If you’re interested in blogs to follow, we have a great list of recommendations for you. For Twitter birds, there’s a list of 39 Java experts you could follow. I highly encourage you do seek out individuals in the blogosphere (what a word…) or on social media that talk or write about topics that interest you. Giving these brave creators some positive feedback is always highly appreciated.
Maybe you’re more one for aggregations of interesting content, though. I really started to enjoy hanging around in Reddit’s Java channel – you’ll have to weigh where you stand on Reddit in general but that channel’s manners are in line with the larger software development community. Then there’s Jetbrain’s Java Annotated Monthly and Baeldung’s Java Web Weekly, which are both great resources (and available via email)
I would also love to have you around! You can follow me on Twitter or subscribe to my weekly newsletter, in which I ramble on about whatever I found interesting during the week (which is currently a lot of Java 9). If you’re on the fence or prefer RSS, have a look at Medium, where the newsletters show up a few days later. Last but not least, I will use the newly freed-up time to publish more on my blog, again mostly about Java 9. Come by! 🌞
SitePoint’s Bestest Java Articles
As a small goodbye I want to list my favorite articles from this channel:
- How Optional Breaks the Monad Laws and Why It Matters – because it breaks down a seemingly arcane concepts and shows what it means in day-to-day business; also, I really like
- The Ultimate Guide to Java 9 (and follow ups) – because Stockholm syndrome: these were so much work!
- Fixing Bugs in Running Java Code with Dynamic Attach – because it describes on of the more advanced features the JVM has to offer; also, it has the best featured image of all posts
- Deep Dive into Java 9’s Stack-Walking API – because this is how new feature’s should be repsented: in depth and well researched not cheap one offs to get clicks
- Why Maven Cannot Generate Your Module Declaration – because once the module system is out, everybody will be wondering about this.
- Which Java Logging Framework Has the Best Performance? – because so much research and effort went into it and will allow informed decisions on a fundamental aspect of every Java application
Once again: It has been an honor! That’s it
for this week – I hope you have a great time!
so long … Nicolai
Nicolai is a thirty year old boy, as the narrator would put it, who has found his passion in software development. He constantly reads, thinks, and writes about it, and codes for a living as well as for fun. Nicolai is the former editor of SitePoint's Java channel, writes The Java 9 Module System with Manning, blogs about software development on codefx.org, and is a long-tail contributor to several open source projects. You can hire him for all kinds of things.