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.

Developers invited to try Rust Language Server alpha release

Developers invited to try Rust Language Server alpha release

The server enables IDEs and other tools use Mozilla's Rust programming language

Lambdascript project adds functional programming to Python

Lambdascript project adds functional programming to Python

The language project, still in the alpha stage, works with Python expressions and emphasizes literate programming

Microsoft drops pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Microsoft drops pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Starting in February, new Azure customers will be sent to Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program in lieu of the MPSA-based pay-as-you-go license

The year ahead for Java, JavaScript, Swift and Universal Windows

The year ahead for Java, JavaScript, Swift and Universal Windows

Java and Swift will see significant upgrades, while JavaScript frameworks and Microsoft tooling will transform

Microsoft closes door on Visual Studio’s Team Rooms

Microsoft closes door on Visual Studio’s Team Rooms

For future collaboration, Microsoft encourages alternatives like Slack or its own Team Services

Facebook's React JavaScript library faces new challenger

Facebook's React JavaScript library faces new challenger

The small, lightweight Inferno library offers a major speed boost as well as server-side render streams, better real-world performance, and lower memory consumption

Developers get new Git code-hosting option

Developers get new Git code-hosting option

The open source, multiplatform Gitea project for lightweight code-hosting is written in Go

Microsoft's ChakraCore adds support for WebAssembly

Microsoft's ChakraCore adds support for WebAssembly

Version 1.4 of the JavaScript engine core adds experimental support for the WebAssembly portable code format

Q&A: Puppet CEO foresees DevOps going mainstream

Q&A: Puppet CEO foresees DevOps going mainstream

Sanjay Mirchandani also talks about product directions, containers, microservices

Web-friendly Smalltalk gets some JavaScript upgrades

Web-friendly Smalltalk gets some JavaScript upgrades

The open source Amber derivative bridges Smalltalk syntax to JavaScript code

Win-win: Open-source .Net pays off for devs

Win-win: Open-source .Net pays off for devs

By open-sourcing .Net Core, Microsoft is reaping the rewards -- as are the developers

Expect a Swift upgrade this spring

Expect a Swift upgrade this spring

Version 3.1 will get package manager and standard library improvements, then it’s on to Swift 4

Rails web framework dumps jQuery library

Rails web framework dumps jQuery library

The venerated library is being removed in favor of a new Ruby gem that uses vanilla JavaScript

Apple Swift attracts a bunch of coding tools

Apple Swift attracts a bunch of coding tools

The Swift community offers a host of tools to help power Apple’s soaring programming language

TypeScript 2.1 ups ease of use while adding expressive code

TypeScript 2.1 ups ease of use while adding expressive code

The latest version of Microsoft's typed JavaScript superset picks up down-level async functions and mapped types

Angular 3 coming hot on the heels of Angular 2

Angular 3 coming hot on the heels of Angular 2

Angular 3 will have better tooling and will generate less code; Google also is promising a new major version twice a year

2 JavaScript insiders predict its future features

2 JavaScript insiders predict its future features

ECMAScript insiders say the new features present complicated problems but are optimistic about their inclusion in future versions of JavaScript

Document-style language targets citizen developers

Document-style language targets citizen developers

The Eve language focuses on documents and records rather than code, letting developers create based on how people think instead of on how code is compiled

WebAssembly available as release candidate

WebAssembly available as release candidate

A browser preview backed by Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft is now ready, with the final official specification expected in Q1 of 2017

Next step after Node.js is a framework for 'universal' JavaScript apps

Next step after Node.js is a framework for 'universal' JavaScript apps

Next.js, a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications, builds on the work started by Node.js

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