Java in 2017

Building better projects

It’s amazing how much code has been deleted in my professional and personal projects lately. Java gets a lot of grief, some is valid. However, if written using modern practices and features its a really nice tool. In most of the projects I’ve worked with in late 2017 the pom.xml is very small and builds are quick compared to most projects I’ve been a part of. Some could argue that most of that is because the projects are small microservices, but you can still build a monster if you keep writing code like you learned shortly after the new millennium started.


Writing more open code

Also I’m trying my hand at open source Java. Its not much and this project hasn’t seen production yet, but it sure was fun to write!


I ran across these videos on Youtube last year that helped with modernizing my Java skills.

Adam Bien

Venkat Subramaniam