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.

Stack Overflow adds developer IQ scores to profiles

Stack Overflow adds developer IQ scores to profiles

Developers can test—and publicize—their proficiency across 63 categories

Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019

Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019

Oddly, JDK 8 will get public updates even after updates end for the later JDK 9 and JDK 10 Java releases

What’s new in Google’s Go language

What’s new in Google’s Go language

Version 1.10 offers compiler toolchain and performance improvements but no substantive language changes

Eclipse’s enterprise Java roadmap: more services coming

Eclipse’s enterprise Java roadmap: more services coming

The JSON-B API, more cloud and microservices support, two XML efforts, web tags, and a JavaBeans Action Framework are among the planned elements

What’s new in ECMAScript 2018

What’s new in ECMAScript 2018

Two new features for the specification underlying JavaScript are finalized and four others are under consideration

What’s new in Ruby 2.5

What’s new in Ruby 2.5

The dynamic web language gets faster, has quicker documentation

C completes comeback in programming popularity

C completes comeback in programming popularity

How C won 2017's Programming Language of the Year award from the Tiobe Index

2017: The year in programming languages

2017: The year in programming languages

Java, JavaScript, Kotlin, TypeScript, and C++ all saw big changes in their capabilities

Java JDK 10: What new features to expect in the next Java

Java JDK 10: What new features to expect in the next Java

Technologies from several projects will provide a pipeline of new capabilities in Java 10 and later versions

What’s next for the Groovy language: The 2018 roadmap

What’s next for the Groovy language: The 2018 roadmap

Apache Foundation's plans for Groovy include upgrades for modularity and functional-style programming

EE4J: Eclipse’s replacement for Java EE unveiled

EE4J: Eclipse’s replacement for Java EE unveiled

Eclipse Foundation unveils nine EE4J proposals covering Java NIO, REST, web services, JSON, messaging, middleware, and WebSockets

Kotlin frameworks: A survey of JVM development tools

Kotlin frameworks: A survey of JVM development tools

The Java alternative is gaining more support in the form of frameworks, including established tools like Spring Framework and Vert.x

Beta JetBrains IDE moves Kotlin apps out of the JVM

Beta JetBrains IDE moves Kotlin apps out of the JVM

The Kotlin/Native preview’s supported target platforms include MacOS, iOS, Ubuntu Linux, and Raspberry Pi

ZGC large-heap Java garbage collector may go open source

ZGC large-heap Java garbage collector may go open source

Votes are due by November 8 to approve the project request, which could compete with Red Hat’s Shenandoah

Stack Overflow reveals the most-disliked programming languages

Stack Overflow reveals the most-disliked programming languages

Stack Overflow Jobs data shows that developers would prefer not to work with Perl, Delphi, Visual Basic, and PHP

What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.0

What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.0

Google's development suite for mobile apps adds Kotlin, improves Java 8 and other build and debug tools, and supports Instant Apps

Which tools support Java 9’s new modularity features

Which tools support Java 9’s new modularity features

Apache Ant, Apache Maven, Eclipse IDE, Gradle, Jenkins, and IntelliJ Idea don’t all yet support this key new capability in Java SE

Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Now that Google has endorsed Kotlin for Android development, Java-based mobile developers could become dinosaurs

Java microservices profile gets fault-tolerance capabilities

Java microservices profile gets fault-tolerance capabilities

MicroProfile 1.2 also adds interoperability with JSON web tokens for more consistent security

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