With so many voices out there on the Internet, who should you really be following to get the latest and greatest Java news and tips? Here are 10 experts.
It is always great to follow experienced Java developers to keep track of news and updates. However, today, there are lots of voices trying to earn your attention, and they are not always right. We have searched high and low and created a list of the most resourceful and insightful Java experts for you to follow on social media.
Nicolas Fränkel is a Software Architect with 15 years experience of working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with narrower interests like Software Quality, Build Processes, and Rich Internet Applications. He has written few books on app development, which is probably why he is great at making difficult things sound easy to understand. On his Twitter, Nicolas regularly shares jokes, stories, and cases (here is one of our favorites — Migrating a Spring Boot application to Java 9: Compatibility.
Javin Paul has been working in Java, FIX Tutorial, and Tibco RV messaging technology for the past 7 years. Javin shares valuable “how-to” tutorials and insights (“3 Ways to reverse an Array in Java”, “Why we use threads in Java”, 10 points about volatile modifiers or fields in Java, etc).
Thorben Janssen is famous as an author of the well-known bestselling book Hibernate Tips with more than 70 solutions to common Hibernate problems. On his Twitter, Thorben regularly posts new Hibernate Tips and gives answers to frequently asked questions — “How to select a POJO with a CriteriaQuery?”, “What is the difference between persist, save, merge, and update?”, “How to map an association to a java.util.Map?”, and many others.
Adam Bien has been working as a freelancer with Java application development since JDK 1.0, with Servlets/EJB since 1.0 and before the advent of J2EE in several large-scale applications. Adam discusses JavaFX, Java EE (and more), he consistently puts on online and offline events such as #GeeCON Prague or the Java EE workshop in Munich, and he shares this experience with followers in his articles and podcasts.
Arun Gupta — well-known Java enthusiast, author of the best-selling book Java Champion, Java Rockstar, etc. It is impossible to highlight all his achievements in a few sentences. As a member of Amazon Web Services’ Java development team, Arun posts about AWS’ technological updates and use of Java in his work for Amazon. He shares all the information about AWS events, so if you are planning to visit one, follow Arun.
Mark Reinhold is a Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle. He shares his complete projects (recently, he has written about Jigsaw), makes great jokes, and does Java consulting recently, Mark answered a number of questions under the hashtag #javatrain).
Pascal Alma is a senior software developer and Java engineer. He has been building and designing applications since 2001. His main focus is on open source tool stacks (Spring Framework, Mule, JBoss) and SOA, web services, and cloud technologies.
Pascal writes an insightful blog — The Pragmatic Integrator — where he writes not only about Java (but his posts about Java are definitely worth attention), but also about Python, Spark, Swift, etc.
Reza’s posts are mostly about his “ramblings on Java EE, Java SE, and the crazy world of technology in general”. He also retweets other experts’ opinions (recently, he shared the tweets of Gabriela Motroc, Pavel Pscheidl, Alex Theedom, and many other great experts).
Markus Eisele is a Java community leader of the German DOAG, founder of JavaLand, and a very well-known figure in the enterprise Java world. On Twitter and LinkedIn, he shares his opinions about the best webinars, conference dates, and his thoughts on future of Java development.
Maple is one of the best-known creators of online groups for Java developers. Simon Maple is known as a technical writer and editor at RebelLaps, a JavaOne rockstar, and ZeroTurnaround’s head of developer advocacy. He mostly shares the schedule new Java conferences, his impressions events, and cats (yes, we are serious).