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.

Software jobs pay twice the national average

Software jobs pay twice the national average

Software.org report finds software jobs not only pay twice as much, but are growing at twice the rate of US jobs overall

JDK 13: The new features in Java 13

JDK 13: The new features in Java 13

Java 13 arrives with improvements to garbage collection, application class-data sharing, and text blocks

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

Survey reveals most-used CSS features and tools

Survey reveals most-used CSS features and tools

State of CSS 2019 report details which CSS features and tools developers use, which they don’t use, and which they prefer

Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud connect

Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud connect

Direct network connection and identity interoperability allow customers to run workloads across the Microsoft and Oracle clouds

GitHub Desktop 2.0 adds rebasing and stashing

GitHub Desktop 2.0 adds rebasing and stashing

Latest GitHub client for Windows and MacOS smoothes context switching and tightens integration with GitHub pull requests

GitHub launches GitHub Package Registry

GitHub launches GitHub Package Registry

GitHub Package Registry allows developers to publish private or a public packages alongside their source code

Java proposal addresses scarcity of keywords for new features

Java proposal addresses scarcity of keywords for new features

JDK enhancement proposal embraces hyphenated keywords for the sake of compatibility and readability

Rust language project addresses loose ends

Rust language project addresses loose ends

2019 Rust project roadmap promises better governance, a more polished language spec, and the completion of longstanding requests

Nornir offers Python-based network-management automation

Nornir offers Python-based network-management automation

The alternative to Ansible promises less work for automation developers

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