How to Build Java Applications Today?

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I Help You Answer This Question!

In my monthly “Java Full-Stack Report”, I recommend IDEs, build tools, JVM languages, databases, back-end frameworks, web frameworks, and mobile app frameworks. I also cover essential releases and news.

This report is different because it measures popularity by observing what all Java developers do: job ads from 62 countries, online training students, Stack Overflow questions, and Google searches. My recommendations are based on that popularity, industry analysis, and my 23 years of Java experience.

Why popularity? Because picking a popular technology makes our developer life easier: easier to learn, easier to build, debug & deploy, easier to find jobs/hire, and easier to convince teammates & bosses. Now popularity can make a difference in two situations: When multiple technologies score similarly, we could go for the most popular one. And when a technology is very unpopular, we may not use it.

This month: Technology Index on the front page, Java patch updates, major releases for Gradle and IntelliJ, Microsoft joins Jakarta EE and MicroProfile Working Groups, and maybe give up GitHub.


I also help you get started with technologies that are important for us Java developers.


I share slides, videos, additional information, and links to get started for my conference and JUG talks.

Why Should You Listen to Me?

  • I’ve been a full-stack Java developer for 23 years. And I still write code nearly every single day.
  • As a Java news reporter at InfoQ, I know what’s happening in the software development world.
  • As CTO of my own SaaS start-up, I’m constantly evaluating how to better build & run a Java back-end, a web front-end, and native mobile apps.

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