Is Java and Web development a good career in 2019?

Is Java and Web development a good career in 2019?

Many of my readers have been asking me questions on what should they learn in 2019? 10 Frameworks Java and Web developers you can learn

From the start of this year, many of my readers have been asking me questions on what should they learn in 2019? I have written a series of post to help them like 10 things Java programmer should learn in 2019.

In this article, I am going to share some of the most popular and useful frameworks you can learn in 2019 to further boost your skill set and give your career a boost.

Btw, these framework is not just for Java developers but for any programmer who choose Java for backend and Javascript for frontend development. They are also very popular and learning them not only improve your chances of getting a better job but also opens new doors of opportunities.

As I have said before, technology is changing rapidly and what works 10 years before may not work now and the biggest challenge for programmers is to keep themselves up-to-date.

Good knowledge of popular librariesframeworks goes a long way in developing a new application and your day-to-day job. It's particularly important for experienced programmers or fullstack Java developer as it's expected from them that they know the latest and greatest tools for application development and can suggest the right tools for the job.

As a fullstack Java developer, I know SpringSpring Boot, and Hibernatebut I have yet to learn Big Data frameworks like Spark and Hadoop and that's what I have set a goal for me in 2019.

10 Frameworks Java Fullstack developers should Explore in 2019

Here is my list of 10 popular frameworks which you can look forward to learning in 2019. They have changed how you develop a web application in recent time, particularly Angular and React JS and this is probably the right time to get familiar with them

1. Spring Boot

I have been using Spring framework for many years, hence, when I first introduced with Spring boot I was totally surprised with relative lack of configuration.

Writing a Spring-based Java application using Spring Boot was as simple as writing a core Java application using the main() method.

Even though I have tried Spring Boot, I have yet to learn many things and that's why it's on my list of things to learn in 2019 for a long time.

I have also bought Spring Boot Masterclass, one of the best online course to learn Spring Boot from Udemy in just 10$ last month and I look forward to using that in 2019.

Btw, if you don't mind learning from free resources then you can also take a look at this list of free Spring Boot courses.

2. Apache Spark

This is another big data framework which is gaining popularity. Apache Spark is a fast, in-memory data processing engine with elegant and expressive development APIs to allow data workers to efficiently execute streaming, machine learning or SQL workloads that require fast iterative access to datasets.

You can use Spark for In-Memory Computing for ETL, Machine Learning, and Data Science Workloads to Hadoop.

I have already shortlisted Apache Spark Fundamentals course from PluralSight to go through in 2019.

If you are in the same boat, you can check out that course to get some inspiration and if you need some free alternatives to just look around and get hang of it, you can check this list of free Apache Spark courses for Java, Scala, and Python developers.

3. React JS

React is another JavaScript library or framework for building user interfaces. It's like Angular but maintained by Facebook, Instagram, and a community of individual developers and corporations.

It allows web developers to create large web-applications which can change over time without reloading the page. The web development world is divided between Angular and React and it's up to you what you choose.

Most of the time its dictated by circumstances, for example, if you are working in a React based project then obviously you need to learn React.

Anyway, if you decided to learn React in 2019 then React 16 --- The Complete Guide by Max is a good starting point. It's another gem of course from Max, probably the best Angular and React instructor on Udemy and may be in the internet at the moment.

And, if you are looking for some free alternatives, this list of free React Courses are also not bad and if you need more guidance, this React Developer RoadMap is also a great resource.

4. Node.js

There is no doubt that JavaScript is the #1 programming language and Node.js has a big part to play on that. Traditionally JavaScript is used as client-side scripting language where it is used with HTML to provide dynamic behavior on the client side.

It runs on the web browser but Node.js allows you to run JavaScript on the server side. The Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment for executing JavaScript code server-side.

You can use node.js to create dynamic web pages on the server side before you send them to the client.

This means you can develop a front to back, client-server application in JavaScript. I have recently purchased The Complete Node.js Developer Course last month on Udemy's 10$ sale and I look forward to learning it in 2019.

5. Angular

This is another JavaScript framework, which is on my list of things to learn in from long time. I did started learnign last year but still a lot of things to learn. It provides a completely client-side solution. You can use Angular to create dynamic web pages on the client side.

