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.

Eclipse IDE Photon release train arrives with Rust but no Jakarta EE

Eclipse IDE Photon release train arrives with Rust but no Jakarta EE

The 2018 release offers native Eclipse IDE capabilities for the Rust and C# languages, as well as new Java support

Oracle now requires a subscription to use Java SE

Oracle now requires a subscription to use Java SE

One-time licenses won’t be available for Java SE 8 or later, but separate support contracts also go away

Ryan Dahl’s Node.js regrets lead to Deno

Ryan Dahl’s Node.js regrets lead to Deno

Deno is an in-development secure TypeScript runtime built on the same Google V8 JavaScript engine as Node.js

Nashorn JavaScript engine for JVM could be axed

Nashorn JavaScript engine for JVM could be axed

OpenJDK proposal says maintaining Nashorn has become a challenge due to rapid changes to the ECMAScript language

The future of Java: How Jakarta EE will unfold under Eclipse

The future of Java: How Jakarta EE will unfold under Eclipse

The open source tools organization wants to adopt Docker, NoSQL, and Kubernetes in enterprise Java, while standardizing on Maven and Jenkins

Apache Wicket Java 8 upgrade only partially supports lambdas

Apache Wicket Java 8 upgrade only partially supports lambdas

The open source Java web framework continues to subclasses for extensions, due to memory and performance issues

Oracle plans to dump risky Java serialization

Oracle plans to dump risky Java serialization

A “horrible mistake” from 1997, the Java object serialization capability for encoding objects has serious security issues

Java will no longer have ‘major’ releases

Java will no longer have ‘major’ releases

The twice-yearly Java releases will get new version numbers, but they won’t have the degree of change that whole version numbers have historically indicated

Python, Scala climb the ranks of language popularity

Python, Scala climb the ranks of language popularity

Python’s rise has been steady, while Scala’s rise this time may last longer than before

Dojo 2: What the JavaScript toolkit’s new version offers

Dojo 2: What the JavaScript toolkit’s new version offers

14 years after the first version's debut, the revamped Dojo Version 2 provides a widget system and support for progressive web apps

Scala roadmap: What features to expect in Scala 3

Scala roadmap: What features to expect in Scala 3

A new compiler is the main new feature of the functional, object-oriented language—as well as binary incompatibility with Scala 2

Oracle sets date for end of Java 8 updates

Oracle sets date for end of Java 8 updates

After January 2019, businesses will need a commercial license to receive updates for Oracle Java SE products

What’s new with Eclipse’s Jakarta EE Java

What’s new with Eclipse’s Jakarta EE Java

GlassFish app server, Jakarta EE Java implementation set to move forward with cloud native focus

What’s new in Oracle’s GraalVM multilanguage virtual machine

What’s new in Oracle’s GraalVM multilanguage virtual machine

The universal virtual machine enters production status

15 Java frameworks that give developers a boost

15 Java frameworks that give developers a boost

Java development frameworks can help developers get an application up and running faster, offering code reuse and eliminating the task of building boilerplate code

What’s new in the Sails Node.js framework

What’s new in the Sails Node.js framework

Sails.js 1.0 features async/await capabilities and a web template

Java 11 roadmap: The new features you can expect

Java 11 roadmap: The new features you can expect

CORBA, Java EE, and JavaFX support will be removed, while just a handful of new features are being added—so far

GitHub’s tool reduces open source software license violations

GitHub’s tool reduces open source software license violations

Called Licensed, the tool finds license dependencies early in the development life cycle

What’s new for developers in Android P

What’s new for developers in Android P

Kotlin, machine learning, and greater app compatibility get attention in the latest Google developer tools

JavaFX will be removed from the Java JDK

JavaFX will be removed from the Java JDK

Oracle’s rich media web technology will be broken out of standard Java as of JDK 11, and will proceed at its own pace

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