Today one of the most frequent questions asked by the business owners and software developers is: “Why Java is so important?” Our 17 years’ experience in сustom services has shown that Java is crucial for development. It is simpler to use and learn, and very portable.
Now let’s consider some facts:
- Google's (Gmail & Youtube) is built on Java (and some other languages).
- Twitter (Netty) & Linkedin uses Java & Scala.
- Amazon, eBay, and Blogger use mainly Java.
- 3 billion devices run Java.
Development of Java projects is fast and far less costly. It results in a robust application which is reliable, bug-free, and portable to any device or operating system.
It is always great to follow experienced Java developers to keep track on the news and updates. However, today there are lots of voices trying to earn your attention and they are not always telling the right things. We have searched high and low and created a list of most resourceful and insightful Java experts for you to follow on social media.
Nicolas Fränkel is a Software Architect with 15 years experience of working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with narrower interests like Software Quality, Build Processes, and Rich Internet Applications. He has written few books on app development – probably that is why he is great in making difficult things sound easy-to-understand. In his Twitter, Nicolas regularly shares jokes, stories, and cases (here is one of our favorite Migrating a Spring Boot application to Java 9 – Compatibility.
Javin Paul has been working in Java, FIX Tutorial and Tibco RV messaging technology from past 7 years. Javin shares valuable “how-to” tutorials and insights (“3 Ways to reverse an Array in Java”, “Why we use threads in Java”, 10 points about volatile modifier or field in Java etc).
Thorben Janssen is famous as an author of the well-known bestselling book – Hibernate Tips – more than 70 solutions to common Hibernate problems. In his Twitter, Thorben regularly posts new Hibernate Tips where he gives answers to frequently asked questions – “How to select a POJO with a CriteriaQuery?”, “What is the difference between persist, save, merge and update?”, “How to map an association to a java.util.Map?”, and many others.
Adam Bien has been working as a freelancer with Java application development since JDK 1.0, with Servlets/EJB since 1.0 and before the advent of J2EE in several large-scale applications. Adam discusses JavaFX, Java EE (and more), he also consistently puts on online and offline events such as #GeeCON Prague or Java EE workshop in Munich, and shares this experience with followers in his articles and podcasts.
Arun Gupta – well-known Java enthusiast, author of best-selling book, Java Champion, Java Rockstar etc – it is impossible to highlight all his achievements in few sentences. As a member of Amazon Web Services’ Java development team, Arun does posts about AWS’ technological updates and use of Java in his work for Amazon. He shares all the information about AWS events – so if you are planning to visit one – follow Arun.
Mark Reinhold is a Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle. He shares his complete projects (recently, he has written about Jigsaw project), makes great jokes, and does Java consulting (in the previous month Mark has answered a number of questions under the hashtag #javatrain).
Pascal Alma is a senior software developer and Java engineer. He has been building and designing applications since 2001. His main focus in on Open Source toolstack (Spring Framework, Mule, JBoss) and SOA, Web Services and Cloud technologies.
Pascal writes an insightful blog – The Pragmatic Integrator, where he writes not only about Java (but his posts about Java are definitely worth attention) but also about Python, Spark, Swift etc.
Reza’s posts are mostly about his “ramblings on Java EE, Java SE and the crazy World of technology in general”. He also retweets other experts’ opinions (recently he shared the tweets of Gabriela Motroc, Pavel Pscheidl, Alex Theedom and many other great experts).
Markus Eisele is a Java community leader of German DOAG, founder of JavaLand, and a very well known figure in the Enterprise Java world. In Twitter and LinkedIn he shares his opinion about best webinars and conference dates, publishes his thoughts on future of Java development.
Maple is one of the best-known creators of online groups for Java developers. Simon Maple is known as a technical writer and editor at RebelLaps, a JavaOne rock star and ZeroTurnaround’s head of developer advocacy. He mostly shares the schedule new Java conferences, his impressions events, and cats (yes, we are serious).
At QArea, we are dedicated to gathering credible experts of Java development who have 10+ years of experience of doing challenging projects for the clients all over the world. If you have an idea for your breathtaking project – we are happy to make it real!
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