Java needs no introduction and is the final word for most in the programming community. The pace at which Java development adapts to the changing requirements from a programming language is largely attributed to the fact that Java is the product of the acumen of many. A crowdsourced project at that!
Java, As It Tastes Today
Java caters to the most current needs with its most practical flavors to depend on. Starting from the embedded version to the mobile one popularized by Android, Java supports the Internet of Things (IoT) quite comprehensively too with Java ME.
The Flavors On The Menu
Java delivers practical & uniform cross-platform User Experiences using its Front end tools and conducive implementations of business logic, security & data services using robust back end tools.
Front End & Back End In Complete Sync With Java
Hot Java Development Stories
The programming community has a commendable affinity and exhibits loyalty to Java for much-discussed reasons like ease of use, simplicity & flexibility amongst others. Enterprises, on the other hand, have their own reasons too.
Java development is the most sought after for offshore development as well as proving to be the real cup of good taste.
Java- The Cup Of Good Taste
Top Java Frameworks
A Yiddish word meaning “The accumulator of knowledge”, was initiated to simplify the building exercise in the Jakarta Turbine project. Maven is extensively used to Build & Manage Java-based Projects. It offers a standard way to build a project, define them and publish the related information. Maven also defines a clear way to share the JARs across several projects.
This is the JGit implementation of Git and is a pure Java software library. It is designed to be embedded into any Java application. JGit is used in the Gerrit code review tool and in EGit, a Git client for the Eclipse IDE.
Java 8 is the unquestionable number one release of the most favorite Java development platform available today. It includes a huge upgrade to the Java programming model and a coordinated evolution of the JVM, Java language, and the related libraries.
Jenkins is an open-source automation server written in Java for enforcing continuous integration in various projects.
IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment, IDE for developing computer software. Developed by JetBrains formerly known as IntelliJ, it is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and also in a proprietary commercial edition.
Spring MVC is the web component of Spring’s framework providing high-end functionalities for building contemporary Web Applications. The Spring MVC Framework offers highly configurable functionalities and logics for the system being designed.
Spring Boot is the near indispensable tool to build production-ready Spring applications. Spring Boot favors convention over configuration and is designed to speed up project roll-outs.
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can be executed quickly.
Apache Tomcat is an open-source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation, ASF. Tomcat implements several Java EE specifications including Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages JSP, Java EL, and WebSocket providing a “pure Java” HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in.
Coming up Java 9
Oracle announced that the release of Java 9 may once again be delayed and is now likely to be in July 2017. All the same, this release is awaited with a lot of expectations from the developer communities as well as the enterprises.
Java 9 -What The Developer Community Looks Forward To
Java 9, the next major Java release, slated to be made public in early 2017 will introduce a module system for the Java SE Platform and the JDK amongst others. It is based on the Java Standard Edition 9 platform.
The highlight is the modular source code system. Oracle revives a modular Java with Project Jigsaw which was pushed back in JDK 8. The standard edition Java becomes more suitable for smaller devices because of the improved scalability. The module approach is carefully chalked out to suit the legacy code bases as well.
Modular Source Code
JDK source code will get reorganized into modules, the build system will be geared up to compile modules, and module boundaries will be enforced at build time.
The chief aims of this approach are obvious.
- Implementations of the platform more easily scalable down to smaller devices
- Improvements in the security and maintainability of the systems
- Efficient application performances
- Provide developers with better tools for programming
Lightweight JSON API
Process API Updates
The major task for these updates is to improve the API for managing operating system processes and improvise the current API. The compulsion of using native code is circumvented because of the updates and the design of the new APIs accommodates possible deployment on smaller devices with different operating systems.
Improve Contended Locking
This step improves contended locking to benefit real-world applications to a large extent.
In A Nutshell
With Oracle mentoring this very versatile language for long now; Java becomes the most sought after of all development languages to suit the requirements of newer approaches like IoT, Big Data, BI & Analytics, Mobile Technologies, and the Cloud.