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vJUG panel: Review of 2164 Survey Responses on Java Tools and Technology

  • Jun 24, 2014 · 5:00 PM

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vJUG panel: Review of 2164 Survey Responses on Java Tools and Technology

We look at the recent explosive publication of RebelLabs’ “Java Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014”, a beautifully-designed, 56-page snapshot of what over 2000 Java developers from around the world are using in their daily development. The report looks at 14 different technology segments—from IDEs, App Servers and Web Frameworks to VCS, Code analysis tools and Java versions. To make it a little more fun, vJUG is continuing the charity efforts started by RebelLabs (each survey completed donated to a children’s charity) and are committed to donating $1 to Devoxx4Kids for each attendee that watches the live session. And, in celebration of the recent launch of XRebel, we’ve asked the team at ZeroTurnaround to match the Virtual JUG donation to Devoxx4Kids dollar for dollar. The goal is $750 for 2 Lego Mindstorm sets.

The report is in HTML format here (no signup required). Or if you prefer, in PDF format here (little signup).

vJUG Panel - Arun Gupta, Josh Long, Marcus Lagergren, Alex Snaps, David Blevins & Oliver White (Moderator)

Oliver White - Moderator (Head of RebelLabs) 

The former Indian leg-wrestling champion of his home town, Oliver joined the ZeroTurnaround team in 2010 as the tiny startup's first marketing employee. While not a developer himself, he is inexplicably talented at finding code errors that somehow appear in RebelLabs articles. Oliver likes reading, writing and 'rithmatic, as well as music, films, dogs, steaks, gazing at world maps and strolling through the deeply-forested parks of the Czech Republic, where he lives. Say hi on Twitter @theotown 

Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta is Director of Developer Advocacy at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. After authoring ~1400 blogs on different Java technologies, he continues to promote Red Hat technologies and products Arun has extensive speaking experience in 35+ countries on myriad topics. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, and a globe trotter, he is easily accessible at @arungupta

Josh Long

Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate. Josh is the lead author on Apress’ Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition, and a SpringSource committer and contributor. When he's not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include scalability, BPM, grid processing, mobile computing and so-called "smart" systems. He blogs at or

Marcus Lagergren

Marcus Lagergren was one of the founding members of Appeal Virtual Machines, the company that developed the JRockit JVM, bought by BEA Systems in 2002. Marcus has been team lead and architect for the JRockit code generators and has been involved in pretty much every other aspect of JVMs over the years. Between 2007 and 2010, Marcus worked for Oracle on fast Virtualization technology. As of September 2011, he is a member of the Oracle Java language team, investigating dynamic languages on the JVM and general runtime futurist. He is the co-author of the book “Oracle JRockit – the definitive guide“, which, despite the product centric title, has been praised as the best book ever written on JVM internals.

Alex Snaps

Alex Snaps is Principal Software Engineer at Terracotta - a Software AG company. He's been working on Ehcache, Quartz and the Terracotta platform for over 5 years now. As part of his responsibilities, he's leading efforts around keeping the R&D team productive, while keeping code quality high. Alex also is a contributor to both the Hibernate ORM & OGM projects and one of the two reps for Software AG on the Java Community Process Executive Committee. He loves distributed systems and consider himself an API geek. You can ping him @alexsnaps

David Blevins

David Blevins is a founder of the Apache TomEE, OpenEJB and Geronimo projects. David was a member of the EJB 3.0, EJB 3.1, and Java EE 6 Expert Groups, current member of the EJB 3.2 (JSR 345) and Java EE 7 (JSR 342) Expert Groups, and contributing author to “Component-Based Software Engineering: Putting the Pieces Together” from Addison Wesley.

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  • Yves Le C.

    Given the figures for Liberty server, I just wonder if the survey was post to developerWorks community (4M members)...I guess the results would have been quite different ;)

    July 5, 2014

    • Simon M.

      If the RL team had posted the survey to any of the groups, WebSphere, WebLogic, JBoss, etc, results would have been skewed. Hence not doing that gives a more representable picture of distribution. The liberty profile is still very young so adoption, as expected will be slow.

      July 5, 2014

    • Yves Le C.

      Might be not so slow. Check the Liberty Java Runtime on new Bluemix platform. We will see, but a new survey in one year will be interesting, taking into account App Server used in Cloud Platform used by developers, no ?

      July 6, 2014

  • Kamesh M.

    I enjoyed it, it was very informative

    June 26, 2014

  • Carl Matthew J.

    I enjoyed it and would like to do it again.

    June 24, 2014

  • Eric B.

    Fantastic Meetup. Great panel, as always. If there was going to be a Part 2 that would be awesome!

    June 24, 2014

  • Rick A.

    Had already read the very informative survey results, but I enjoyed the insights from the panel discussion. Only downside is that we ran out of time. If there was a follow-up panel to cover the last few areas, I'd certainly attend.

    1 · June 24, 2014

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