The latest Java development trends in 2013
Trying to fix out what’s new in Java is much like trying to follow the cat – it just goes anywhere it wants, digging into whatever comes on its way. Same goes with Java that appears to be fully integrated in all kinds of mobile, cloud and other related spaces.
What we’re trying to do is to figure out the most visible paths Java is going to take in 2013.
Oracle appeared to be really linked with Java in most possible ways. This means application developers soon will have to cope not only with Java’s bugs, but with Oracle bad features as well. That’s what you shall get ready for right now. Also the credibility of Java has been severely damaged through its lack of security features we all could see in Java 7. This all led to the real bunch of users switching off Java.
On the other hand HTML 5 used with Oracle is capable of mending all the holes left from Java bugs. This means IT specialists will most likely move to Oracle option if Java development doesn’t get any better.
The only real hope is now for Java 8 and its new capabilities. The current JAVA outsourcing needs a lot of attention.
Java competing for popularity
Java is not only changing by getting IT upgrades, it also gets linked with various languages like HTML5 or Scala. This is made in order to prevent it from losing the current worldwide popularity; however things do not actually go all that nicely. The reason is definite cons of HTML5 people already know about.
On the other hand Scala is some kind of the dark horse, so people do not actually trust it right away. Why? Simply because it’s not the best option to mend the whole program or application only to figure out it doesn’t work right and you have to redo everything. That’s not the best way for Java development.
Still Scala is much closer to Java then HTML5 is, since while the process of Java outsourcing creators of Scala offered it a lot of detailed advices. So it literally ended up with the background much similar to Java itself.
HTML5 made for mobiles
Finally, HTML5 is catching up and making its way to mobile devices. Ethan Evans talked about is for over an hour, so now it’s obvious that these two application will be working together to reach to the defined goal. He promised the company will stick to the path they took in 2012 and proceed to other enterprises.
One more feature of HTML is the possibility to run updates without actually requiring users to do that manually. This will allow not only to save some time for users, but also to offer to them fast systems and fluent work. This way of JAVA development will allow users to go on working with their applications.
As Ethan said, they will most likely move the activity to main servers. This it made for better speed since servers obtain bigger CPU and offer smooth access to most cloud services. This will hold the data weight off the device CPU and fasten the working process. Most users are going to appreciate that.
Java is still working!
Though the situation is yet not quite clear, still people with great Java skills can feel safe. The main reason for it is that over 60% IT companies will be hiring Java specialists till the end of 2013. However programmers shall study other languages as well in order to have more chances on the nowadays IT market.