A curated list of awesome Java frameworks, libraries and software.

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A curated list of awesome Java frameworks, libraries and software.


In existence since the beginning of time and which will continue being used long after the hype has waned.

  • Apache Ant - Build process management with XML.
  • cglib - Bytecode generation library.
  • GlassFish - Application server and reference implementation for Java EE sponsored by Oracle.
  • Hudson - Continuous integration server still in active development.
  • JavaServer Faces - Oracle’s open-source implementation of the JSF standard, Mojarra.
  • JavaServer Pages - Common templating for websites with custom tag libraries.

Bean Mapping

Frameworks that ease bean mapping.

  • Dozer - Mapper that copies data from one object to another, using annotations, API or XML configuration.
  • MapStruct - Code generator which simplifies mappings between different bean types, based on a convention over configuration approach.
  • ModelMapper - ModelMapper is an intelligent object mapping library that automatically maps objects to each other.
  • Orika - Orika is a Java Bean mapping framework that recursively copies (among other capabilities) data from one object to another.
  • Selma - Stupid Simple Statically Linked Mapper. Selma is an Annotation Processor Based bean mapper.


Tools which handle the build cycle and dependencies of an application.

  • Apache Maven - Declarative build and dependency management which favors convention over configuration. It might be preferable to Apache Ant which uses a rather procedural approach and can be difficult to maintain.
  • Bazel - Build tool from Google that builds code quickly and reliably.
  • Gradle - Incremental builds which are programmed via Groovy instead of declaring XML. Works well with Maven’s dependency management.

Bytecode Manipulation

Libraries to manipulate bytecode programmatically.

  • ASM - All purpose, low level, bytecode manipulation and analysis.
  • Byte Buddy - Further simplifies bytecode generation with a fluent API.
  • Byteman - Manipulate bytecode at runtime via DSL (rules) mainly for testing/troubleshooting.
  • Javassist - Tries to simplify the editing of bytecode.

Cluster Management

Frameworks which can dynamically manage applications inside of a cluster.

  • Apache Aurora - Apache Aurora is a Mesos framework for long-running services and cron jobs.
  • Singularity - Singularity is a Mesos framework that makes deployment and operations easy. It supports web services, background workers, scheduled jobs, and one-off tasks.

Code Analysis

Tools that provide metrics and quality measurements. * Checkstyle - Static analysis of coding conventions and standards. * Error Prone - Catches common programming mistakes as compile-time errors. * FindBugs - Static analysis of bytecode to find potential bugs. * jQAssistant - Static code analysis with Neo4J-based query language. * PMD - Source code analysis for finding bad coding practices. * SonarQube - Integrates other analysis components via plugins and provides an overview of the metrics over time.


Frameworks that help to create parsers, interpreters or compilers.

  • ANTLR - Complex full-featured framework for top-down parsing.
  • JavaCC - More specific and slightly easier to learn. Has syntactic lookahead.


Libraries that provide external configuration.

  • config - Configuration library for JVM languages.
  • owner - Reduces boilerplate of properties.

Constraint Satisfaction Problem Solver

Libraries that help on implementing optimization and satisfiability problems.

  • Choco - Off-the-shelf constraint satisfaction problem solver, which uses constraint programming techniques.
  • JaCoP - Includes an interface for the FlatZinc language, enabling it to execute MiniZinc models.
  • OptaPlanner - Business planning and resource scheduling optimization solver.
  • Sat4J - State-of-the-art SAT solver for boolean and optimization problems.

Continuous Integration

Tools which support continuously building, testing and releasing applications.

  • Bamboo - Atlassian’s solution with good integration of their other products. You can either apply for an open-source license or buy it.
  • CircleCI - Hosted service with a free trial.
  • Codeship - Hosted services with a limited free plan.
  • fabric8 - Integration platform for containers.
  • Go - ThoughtWork’s open-source solution.
  • Jenkins - Provides server-based deployment services.
  • TeamCity - JetBrain’s CI solution with a free version.
  • Travis - Hosted service often used for open-source projects.


Frameworks and libraries that simplify reading/writing CSV data.

  • opencsv - Simple CSV parser with a commercial-friendly license.
  • uniVocity-parsers - One of the fastest and most feature-complete CSV. Also comes with parsers for TSV and fixed width records.


Everything which simplifies interactions with the database.

