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.

Apple's Swift moves into Tiobe's top 10 programming languages

Apple's Swift moves into Tiobe's top 10 programming languages

However, Swift's Apple-centric focus could prevent the language from climbing much higher

Google introduces Python library for command lines

Google introduces Python library for command lines

The Python Fire library, which Google has already used in its machine intelligence project, automatically converts code into a CLI

WebAssembly is ready for browsers to use

WebAssembly is ready for browsers to use

Really! The portable code format should be turned on by default in Firefox and Chrome by the end of the month, with Edge and Safari to follow

JSON's Crockford envisions post-JavaScript world

JSON's Crockford envisions post-JavaScript world

The industry luminary believes a successor language will need to be less cluttered and more secure

Java 9 gets July 27 release date

Java 9 gets July 27 release date

JDK 9, which features modularization and ahead-of-time compilation, will be released this summer

Gradle upgrade lets devs build Java apps faster for Android

Gradle upgrade lets devs build Java apps faster for Android

A new approach to configuration in Gradle 3.4 ends 'dreaded' classpath leakage

What’s new in Rails 5.1: Better JavaScript, for starters

What’s new in Rails 5.1: Better JavaScript, for starters

Rails 5.1 allows developers to manage JavaScript dependencies with Facebook's Yarn package manager

New JavaScript library invites developers to play with Canvas

New JavaScript library invites developers to play with Canvas

The Sandpit library uses the canvas 2D element for creative coding

Visual Studio cloud IDE gets smarter about builds

Visual Studio cloud IDE gets smarter about builds

Microsoft Teams Services adds GitHub integration and easier pull requests

Heroku: PaaS is future of development tools

Heroku: PaaS is future of development tools

Heroku CEO Adam Gross highlights the integral role of PaaS for companies ramping up customer-facing apps

Seastar C++ framework seeks to simplify coding

Seastar C++ framework seeks to simplify coding

Concepts capability that simplifies design will be featured in the next version of the event-driven framework

NativeScript 3.0 sets release with Angular 4

NativeScript 3.0 sets release with Angular 4

Meanwhile, the framework for building native iOS and Android apps in JavaScript has improved debugging and Angular performance

Slimmer, more nimble Visual Studio 2017 will ship March 7

Slimmer, more nimble Visual Studio 2017 will ship March 7

A multitude of improvements are planned for coding, startup and testing

Microsoft previews upcoming improvements in .Net

Microsoft previews upcoming improvements in .Net

C#, Visual Basic, and F# will get attention in a coordinated effort across Microsoft's development platform

Oracle bets the future of Java EE on REST APIs

Oracle bets the future of Java EE on REST APIs

Oracle sees REST as key to modernizing future versions of Java EE for microservices and the cloud

Pythonnet introduces Python to Microsoft .Net

Pythonnet introduces Python to Microsoft .Net

The package provides tools and scripting supported, but Python does not become a first-class CLR language

Skills certification on horizon for Node.js developers

Skills certification on horizon for Node.js developers

The Node.js Foundation is creating a Certified Developer program to help companies and developers gauge Node and JavaScript abilities

Pipenv project promises packaging panacea for Python

Pipenv project promises packaging panacea for Python

Pipenv combines PipFile, Pip, and Virtualenv into a single toolchain

Want to be a software developer? It's time to learn AI and data science

Want to be a software developer? It's time to learn AI and data science

Data science skills will become more important for coding as software is 'trained' via AI

Kotlin 1.1 beta gets JavaScript compilation

Kotlin 1.1 beta gets JavaScript compilation

The new version of the language also incorporates experimental support for co-routines on the JVM, Android, and JavaScript

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