVID-19 stress tests cloud services

Industry research firms Forrester and GlobalData assess the impact of the pandemic on cloud service providers

Visual Studio upgrade boosts debugging, mobile development

Visual Studio upgrade boosts debugging, mobile development

New features in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 include hot reload for Xamarin.Forms and debugging enhancements for C++ and multithreaded apps

JavaFX 14 enhances API, mobile support

JavaFX 14 enhances API, mobile support

New version of the Java-based rich client application platform puts mobile APIs on par with the desktop

GitHub to acquire NPM JavaScript package registry

GitHub to acquire NPM JavaScript package registry

GitHub plans to move NPM private registries to GitHub Packages while leaving the public NPM registry in place

Oracle extends Extended support for Java 8

Oracle extends Extended support for Java 8

Still the most widely used version Java, Java 8 will be eligible for Oracle’s fee-based support through 2030

Next.js upgrade emphasizes static site generation

Next.js upgrade emphasizes static site generation

Latest Next.js release introduces new data fetching methods for specifying static generation or server-side rendering

Kotlin upgrade brings experimental features

Kotlin upgrade brings experimental features

Kotlin 1.3.70 release offers no major new features, but adds a number of experimental new functions to the standard library

Scala.js 1.0.0 improves JavaScript interoperability

Scala.js 1.0.0 improves JavaScript interoperability

Version of the Scala programming language that compiles to JavaScript has reached GA status

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