How to Build Java Applications Today #64

Karsten Silz
2 min readJun 1, 2022

TL;DR

What will be in Java 21, IntelliJ will look like Visual Studio Code which doesn’t replace IntelliJ, all Java frameworks have major releases, and surge of React & React Native in job ad mentions over.

README

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Stand-Up

Charts for Google searches and questions at Stack Overflow show more data, my “H1/2022 Conference Tour” is over, I’ll speak at an Angular user group for the first time, and I finished the InfoQ article series on native Java.

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Technology Index

Popularity trends: Many technologies are back up to their March levels in job ad mentions, but the surge of React & React Native against Angular & Flutter came to an end this month. 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

Spring Boot, Quarkus, Micronaut, and IntelliJ had major releases in May 2022. All but Dropwizard also had minor releases, as did Git and IntelliJ.

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New & Noteworthy

What will be in Java 21, IntelliJ will look like Visual Studio Code, but Visual Studio Code is not an IntelliJ replacement, native Java makes Java in the cloud cheaper (Complete Edition), and Java turns 27.

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About

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 a Java editor at InfoQ.

Originally published at https://bpfnl.substack.com on June 1, 2022.

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Karsten Silz

Karsten Silz is a full-stack web & mobile developer with 23 years of Java experience, author, speaker, and contractor.