How to Build Java Applications Today #63


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My InfoQ article series on native Java started to show, I talked at JAX in Germany and will talk at QCon Plus & Devoxx UK.

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Technology Index

Popularity trends: React and React Native surge in job ad mentions while Kotlin lost 22$ of its mentions over the last two months, Flutter lost 15%, and Postgres lost 10%. Also, see my recommendations for a JVM language, a database, a back-end framework, a web framework, and a mobile app framework.

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Release Radar

Git, Quarkus, and IntelliJ had major releases in April 2022. OpenJDK 18/17/11/8, Spring Boot, Micronaut, and the Java support in VS Code had minor ones.

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New & Noteworthy

Spring Boot’s zero-day exploit gets worse, New Relic’s “State of Java” report, native Java makes Java in the cloud cheaper, and Eclipse IDE moving to web & cloud.

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Karsten Silz is the author of this newsletter. He is a full-stack web & mobile developer with 23 years of Java experience, author, speaker, and marathon runner. Karsten got a Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Dresden University of Technology (Germany) in 1996.

Karsten has worked in Europe and the US. He co-founded a software start-up in the US in 2004. Karsten led product development for 13 years and left after the company was sold successfully. He co-founded the UK SaaS start-up “ Your Home in Good Hands” as CTO in 2020. Since 2019, Karsten also works as a contractor in the UK.

Karsten has this newsletter, a developer website, and a contractor site. He’s on LinkedIn, Twitter, Xing, and GitHub. Karsten is also an author at InfoQ.

Originally published at on May 4, 2022.



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