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.

Why Python and C# can’t displace Java, C, or C++

Why Python and C# can’t displace Java, C, or C++

As the programming language field gets more crowded and developers use more languages in their code, Python and C# suffer from inherent limits

The road to Java 9: Twice-yearly releases are coming

The road to Java 9: Twice-yearly releases are coming

A move to GPL license and open-sourcing the JDK are also planned to make it easier for developers to adopt Java in their software

The case for Oracle to cede control of Java SE

The case for Oracle to cede control of Java SE

Turning over the platform to an open source foundation could broaden the Java community, but don’t look for it to happen soon

What to expect in Java 9’s JDK: More than modularity

What to expect in Java 9’s JDK: More than modularity

Modularity, compilation, REPL, and more highlight the first major change to the Java Development Kit in more than three years

Jenkins Blue Ocean UI to provide code quality insights

Jenkins Blue Ocean UI to provide code quality insights

Next-generation UI for Jenkins adds code quality trending and richer pipeline editing capabilities to the road map

OpenJDK may tackle Java security gaps with secretive group

OpenJDK may tackle Java security gaps with secretive group

The private group would tackle code vulnerabilities that currently are handled without coordination—or not at all

Oracle doesn't want Java EE any more

Oracle doesn't want Java EE any more

Oracle wants someone else to lead enterprise Java, though it says it will stay involved. Apache and Eclipse are likely candidates to take over Java EE

The most popular IDEs? Visual Studio and Eclipse

The most popular IDEs? Visual Studio and Eclipse

Visual Studio and Eclipse top the PYPL popularity index of desktop IDEs, while Cloud9 and JSFiddle lead in the cloud

What’s new in Java EE 8

What’s new in Java EE 8

The upgrade retools enterprise Java for cloud and microservices environments

How Google’s Go language could be improved

How Google’s Go language could be improved

Go contributors find common ground on improvements in language server, crypto code, compilation, and garbage collection

Where are the best software developers? Not Silicon Valley

Where are the best software developers? Not Silicon Valley

Technical recruiter HackerRank says the best developers are in Washington and Wyoming, based on the results of its coding skills tests

Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments

Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments

Project handles configuration and provisioning of Lambda functions and related AWS services with a plain-text manifest file

Survey says Python is tops with developers

Survey says Python is tops with developers

Packt survey finds Python is the most commonly used tool, while Splunk, Hadoop, and Kafka skills draw the highest pay

Go language soars to new heights in popularity

Go language soars to new heights in popularity

For the first time, Go makes the top 10 in the Tiobe index of programming language popularity

Luna brings visual development to functional programming

Luna brings visual development to functional programming

Developers typically start sketching components and dependencies on a whiteboard before coding, so Luna’s creators argue that it doesn’t make sense to then implement that logic only in text

Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

The annual coordinated release covers 83 projects, including Linux Tools, PDT, Sirius, and EGit

The road to Java 9: Modular Java finally gets OK'd

The road to Java 9: Modular Java finally gets OK'd

IBM, Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, and others decide to stand out of the way of the controversial technology’s deployment in Java 9

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

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

The upgrade is slated for an initial release candidate build today

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

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