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 and Java.

What to do when free Java 8 updates end

Python’s popularity surges as a mainstay language

Python’s popularity surges as a mainstay language

Java, C, C++, VisualBasic.Net, Kotlin, Matlab, Rust, and TypeScript also gain while Ruby and F# slip

NetBeans 10 adds support for latest Java and PHP

NetBeans 10 adds support for latest Java and PHP

Key to NetBeans 10 is enhanced support for Java Development Kit (JDK) 11 as well as capabilities for PHP and the JUnit 5 testing framework for Java

Python to be guided by a steering council

Python to be guided by a steering council

An expected light touch may mean developers won’t notice much difference in how the language evolves

Red Hat offers support for open source Java on Windows

Red Hat offers support for open source Java on Windows

Pricing is not disclosed for the new OpenJDK support program

Clojure 1.10 upgrade supports modern Java

Clojure 1.10 upgrade supports modern Java

Functional JVM language offers more detail on programming errors

JDK 12 beta: The new features coming to Java 12

JDK 12 beta: The new features coming to Java 12

The first beta builds are available, with switch expressions to improve coding and allow pattern matching, and raw string literals to simplify multiline expressions

Java 12 could ax raw string literals

Java 12 could ax raw string literals

The beta capability won’t be ready in time for the March 2019 upgrade

Google Go roadmap: What to expect in Versions 2 and 1.13

Google Go roadmap: What to expect in Versions 2 and 1.13

Major themes emerging for Go 2 include support for better error-handling and generics

Amazon now has its own version of Java: Corretto

Amazon now has its own version of Java: Corretto

The Corretto 8 beta is now available, though its initial feature set is several years old

Java proposal would spot data races with a thread sanitizer

Java proposal would spot data races with a thread sanitizer

The effort would explore possibilities for integrating HotSpot and the JVM tool interface with performance monitoring and analysis

What’s new in Google’s V8 JavaScript engine Version 7

What’s new in Google’s V8 JavaScript engine Version 7

The V8 Version 7.1 beta focuses on memory and performance improvements

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