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.

JDK 13: The new features in Java 13

Golang 1.13 adds number literal prefixes

Golang 1.13 adds number literal prefixes

Go language extensions should make it easier for programmers to move between Go and other C-family languages

Ruffle project hopes to resurrect Flash Player

Ruffle project hopes to resurrect Flash Player

The project uses Rust and WebAssembly to allow playback of Flash media more securely than the original Adobe player

Ruby on Rails 6.0 adds rich text capabilities

Ruby on Rails 6.0 adds rich text capabilities

JavaScript, database support also get nods

Microsoft buys jClarity to boost Java on Azure

Microsoft buys jClarity to boost Java on Azure

Better performance, increased Java community engagement are the goals

CloudBees readies software delivery management, Jenkins X via SaaS

CloudBees readies software delivery management, Jenkins X via SaaS

The SaaS services are an attempt to commercialize and expand its CI/CD tools

PHP plus: P++ proposal would create a stricter dialect

PHP plus: P++ proposal would create a stricter dialect

It's not a fork, but a stricter version that could leave compatibility baggage behind and add new features more easily

Eclipse enterprise Java is due in September 2019

Eclipse enterprise Java is due in September 2019

Eclipse says Jakarta EE 8 will be fully compatible with Java EE 8, with better cloud and microservices support slated for future versions

OpenJDK proposal: Dump Mercurial for Git

OpenJDK proposal: Dump Mercurial for Git

Proposal would migrate single-repo OpenJDK projects from Mercurial to Git for smaller repo sizes and superior tooling

Visual Studio Code: Stepping on Visual Studio’s toes?

Visual Studio Code: Stepping on Visual Studio’s toes?

Microsoft’s increasingly capable open-source code editor is casting a shadow over its signature IDE

A plan to bring Java to iOS

A plan to bring Java to iOS

OpenJDK Mobile would use ahead-of-time compilation to create Apple-approved executables that run without the JVM

Oracle Java updates have become easier to ignore

Oracle Java updates have become easier to ignore

If the five new features in the new JDK don’t excite you, just remember the next JDK is only six months away

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