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 HTML5, Java, and Flash.

The road to Java 9: Only critical bugs getting fixed now

Ruby’s decline in popularity may be permanent

Ruby’s decline in popularity may be permanent

Still in the top 10 of RedMonk’s language rankings, Ruby faces tough competition from Go, Rust, Swift, and Kotlin

CheerpJ converts Java apps into JavaScript for the web

CheerpJ converts Java apps into JavaScript for the web

Applications and Java libraries are converted to web applications, so there is no need for plug-ins or Java installations

JVM may get upgrade to support today’s multicore processors

JVM may get upgrade to support today’s multicore processors

Proposed JVM specification changes would support a prototype of value classes

Scala goes skinny: Ammonite tunes the heavyweight for simple tasks

Scala goes skinny: Ammonite tunes the heavyweight for simple tasks

An interactive REPL and system shell capabilities highlight the coming Version 1.0 release

Kotlin’s a rising star in language popularity index

Kotlin’s a rising star in language popularity index

Other languages on the move include R, Hack, and Rust, while Python cements its position as the king of there dynamically typed languages

The state of Java 9

The state of Java 9

The shift to modularity has bedeviled Java, but Oracle says it's mending fences and moving forward. Here's what you can expect from Java 9

Java 9 delayed due to modularity controversy

Java 9 delayed due to modularity controversy

Oracle has proposed a September release date for Java 9, following modularity controversy

NPM 5 reworks the cache for speed, but could break existing apps

NPM 5 reworks the cache for speed, but could break existing apps

Other changes target better fault tolerance, garbage collection, and auto-saving

Kubernetes foundation takes on container networking

Kubernetes foundation takes on container networking

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds another open source project to its container-centric toolbelt

Google’s Firebase taps serverless Cloud Functions

Google’s Firebase taps serverless Cloud Functions

Firebase features a cross-platform SDK with capabilities for cloud data storage and synchronization across devices

Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

Temporarily permitting illegal reflective access from code on the class path could support a more relaxed migration to the modular Java platform

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