Java development Trends

In the Java development realm, developers are found struggling to keep themselves updated with the upcoming changes in JVM programming languages, IDEs, tools and more.

Before we move any further, its time to look back and retrospect what we have achieved to date and what could be done better as of now and in the future. One of the most crucial aspects of technology that has been constant over the years is that it keeps on changing. I still remember when I started understanding Java 9 before I could call myself a pro, Java 10 and 11 were already out!

Moreover, they came with a lot of new and interesting features like var with local variables, API enhancements, GC improvement, Thread Local handshake and many more. There is no denying in the fact that Java has always had a special place in the hearts of back-end developers. After all, the programming language is quite simple, independent of any platform, secured, a wide range of available resources and other features.

Every year a survey is released for tech enthusiasts all around the world and no wonder how Java is always a Top 5 most popular technology. Down below I would like to mention certain things a Java developer should learn.

DevOps- It’s been more than a year, DevOps still seems like a buzzing trend. DevOps itself is an ocean where you might require to learn a lot of tools and principles. Try looking for a roadmap that will help you in going through the ocean at your very own speed.

Git – Another one is Git, GitHub the terms might sound familiar, isn’t it! Today, you will find more and more companies migrating their projects from SVN, CVS to Git Thus, its high time to learn as well as master it.

Java 9,10,11,12,13 – Each version has something new in it. For example, Java 9 brings in lots and lots of goodies in regards to modules, Jigsaw, Reactive Streams, Process API, HTTP2 client, j Shell, and API improvements. Much like Java 9, Java 10 also brings a flavor of dynamic typing and some GC improvement.

Spring Framework 5 – I am sure you must have heard about reactive programming model on Spring 5, adopting recent Java features, some unit testing improvement.

Docker- The open-source tool for automating the deployment of applications on the cloud or physical servers. Moreover, it allows developers and system admins to build, ship and run distributed applications; be it on laptops, data center or the cloud.

Technically speaking, docker works in collaboration with the cloud, Linux and Windows and other companies focusing on IT automation.

Jenkins- Another open-source automation server written in Java is Jenkins. It helps to automate the non-human part of the software development process. For instance, compiling projects, running unit tests, integration tests, generating documents, upload artifacts on both local and remote repository.

Java IDEs
With the dawn of 2020, its time to get acquainted with the top 3 Java IDEs. First and foremost is IntelliJ IDEA – with a large head start. After that comes to Eclipse IDE and the third most popular to take into account comes Apache NetBeans.

Spring Boot 2
The spring boot framework recently had a new release Spring boot framework 2.

Angular 2+ or React JS
One of the finest JavaScript frameworks has completely changed how you develop web applications. As a Java developer, I have used Servlet, JSP, and jQuery at the client side but haven’t yet tried my hand with Angular or React.
Microservices are an extension of RESTful web services with the main objective being to break up your code into small, distributed and independent services leading to better development, deployment, and management.

Mainly considered as ideal for the public cloud, with its focus on elastic scaling with on-demand resources. All it requires thoughtful design and a significant amount of preparation.

Spring Boot and Spring Cloud simplify your microservice applications by providing common features and allowing you to focus on business logic by abstracting away details required for cloud-based development.

This Article is donated by Joanna Baretto.

Biography of Author:
Joanna Baretto is a Business Analyst at, which is a leading java application development company, She has been working for four years in a Technological domain. Her work across multiple disciplines broadly addresses the narratives of techno experience. you can find her on twitter @BarettoJoanna.