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.

Ugly Jenkins gets friendly new UI

WebAssembly library supercharges web video applications

WebAssembly library supercharges web video applications

The WebDSP library features algorithms for building web applications operating on media data and provides better performance than JavaScript

Microsoft to shut CodePlex open-source project site

Microsoft to shut CodePlex open-source project site

The company acknowledges that GitHub is the go-to option for project hosting and will shutter CodePlex at the end of this year

Oracle recommends axing the Java object finalizer

Oracle recommends axing the Java object finalizer

But due to Java’s release schedule, the Object.finalize feature will likely stick around for a while

Next.js 2.0 plays better with React, JavaScript

Next.js 2.0 plays better with React, JavaScript

Version 2.0 of the minimalist JavaScript framework allows for smaller, more efficient apps

C++ toolkit helps shorten path to AI apps

C++ toolkit helps shorten path to AI apps

The Neurala Developers Program uses C++ for building smart apps and doesn't require developers to already know AI

Rust, React, JavaScript and Python top Stack Overflow survey

Rust, React, JavaScript and Python top Stack Overflow survey

The programming community's survey also finds that many developers are newcomers to the field

Oracle prioritizes Java 9 bug fixes

Oracle prioritizes Java 9 bug fixes

Only P1 or P2 bugs that are critical and can be fixed before the July 27 release date will be addressed; all others will be deferred for now

Apple's Swift cracks RedMonk's top 15 list in record time

Apple's Swift cracks RedMonk's top 15 list in record time

Rust, Go, and PowerShell also gather steam in the analyst firm's biannual language rankings

Recruiters: Coding talent needed; degree optional

Recruiters: Coding talent needed; degree optional

HackerRank finds that bootcamps and other alternatives to four-year degrees are now seen as viable

Scaled-back Scala variant cuts ties to the JVM

Scaled-back Scala variant cuts ties to the JVM

Taking advantage of the LLVM compiler platform, Scala Native expands language’s opportunities on resource-constrained devices

Based in C and similar to Swift, Gravity offers portable code for iOS, Android

Based in C and similar to Swift, Gravity offers portable code for iOS, Android

The embeddable language can be used for mobile and desktop development

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