Stories by Paul Krill

Microsoft kicks off C# 7 language planning

Designers are off and running with plans for the next generation of Microsoft's C# language, with key themes centering on data management, performance, and reliability.

New Aurelia framework wants in on JavaScript riches

A wide variety of technologies has piggybacked JavaScript, including Famo.us, AngularJS, Meteor, and Node.js. A new entrant, Aurelia, offers another angle as a modular framework enabling customization and accommodating the latest ECMAScript technologies.

IT jobs outlook: High demand, higher salaries

With the hot job market for technology professionals, it is not surprising that salaries are up, too  though only a bit.

Microsoft debuts TypeScript 1.4

With TypeScript 1.4, Microsoft offers accommodations for ECMAScript and type system improvements to developers.

Compile C# to JavaScript with DuoCode

A new compiler lets programmers use their C# skills to build JavaScript and HTML5 Web applications. By integrating with Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE and leveraging Microsoft's Roslyn compiler technology, the DuoCode compiler enables cross-compiling of C# code into JavaScript, for sharing of code between JavaScript and Windows applications.

Hiring streak stays hot for tech pros

Tech professionals continue to have rosy prospects in the job market.

Java focuses on modularity, real-time apps in 2015

It's full speed ahead for modular and real-time Java efforts early in the new year.

Next-gen Rust language moves to 1.0 alpha

Rust, positioned as a fast systems programming language immune to most crashes, has moved to a feature-complete 1.0 alpha release stage.

Google Go upgrade banks on Go itself

Plans for the upcoming Google Go 1.5 release have Google eating its own dog food, so to speak.

Microsoft adds TouchDevelop capabilities to Windows App Studio

Microsoft's Windows App Studio, an online tool for quickly building Windows and Windows Phone apps, has been integrated with TouchDevelop, a "touch-friendly" programming language for writing code directly on a device. But the company also is steering users over to its comprehensive Visual Studio 2013 software development platform if they want to change Windows 8.0 apps written with the App Studio tool.

Google hitches cloud data analysis to Java SDK

Google is offering a Java SDK to integrate with the Google Cloud Dataflow managed service for analyzing live streaming data as part of its effort to broaden support for the platform.

Developers get real numbers on JavaScript library usage

Open source developers interested in gauging usage of JavaScript libraries across the Web now can find out via Libscore, an online service being launched this week.

QuaggaJS offers JavaScript-based barcode scanning

JavaScript, more commonly known for its dominance in client-side Web application development, is being extended to the realm of barcode scanners. With QuaggaJS, a developer in Austria is developing a barcode scanner written in JavaScript and supporting real-time localization as well as decoding of barcodes like EAN and Code128.

Django REST upgrades focus on developers, then users

The Django REST framework, a toolkit for building Web APIs to back-end services, is undergoing a series of upgrades covering under-the-hood capabilities as well as developer and user features.

Faster Ruby on Rails rolls into the station

The Ruby on Rails Web development framework has plenty of rivals these days on the JavaScript front, but the framework keeps chugging along, with multiple upgrades on the horizon.