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.

Sun Microsystems founders celebrate legacy

Software jobs pay twice the national average

Software jobs pay twice the national average

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

Oracle pits GraalVM against Google Go

Oracle pits GraalVM against Google Go

Oracle touts the fast startup and small memory footprint of the polyglot VM, which will soon be upgraded to Java 11

JDK 14: The new features in Java 14

JDK 14: The new features in Java 14

Switch expressions and NVM-supporting file mapping byte buffers are slated for the next version of standard Java due in 2020

JavaFX 13 adds support for native rendering

JavaFX 13 adds support for native rendering

Upgrade to the rich client platform for Java allows developers to integrate technologies such as OpenGL and WebGL for powerful visualizations

Dart language taps machine learning for code completion

Dart language taps machine learning for code completion

Google’s Dart 2.5 SDK features previews of machine learning powered code completion and a foreign function interface for C interoperability

Jabel brings post-Java 8 features to Java 8 users

Jabel brings post-Java 8 features to Java 8 users

Using the ‘annotation processor,’ developers can take advantage of the latest Java language features and still compile to Java 8 bytecode

Eclipse Jakarta EE arrives

Eclipse Jakarta EE arrives

Two years after taking over Java EE from Oracle, the Eclipse Foundation has shipped its implementation of Java EE 8

OpenJDK proposal would speed up Java G1 garbage collector

OpenJDK proposal would speed up Java G1 garbage collector

The new -XX:-G1UseConcRefinement flag would turn off concurrent refinement and allow G1 to use a throughput post-write barrier

Kubernetes-native Quarkus Java ready for testing

Kubernetes-native Quarkus Java ready for testing

Red Hat’s Quarkus project is a small-footprint Java stack designed for container-based, cloud-native applications

Kotlin 1.4 to improve null-check capabilities

Kotlin 1.4 to improve null-check capabilities

The Kotlin Foundation also released Kotlin 1.3.50, which focuses on APIs and NPM dependencies

Ruby on Rails 6.0 adds rich text capabilities

Ruby on Rails 6.0 adds rich text capabilities

JavaScript, database support also get nods

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