Stories by Paul Krill

Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

Facebook has open-sourced ComponentKit, its React-inspired framework for iOS,

By Paul Krill | 27 March, 2015 00:06

Tags: Mobile Development, Development tools, application development, GitHub, objective, software, Facebook

Microsoft brings Node.js debugging to Visual Studio

With NTVS (Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio) released Wednesday, Microsoft is enabling its Windows software development platform for use as a Node.js IDE.

By Paul Krill | 26 March, 2015 22:25

Tags: Development tools, application development, Node.js, Microsoft, software

Facebook pushes Messenger as future of business communication

Facebook is positioning its Messenger app as a way to improve communications between online businesses and their customers.

By Paul Krill | 26 March, 2015 07:19

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, Facebook

Marketers can't keep up on updating their mobile apps

Companies' user-facing mobile apps are not being updated enough, according to a report released by Forrester Research on the state of mobile app development by "e-business professionals," meaning those who develop applications for marketing and customer-facing reasons.

By Paul Krill | 25 March, 2015 01:58

Tags: Mobile Development, mobile applications, mobile, Forrester Research

Developer: Dump JavaScript for faster Web loading

Web pages would be loaded quicker sans JavaScript via a proposal being floated by the editor of a fashion magazine, possibly as part of a still-theoretical "HTML6."

By Paul Krill | 24 March, 2015 04:23

Tags: W3C, 3C, software, javascript, World Wide Web Consortium

Instant feedback arrives for JavaScript code testing

Developers looking for quick results when testing JavaScript code could have a solution with the Wallaby.js test runner tool, a code coverage technology intended to offer nearly immediate reporting of results.

By Paul Krill | 21 March, 2015 06:52

Tags: application development, JetBrains, software, javascript

Scriptr: Write your Internet of Things in JavaScript

Scriptr, the company behind the the scripting engine launched this week, is looking to link developers to the Internet of things.

By Paul Krill | 21 March, 2015 02:09

Tags: Internet of Things, Scriptr, javascript, internet

Microsoft open-sources .Net build system

MSBuild, the build platform for Microsoft's Visual Studio toolset and the .Net Platform, is now open source, marking the software giant's latest embrace of the open source movement.

By Paul Krill | 20 March, 2015 01:35

Tags: Made, GitHub, Microsoft, Microsoft .Net, software

Scala.js lets you compile Scala to JavaScript

Scala, developed as a functional and object-oriented language for the Java Virtual Machine, is now multiplatform, with developers using it in abundance on JavaScript via Scala.js, Scala founder Martin Odersky says.

By Paul Krill | 19 March, 2015 00:55

Tags: Languages and standards, application development, Microsoft, software, javascript

Oracle lays out Lego-like future of Java

Developers have plenty to look forward to in Java, given efforts afoot to add modularization and improvements data access and performance.

By Paul Krill | 14 March, 2015 00:58

Tags: application development, lego, java, software, Oracle

Dumped by Pivotal, Groovy moves to Apache

With Pivotal about to pull funding for Groovy, the dynamic language project is moving over to the Apache Software Foundation. Groovy has been formally submitted to Apache and is on a path to becoming a top-level project, Apache said on Wednesday.

By Paul Krill | 13 March, 2015 00:54

Tags: Development tools, application development, Pivotal, software, Apache Software Foundation

Facebook nets billions in savings from Open Compute Project

Facebook, by adhering to the Open Compute Project it founded in October 2011, has saved more than $2 billion over the past three years, a company official said Tuesday at the Open Compute Summit Conference in Silicon Valley.

By Paul Krill | 12 March, 2015 00:34

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, Open Compute Project, Data Center, Facebook

JavaScript goes native for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps

NativeScript, a Telerik technology for building multiplatform native mobile apps from a single code base, is set to go to a 1.0 release in late April. Telerik is launching a beta program this week for the open source NativeScript.

By Paul Krill | 11 March, 2015 01:30

Tags: Mobile Development, mobile applications, GitHub, mobile, Telerik

JavaScript unites Microsoft and Google

Version 2.0 of the popular AngularJS JavaScript framework will be built on TypeScript, Microsoft's superset of the scripting language that compiles to JavaScript, thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Google.

By Paul Krill | 07 March, 2015 01:43

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, Google, Microsoft, infoworld, software, javascript

Java update spotlights JavaScript, memory usage

With a planned update to Java today, Oracle looks to improve memory management, native packaging, JavaScript compatibility, and usability.

By Paul Krill | 04 March, 2015 07:32

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, java, software, Oracle

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