The story of Java began in the 1990s when Sun Microsystems created a language able to solve any task from development of software for simple devices to large systems. Java is everywhere and we meet devices with Java software everyday – simply remember when you used Android app last time – by the way, Java is one of the most popular languages for app development.
When you decide to learn Java, following informative blogs of knowledgeable Java developers may come in handy. Take an advantage of hands-on knowledge and expertise of the specialists and authors of many books about Java. Here is a list of blogs of the most authoritative and experienced Java developers.
- Kathy Sierra. One of the authors of the book named Head First Java. Worked as a master trainer at the Java’s cradle – Sun Microsystems.
- Doug Cutting. Here you will be able to ask questions about Lucene, Nutch, and Hadoop to their creator.
- Joshua Bloch. Author of several books dedicated to Java – Effective Java, Java Concurrency In Practice and others. Known as a distinguished Java developer at Google and Sun Microsystems.
- Juergen Hoeller – one of the leading experts of the Spring Framework.
- Cay Horstmann – author of Java books and Computer Science professor at San Jose State University.
- Peter Lawrey – expert of the OpenHFT project.
- Doug Lea participated in writing of several Java books and now lectures in SUNY-Oswego.
- Jeff Dinkins can answer any question concerning Swing GUI Toolkit as he works with it since the very beginning of it.
- Brian Goetz works at Oracle, he is a Steward of the Java 8 language features.
- James Gosling – Java legend, one of the creators of the language and now creates software for Liquid Robotics.
- James Strachan – author of Groovy language, member of the Apache Software Foundation.
- Martin Thompson specializes in achievement of high performance and low latency in computing.
- Markus “Notch” Persson – author of Minecraft that gave a rise to new wave of interest to Java development.
- Tor Norbye – Android specialist who worked at Oracle and Sun Microsystems, now works at Google.
- Martin Odersky created Scala language and a book dedicated to Scala.