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 and Java.

Java 12 could ax raw string literals

GitHub improves its status reporting

GitHub improves its status reporting

More granular information will be provided on site issues

What’s new in Visual Studio 2019: The first beta arrives

What’s new in Visual Studio 2019: The first beta arrives

Collaboration and AI will attention along with performance and productivity

Microsoft open-sources WPF, WinForms, and WinUI XAML

Microsoft open-sources WPF, WinForms, and WinUI XAML

Developers will be able to contribute to these technologies on GitHub, as well as build a private copy of the UI stack

Visual Basic.Net soars but may tumble soon

Visual Basic.Net soars but may tumble soon

Although professional developers don’t think much of the language, Visual Basic.Net has many dedicated office applications

JDK 12 beta: The new features coming to Java 12

JDK 12 beta: The new features coming to Java 12

The first beta builds are available, with switch expressions to improve coding and allow pattern matching, and raw string literals to simplify multiline expressions

What’s new in AWS Lambda

What’s new in AWS Lambda

Lambda Layers provides code management and Lambda Runtime API provides custom runtime selection

Amazon now has its own version of Java: Corretto

Amazon now has its own version of Java: Corretto

The Corretto 8 beta is now available, though its initial feature set is several years old

Java proposal would spot data races with a thread sanitizer

Java proposal would spot data races with a thread sanitizer

The effort would explore possibilities for integrating HotSpot and the JVM tool interface with performance monitoring and analysis

First Houdini APIs for CSS layout debut

First Houdini APIs for CSS layout debut

The W3C effort is meant to give developers more control over how a web page looks

Google investigates faster, more-private webpage transitions

Google investigates faster, more-private webpage transitions

The Chrome team works on specs for fast loading and multipage sites

C# roadmap: What to expect in Microsoft.Net’s C# 8.0

C# roadmap: What to expect in Microsoft.Net’s C# 8.0

Index types, nullable reference types, default interfaces, and async streams should improve code quality and make software more flexible over the long term

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