As a programmer, you want to explore new things. Learning a new language gives you a different perspective when solving problems.
What are the 5 languages that a Java developer should explore?
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Java Programmer Essentials
As we go towards microservices architectures, what should a Java Programmer learn?
This is the first article in series of six articles on Java Programmer Essentials :
- 1 - Five Languages To Learn as a Java Programmer
- 2 - Five Great Frameworks To Try for Java Programmers
- 3 - Five Tools To Learn as a Java Developer
- 4 - Java Tools and Frameworks : Introduction To Maven
- 5 - What is an Embedded Server?
- 6 - What is an In Memory Database?
Learn Functional Programming and Modularity with Java 8+/Java 9+
Java is still one of the most popular programming languages around in the world today.
Java is an object oriented programming language.
Whether you want to build a web application, or an android app, or a microservices based application, Java provides you great options.
With the evolution of Android and Spring Boot, the development of mobile and web applications using Java has become a lot easier.
With Java 8, a number of functional programming features are introduced which were further enhanced in Java 9.
Modularity is introduced into Java with Java 9.
As a Java developer, we recommend you to start with focusing on getting familiar with functional programming constructs and building modular applications with Java.
Do you know? The first version of Python was actually released two years prior to Java!
Python is by no means a new language, it’s been around since the 2 decades. Python allows you to do structured, object oriented and functional programming. Python makes it easy to write readable code.
Python contains several powerful data structures, and the Python style guidelines are very interesting indeed!
Python has several powerful features, that makes it the language of choice in fields such as Data Science, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Big Data Analytics.
Python is definitely our pick among these programming languages.
Check Out Kotlin
Kotlin is a JVM based language.
Kotlin provides very simple programming constructs, which makes coding simple.
Kotlin is now a supported language to develop applications using Android framework, and the Spring/Spring Boot Frameworks.
If you are a Java programmer looking to learn a new language, Kotlin might be a good option.
Pick Up Scala
Scala is a functional programming language, that is also JVM based. If you want to learn to start learning pure functional style code, Scala is the way to go.
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