This Blog Is Dead, Long Lives My Newsletter!
The Blog is Dead…
I stopped publishing to this blog in May 2021. So a year and half later, I acknowledge this officially: My blog is dead!
…But the Newsletter is Alive!
But I still write — and more than ever: My monthly “Java Full-Stack Report” newsletter recommends 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 59 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.
All back-end frameworks lost job ad share to Jakarta EE. VS Code was #2 in IDE job ads, beating IntelliJ. React still only had a slim job ads lead over Angular. Python beat Java by 3x for Udemy course buyers. In Stack Overflow questions, Postgres overtook MySQL, and Gradle surpassed Maven.
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