The future of Java Development
Over the years, Java has earned its status as one of the leading programming languages for enterprise applications. Today, Java powers much of the software used in the real world to facilitate business and accomplish tasks. Java has and will continue to have a very good future. Software that solves specific purposes like ERP, CRMs, cloud internal software, Orchestration frameworks, IDMs, etc, have been built using Java. Since this has taken years to build them they will continue to use them now and in the future.
For the past couple of years Java has brought many changes and posed a tough challenge for developers to keep up-to-date with new Java version every 6 months. The release of popular frameworks like Spring 5, Spring Security 5, and Spring Boot 2 are just some of the updates which were brought to life last year and the latest version of Java was released March 2020, Java 14. Developers will need to stay on their toes as more Java updates are brought out in the next few years.
There was a lot of traction in 2018/2019 as more and more companies are moving into DevOps and adopting continuous integration and deployment. DevOps is very vast and you need to learn a lot of tools and principles and that’s what overwhelm many developers. The future can see an increase in DevOps in companies who will also require Java Developers.
The business community love the predictability of the updates and the long lead and support times between versions. Its stability, predictability, depth of features, and strong community have made are a massive perk for many companies who will adopt this programming in the future.
Java will become more responsive to emerging trends in development and the needs of its users. This embrace of a quick release cycle along with extended support for reference builds means Oracle has implemented a hybrid approach that gets the best of both worlds in terms of stability and flexibility. If one thing is for sure Java developers need to be ready to refresh their skills and learning all the time as they bring out new programmes and developments.
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