10 Web Development, Java, and Big Data Frameworks Programmers Should Learn in 2019
An illustrated guide of what to learn in 2019 with links to relevant courses
From the start of this year, many of my readers are asking me questions on Facebook and Email that what should they learn in 2018? I have written a series of post to help them e.g. 12 things Java programmer should learn in 2018.
In this article, I am going to share some of the most popular frameworks which you can learn in 2019.
The framework is not just for Java developers but for any programmer. They are in good demand 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 and what works 10 years before may not work now and the biggest challenge for programmers is to keep themselves up-to-date.
A good knowledge of popular frameworks and libraries goes a long way in developing a new application. It’s particularly important for experienced programmers as its expected from them that they know latest and greatest tools for application development.
10 Useful Frameworks Java and Web Developer
Here is a 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 JS and React JS and this is probably the right time to get familiar with them.
You can use node.js to create dynamic web pages on the server side before you send them to the client.
2. React JS
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 at the moment.
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 Google is behind Angular, you can 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 then AngularJS: Get Started By Pluralsight is a good starting point.
4. 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.
This is another popular open-source, front-end web framework for designing websites and web application. Initially brought to us by Twitter.
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 web developer and don’t know BootStrap, 2019 is the right time for stars with it. The BootStrap 4 From Scratch is a good starting point for your BootStrap journey in 2019.
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. 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.
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 than Apache 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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Thanks for reading this article so far. You might be thinking that there is so many stuff to learn, so many courses to join, but you don’t need to worry.
There is a good chance that you may already know most of the stuff, and there are also a lot of useful free resources which you can use, I have also linked them here and there along with best resources, which are certainly not free, but worth of money.
I am a particular fan of Udemy courses as they are very affordable and provide a lot of values in a very small amount, but you are free to choose the course you want.
At the end of the day, you should have enough knowledge and experience about the things mentioned here.
Good luck with your 2019 learning journey! It’s certainly not going to be easy, but by following this roadmap and guide, you are one step closer to becoming the DevOps engineer, you always wanted to be
P.S. — If you are not sure how to learn a new technology e.g. programming language, framework, or a library in 2019 then please see my post about 10 ways to learn a new technology or programming language here.