This is the 5th post on publishing the results of the java survey I ran recently where I asked developers on tools/frameworks they used in the last 12 months. Respondants had the option to choose from a predefined list of options or select Others and provide any other choice. Here’s the list of topics covered in the… Read More


This post is the 4th one on publishing the results of the java survey I ran recently where I asked developers on tools/frameworks they used in the last 12 months. Respondants had the option to choose from a predefined list of options or select Others and provide any other choice. Here’s the list of topics covered in the… Read More


I ran a survey a while ago to find out the most popular tools/frameworks in the Java ecosystem for building web applications. Many thanks to everyone who participated in this from all over the world! The survey received around 120 responses and these results may give you some good ideas on what technologies to learn next. Tweet… Read More


There’s a point in most software development projects when the application needs to start communicating with other applications or 3rd party components. Whether it’s sending an email notification, calling an external api, writing to a file or migrating data from one place to another, you either roll out your own solution or leverage an existing framework. As for existing… Read More


Creating Java web applications using Spring Framework has never been easier. If you’re already familiar with Java and have little to no experience creating web applications, or if you’re worried that all the cool kids abandoned Java in favor of Ruby and Node.js, you want to read this. My intention is to provide here a practical guide to get… Read More


In one of my previous posts I already discussed how to process the Twitter sample feed using Apache Storm, and now we’re going to walk through the steps of creating a sample Spring Boot application that reads messages from Twitter sample feed using the Spring Social Twitter framework and writes data to Neo4J using Spring Data Neo4J.… Read More


There’s been a lot of discussions on 10x developers, whether they exist or not (for example, here and here). I believe they do exist and by following a blueprint eventually we can all become one. Based on my 10+ years experience as a software developer I put together a list of actionable guidelines that can help anyone get closer… Read More