Monday, October 17, 2011

Top Posts and Articles on Java

There are lots of articles and posts about the Java on internet. Java Developers frequently need to refer them every once in a while. So I thought to list them at a single place, that we could use as reference and come back as needed.

Java Websites

Top 20 Java Websites is a one stop information place for all important websites related to Java. The post is written by Mkyoung.

Java Frameworks

Java developers need to be aware of relative positives and negatives of available top Java Frameworks so that they could choose one that will suit their needs. A post by Lijin on his blog could help you do that. Post named Six best web frameworks in Java gives you quick information about top Java frameworks, companies who build them, features and a short description of each.

Another article on The Long Road blog titled 10 best Java web development frameworks gives you more information on some other frameworks too.

Java People

People who invented Java related technologies or contributed Java to the best of their abilities are well known personalities in the community. Now you can read their blogs, follow them on twitter or know more about their contribution, interviews and many other things. All you need is to read top 8 Java People you should know by Mkyong.

Java Books

Not sure if you have read the best book? or thinking of a new book on Java? Check out this list of 5 best core Java Books you must read.

Do you have your own list?

I know the above list is not complete. If you have your own list, do share it in the comments.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mobile Operating System Trends and Future of Java

If you are regular reader of technological news, you probably know that market is showing healthy signs for growth of Mobile Operating Systems. If you start comparing current time and time couple of years before, you will notice that there is a huge change in the way people are using technology.

This period is mostly being seen as the period of Operating Systems. If you start counting smart phone and tablet market there are many emerging Operating Systems like Samsung Bada, Intel's MeeGo, Nokia's Maemo, HP's WebOS and there are some popular choices in OS like Android, Symbian, iOS, etc.
Mobile OS Current Market Share

If you have a look at Gartner's report, you will get an idea of trends and market shares of Mobile Operating Systems and their future in nearby future.

The report shows positive signs towards growth in Android, Windows and iOS Operating Systems. This is a good news for the JAVA communities as most of the applications built for smart phones and tables are built with JAVA. As you know Android heavily supports application development in JAVA, it's market share is expected to approximately 50% of global market share.

So, in a constantly changing environment of technology, if you are a JAVA developer you can be sure you have a good future ahead.

Challenges for Developers

No doubt there is a good market ahead for JAVA Developers. But it's not enough to be dependent upon the traditional methods of learning as they are slow compared with the technological growth. That's where the roles of communities like Java User Group Nagpur becomes very important.

These user groups have not only started filling gaps in the current education system, but also have benefited developers in many way. So if you are a person who care about JAVA and haven't joined JUG Nagpur yet, there are many reasons why you should seriously consider joining JUG Nagpur.

Hope to see you there!