Angular 2+ provides declarative templates, dependency injection, the end to end tooling and integrated best practices to solve common development challenges on the client side.

Since it's a JavaScript library, You can include this on your HTML page using tag. It extends HTML attributes with Directives and binds data to HTML using Expressions.

Since Google is behind Angular, you can also be rest-assured by performance and regular updates. I strongly believe Angular JS or Angular 2 is here for a long run, hence, its investing time on it is completely justified. If you decide to learn Angular 2 in 2019 thenAngularJS: Get Started By Pluralsight is a good starting point.

And, if you like one alternative then Max's Angular 7 --- The Complete MasterClass is another gem of the course. Max is one of the instructor I admire a lot and his courses are just awesome.

6. Bootstrap

This is another popular open-source, front-end web framework for designing websites and web application. Initially brought to us by Twitter.

Bootstrap provides HTML- and CSS-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation, and other interface components, as well as optional JavaScript extensions.

Bootstrap supports responsive web design which means the layout of web pages adjusts dynamically depending upon the browser's screen size.

In the world of mobile, BootStrap is leading the way with its mobile-first design philosophy, emphasizing on a responsive design by default.

If you are a full-stack web developer and don't know BootStrap, 2019 is the right time to learn it. The BootStrap 4 From Scratch is a good starting point for your BootStrap journey in 2019.

And if you need some free alternatives this list of free Bootstrap courses is also very useful.

7. jQuery

This is another JavaScript framework which rules the world. jQuery is my favorite for a long time and I advise every developer to learn jQuery. It makes client-side scripting really easy.

You can do animation, send HTTP request, reload pages, and perform client-side validation by writing just a couple of lines of code.

If you decide to learn jQuery in 2019 then I suggest you take a look at jQuery master class, a free online course from Udemy for learning jQuery.

8. Spring Security 5

There is no substitute for security and in 2019 it would be even more important. Since Spring security has become synonymous with web security in Java world, it makes perfect sense to update yourself with the latest release of Spring security in 2019.

The new version 5.0 of Spring security includes many bug fixes and a complete new OAuth 2.0 module.

Even if you don't know Spring Security, you should consider learning it in 2019 and there is no better way than joining Eugen Paraschiv's Learn Spring Security MasterClass.

9. Apache Hadoop

Big Data and Automation is the focus of many companies in 2019 and that's why it becomes important for programmers to learn Big data technologies like Hadoop and Spark.

The Apache Hadoop is a framework which allows distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models.

It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage.

It's based upon popular Map Reduce pattern and key for developing a reliable, scalable and distributed software computing application.

I have already enrolled in The Ultimate Hands-On Hadoop last month and if you decide to learn Hadoop in 2019, you can join too.

10. Spring 5.0

The Spring Framework is the most improtant framework for Java develoeprs, particularly for implemeting back-end of your application. The latest version of Spring frameowrk is Spring Framework 5.0. which brings a lot of exciting features in Java world like Reactive programming model and adoption of Java 8 and 9 features.

Spring 5.0 adoption is increasing with every passing day and that's why every Java developer should learn and explore the new features introduced in Spring 5.0. If you need some help, Spring 5.0: Beginner to Guru is a good course to start with.

Another worth noting is that Pivoal provides Spring certification which is not very costly and gives you an opportunity to get the recognition of your Spring Framwork skills. It'a also a great way to learn Spring in depth and fill the gaps in your existing knowledge. If you want to learn more, I have written about How to Crack Spring 5.0 Professional certifciation, you can check that article as well.

That's all about which frameworks Java developer should learn in 2019. These frameworks are in great demand, particularly, Spring, Node.js, and Angular JS. Learning these frameworks will not only improve your chances of getting a job but also opens many doors of opportunities.

Even if you are settled down in your job, keeping yourself up-to-date with the latest and greatest technology is essential for your career growth.

So, I suggest you pick a couple of these frameworks and learn them in 2019. If you are Java developer thanApache Spark is a good choice, but if you are interested in a programming language rather than a framework or library then Kotlin looks good in 2019.

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