Best Java Experts, Bloggers and Influencers To Follow In 2021
Feb 4, 20216 min read
Senior full stack developer and CTO at Ideamotive.
According to the 2020 HackerRank Developer Skills Report, Java is 2nd most widely known programming language globally. One of the most significant advantages of this language is undoubtedly a vast community, which is willing to share knowledge and support each other.
In the Java environment, there is a mass of well-known and respected Java experts who have many fans and followers.
If you are wondering who to get inspiration from about this programming language — our list can help you. Here is a list of the top 10 Java Influencers to follow in 2021!
Our list is opened by a woman - a Java Champion, Trisha Gee, who is, above all:
a team leader of the Java Developer Advocacy at JetBrains,
leader of the Sevilla Java User Group,
author of essential publications,
creator of Java courses.
Trisha loves sharing knowledge and helping other software developers at every step of their journey. She shares her valuable tips both on her blog and books: "97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know", "What to Look for in a Code Review" and "Developer, Advocate!".
What's more, if you want to keep up to date with the news in the Java world, Trisha creates something just for you. She produces a monthly newsletter named "Java Annotated Monthly" in which she summarises every month in the Java world.
The second place on our list belongs to Vlad Mihalcea - the next Java Champion, JPA expert, CEO of Hypersistence, and the top Hibernate ORM committer.
His book called "High-Performance Java Persistence" is highly regarded in the Java environment. Vlad is also the author of numerous courses, training, and workshops focused on Java and SQL. He is active primarily on his blog and Twitter and has also created some useful tutorials on YouTube.
People appreciate it for its exciting hints, but also its accurate insights and reflections.
The next expert on our list is a software developer with over 15 years of experience, currently working for Hazelcast. He usually works on Java and Spring, but he is mainly focused on Testing, DevOps, Rich Internet Applications, and CI/CD.
Nicolas shares his knowledge and experience both on his blog as well as in his books:
The next Java expert on our list has recently created "a Twitter list for #Java Devs to follow on 2021", in which he included, among others, Vlad Mihalcea, Trisha Gee, and... himself.
But we don't think it's immodesty because Javin Paul deserves a place on this list. Just take a look at his Twitter. Every day, he publishes a few exciting posts related to Java and other programming languages and the whole IT industry.
But not only his Twitter is worth following. His blog is a real chest of knowledge, where you can find information about Java, Spring, Hibernate, SQL, programming courses, and much more. You just need to see it.
2167 - this is a number of articles you will find on another Java expert's blog from our list. But it is not over. Adam Bien is also an experienced trainer who shares his video courses, podcasts, and many more useful resources for Java Developers. He also runs virtual workshops, which you can sign up for through his website.
What is more, Adam is an active Twitter user, followed by over 35.000 people.
We have already recommended the Spring expert profile; now it is time for an influencer specializing in Hibernate. And we are sure that Thorben Janssen is the person who is worth following in 2021 if you use this tool.
Moreover, he is the author of many courses, video tutorials, and other Java and Hibernate materials. You can also meet him at world-class industry conferences on Java, where he shares his knowledge about Hibernate and related topics.
Jakob Jenkow is the owner of one of the most extensive websites with Java tutorials for Software Developers and “Technopreneurs”: http://tutorials.jenkov.com/. He is the creator of a mass of learning materials related to Java, JVM, Scala, Web Software, Mobile Software, Data Science, and many more.
We recommend following his Twitter account and his YouTube channel, where he regularly publishes video tutorials.
Still not convinced it is worth following him in 2021? Well, just look at these numbers:
Arun Gupta is a well-known Java Champion and principal open-source technologist at Amazon Web Services. For over ten years, he has been building Java communities at Oracle, Sun, Couchbase, and Red Hat. He. is a founder of Devoxx4Kids USA - an organization that allows children to learn to code.
On his Twitter account, Arun shares posts related to AWS's technological updates, AWS events, and the use of Java in his work for Amazon. So, if you're interested in these topics - you should start following him as soon as possible.
Jessica Kerr is a lead engineer at Atomist, where she creates delivery automation applications using TypeScript, Clojure, Java, and other technologies. She speaks at many world-wide conferences and writes a blog, where she shares her experience and helps other developers stay ahead of emerging technologies.
She is very active on Twitter, where she publishes comments related to Java and many more.
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