Java Full-Stack Report March 2022: Stand-Up
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This is my personal look back at the last month.
Popularity trends are now everywhere. This makes it easier to see how competing technologies gain or lose against each other!
- Job ads and students at Udemy compared just two values in a bar chart (examples here and here). Now they show the trend in a line chart, like Google searches and Stack Overflow questions have always done (examples here and here).
- I summarize the popularity trends of each category in two sentences. That’s now the first bullet of the summary (here’s an example). It also shows in a new “Popularity Trends” section of the Technology Index (example here).
- Finally, I summarize everything again in a single, though long sentence for the report’s main page (example).
I also simplified the explanation of popularity. I used a funnel in the past. The problem was that the first three funnel stages showed developer popularity, while the last one was employer popularity. So I think they didn’t belong into the same funnel after all. So the funnel is gone, and employer popularity is now the first category mentioned for each technology. That simplifies my section on how to measure popularity significantly!
Finally, I’ll speak at three conferences in the next three months and help organize a fourth one:
- I’ll talk about Flutter for Java developers and how to show version histories in Java at Germany’s biggest Java conference JavaLand in mid-March.
- I then do the same two talks again at JAX, another German Java conference, in early May (here and here).
- In mid-May, I’ll also talk about Flutter for Java developers at Devoxx UK in London.
- And then QCon London happens in early April, with QCon Plus following in May. I help organize two tracks there: “Modern Java” (Apr 5 in London, May 11 at Plus) and “Current Trends in Frontends” (Apr 4 in London, May 10 at Plus).
Busy times ahead! 😁 So, if you are at any of these conferences, come and say hi! This is me: