I've been a Java developer for 21 years and done it all — project & account management, requirements, development, testing, support, processes, tools. I know what it takes to run a Java project these days.
JHipster is the #1 Java application generator. It is like having a superstar developer on your team who writes all the “plumbing code” and picks the best libraries.
Docker revolutionizes software distribution with containers. It is like having your own set of “Linux servers in software” for your program, the database, and whatever else you need.
So I started a website to tell the world about it: betterprojectsfaster.com
I spent a lot of time creating JHipster tutorials. But then I stopped writing at the end of 2019. Why?
But I’ll get going again in September 2020 — with two big changes:
I'll focus on what you need to build a Java application today. Think of a big table with all project areas, with all the technologies & tools you need for every one of them. I’ll give you my recommendations and why I picked something, alternative solutions, and links to tutorials.
A Java application often needs a mobile app today. There’s a great way to build native mobile apps, and I can’t wait to share it with you. So stay tuned!
With that changed focus comes a different newsletter. I switched from Mailchimp to Substack because it’s specifically built for a newsletter like this.
So yes, the world does need another Java newsletter — this one.