Stories by Paul Krill

Jsblocks: Client-side JavaScript 'for any kind of application'

The world of JavaScript frameworks just keeps growing. One of the latest entrants, jsblocks, is being positioned as more powerful than Backbone and faster or more flexible than React, Meteor, and AngularJS.

By Paul Krill | 28 May, 2015 06:41

Tags: application development, Mode, software, javascript

Java at 20: Its successes, failures, and future

Although Java was developed at Sun Microsystems, Oracle has served as the platform's steward since acquiring Sun in early 2010. During that time, Oracle has released Java 7 and Java 8, with version 9 due up next year. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill recently spoke to Oracle's Georges Saab, vice president of software development for the Java Platform Group, about the occasion of Java's 20th anniversary.

By Paul Krill | 21 May, 2015 02:03

Tags: Sun Microsystems, java, infoworld, software, Oracle

Windows goes Node for Microsoft's Internet of Things

Microsoft is linking Node.js to Windows 10 and the Internet of things, leveraging its Chakra JavaScript engine to get Node.js running on Windows on ARM.

By Paul Krill | 20 May, 2015 23:53

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Java at 20: The programming juggernaut rolls on

What began as an experiment in consumer electronics in the early 1990s celebrates its 20th anniversary as a staple of enterprise computing this week. Java has become a dominant platform, able to run wherever the Java Virtual Machine is supported, forging ahead despite the rise of rival languages and recent tribulations with security.

By Paul Krill | 19 May, 2015 00:47

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, IBM, Sun Microsystems, java, software, Forrester Research, Oracle

Reunited: io.js rejoins with Node.js

A merger between Node.js and the io.js fork is afoot, with the io.js faction even joining the Node.js Foundation for governance of the popular server-side JavaScript platform.

By Paul Krill | 16 May, 2015 06:43

Tags: software, javascript, Node.js Foundation

Node.js project lead steps aside

With Node.js, the popular server-side JavaScript platform, being moved to a new governance model and new platforms, the current project lead will be stepping down.

By Paul Krill | 09 May, 2015 06:09

Tags: Node.js, software, Joyent

All eyes on Android at Google I/O

While Google is known for a multitude of technologies, including search and cloud services, it's the Android mobile development platform that will take center stage at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco the last week in May.

By Paul Krill | 08 May, 2015 20:14

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, Android, smartphones

Io.js 2.0: Node.js fork moves forward

Version 2.0 of io.js, a fork of the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, is now available, with conformance to the ECMAScript 6 specification a key improvement. Io.js 2.0 also supports a new version of Google's V8 JavaScript engine.

By Paul Krill | 08 May, 2015 00:52

Tags: Google, software, javascript

Mark your calendars: Java 9 lands next year

Java 9 would arrive on Sept. 22, 2016, under a proposed schedule posted online by a prominent Oracle Java official this week.

By Paul Krill | 08 May, 2015 00:45

Tags: java, software, twitter, Oracle

Nginx open source server gets TCP load-balancing

With the release of the Nginx 1.9.0 Web server, Nginx has taken TCP load-balancing capabilities from its commercial Nginx Plus product and fitted it to the company's open source technology.

By Paul Krill | 06 May, 2015 20:08

Tags: NGINX, servers, hardware systems

Microsoft open-sources JavaScript tools

Continuing its overtures toward open source, Microsoft is unveiling technologies for packaging applications and remotely debugging JavaScript.

By Paul Krill | 02 May, 2015 00:06

Tags: business issues, W3C, Microsoft, 3C, WD, Microsoft .Net

Microsoft woos Android, iOS devs with porting toolkit

It's no secret that Microsoft has had little success competing against Google Android or Apple iOS. But the PC software giant will give it another try with tools enabling developers to use code written for Android and iOS on Windows 10 devices.

By Paul Krill | 30 April, 2015 20:09

Tags: Apple, Microsoft Windows, Google, Microsoft, Windows, objective, software, operating systems, myer

Microsoft preaches the gospel of universal apps at Build

With its universal Windows apps concept, Microsoft is promoting the notion of apps that can be developed once and run across a variety of form factors. Unsurprisingly, the universal apps effort will be prominent at this week's Microsoft Build 2015 developer conference.

By Paul Krill | 29 April, 2015 20:15

Tags: application development, Microsoft, software

Internet of things and Azure headline Microsoft Build

The Internet of things will get considerable airing at Microsoft's Build developer conference this week, with the company planning to detail both its vision and architecture for the large-scale connected-devices concept. Microsoft's Azure cloud platform is key to the company's plans.

By Paul Krill | 29 April, 2015 00:32

Tags: microsoft azure, Microsoft, Internet of Things, software, internet

New Node.js coalition spotlights enterprises

Another industry organization focused on Node.js has formed, albeit one with sparse membership at this juncture.

By Paul Krill | 28 April, 2015 00:29

Tags: application development, Node.js, Intuit, software, paypal

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