Just because a particular tool is popular does not automatically mean that it is suitable for every situation. This issue of JAX Magazine is a cocktail of both popular and lesser-known tools because we believe that, in order to get familiar with the Java ecosystem, one needs to know a bit of everything or at least stay up-to-date with tools and trends.
The ever-changing and, more importantly, ever-growing Java ecosystem keeps developers on their toes. In honor of the Java 12 release, we decided to put a spotlight on a few tools from the Java universe.
Although popularity is an important metric when choosing a tool, you might not recognize some of the names included in this JAX Magazine issue. That’s because the community and all the tools it produces play an important role in Java’s development and we need to debunk the myth that just because a certain tool is popular, that automatically means it’s suitable for every situation.
If 2019 is all about consolidating your Java skills and knowledge, you’re in luck! Open the magazine and discover some old favorites and new additions!
Inside this issue
How to choose the right Java library
Introducing Amazon Corretto for the OpenJDK
Sascha Möllering and Steffen Grunwald
Will the real Java hipsters please stand up?
DL4J – the perfect add-on for the Java stack
15 tools Java developers can’t live without
Don’t write code, JavaParse it!
The benefits of functional programming with VAVR
A whirlwind tour of picocli
Manifold: reinventing code generators
Diffusion: real-time API management for live data
JaCoCo: the Java library for QA automation
Espresso: The soul of modern Java web applications?
Interview with Ning Sun
“Honing your skills will make all the difference”
Profile: Nancy Wang