  • Apache Phoenix - High performance relational database layer over HBase for low latency applications.
  • Crate - Distributed data store that implements data synchronization, sharding, scaling, and replication. In addition, it provides a SQL-based syntax to execute queries across a cluster.
  • Flyway - Simple database migration tool.
  • H2 - Small SQL Database notable for its in-memory functionality.
  • HikariCP - High performance JDBC connection pool.
  • JDBI - Convenient abstraction of JDBC.
  • Jedis - A small client for interaction with redis, with methods for commands.
  • jOOQ - Generates typesafe code based on SQL schema.
  • Liquibase - Database-independent library for tracking, managing and applying database schema changes.
  • MapDB - Embedded database engine that provides concurrent collections backed on disk or in off-heap memory.
  • Presto - Distributed SQL query engine for big data.
  • Querydsl - Typesafe unified queries.
  • Redisson - Allows for distributed and scalable data structures on top of a Redis server.
  • FlexyPool - Brings metrics and failover strategies to the most common connection pooling solutions.

Data structures

Efficient and specific data structures.

  • Apache Parquet - Columnar storage format based on assembly algorithms from the Dremel paper by Google.
  • Protobuf - Google’s data interchange format.
  • SBE - Simple Binary Encoding, one of the fastest message formats around.
  • Wire - Clean, lightweight protocol buffers.
  • Apache Thrift - Data interchange format that originated at Facebook.
  • Apache Avro - Data interchange format featuring among others: dynamic typing, untagged data, absence of manually assigned IDs.

Date and Time

Libraries related to handling date and time.

  • Joda-Time - De facto standard date/time-library before Java 8.
  • ThreeTenBP - Port of JSR 310 (java.time package) by the author of Joda-Time.
  • Time4J - Advanced date and time library.

Dependency Injection

Libraries that help to realize the Inversion of Control paradigm.

  • Apache DeltaSpike - CDI extension framework.
  • Dagger2 - Compile-time injection framework without reflection.
  • Guice - Lightweight but powerful framework that completes Dagger.
  • HK2 - Light-weight and dynamic dependency injection framework.


Augmentation of the development process at a fundamental level.

  • ADT4J - JSR-269 code generator for algebraic data types.
  • AspectJ - Seamless aspect-oriented programming extension.
  • Auto - Collection of source code generators.
  • DCEVM - Modification of the JVM that allows unlimited redefinition of loaded classes at runtime.
  • HotswapAgent - Unlimited runtime class and resource redefinition.
  • Immutables - Scala-like case classes.
  • JHipster - Yeoman source code generator to create applications based on Spring Boot and AngularJS.
  • JRebel - Commercial software that instantly reloads code and configuration changes without redeploys.
  • Lombok - Code-generator which aims to reduce the verbosity.
  • Spring Loaded - Class reloading agent.
  • vert.x - Polyglot event-driven application framework.

Distributed Applications

Libraries and frameworks for writing distributed and fault-tolerant applications.

  • Akka - Toolkit and runtime for building concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications.
  • Apache Storm - Realtime computation system.
  • Apache ZooKeeper - Coordination service with distributed configuration, synchronization, and naming registry for large distributed systems.
  • Axon Framework - Framework for creating CQRS applications.
  • Hazelcast - Highly scalable in-memory datagrid.
  • Hystrix - Provides latency and fault tolerance.
  • JGroups - Toolkit for reliable messaging and creating clusters.
  • Orbit - Virtual Actors, adding another level of abstraction to traditional actors.
  • Quasar - Lightweight threads and actors for the JVM.

Distributed Databases

Databases in a distributed system that appear to applications as a single data source.

  • Apache Cassandra - Column-oriented and providing high availability with no single point of failure.
  • Apache HBase - Hadoop database for big data.
  • Druid - Real-time and historical OLAP data store that excel at aggregation and approximation queries.
  • Infinispan - Highly concurrent key/value datastore used for caching.
  • OpenTSDB - Scalable and distributed time series database written on top of Apache HBase.


Tools which handle the distribution of applications in native formats.

  • Bintray - Version control for binaries which handles the publishing. Can also be used with Maven or Gradle and has a free plan for open-source software or several business plans.
  • Capsule - Simple and powerful packaging and deployment. A fat JAR on steroids or a “Docker for Java” that supports JVM-optimized containers.
  • Central Repository - Largest binary component repository available as a free service to the open-source community. Default used by Apache Maven and available in all other build tools.
  • IzPack - Setup authoring tool for cross-platform deployments.
  • JitPack - Easy to use package repository for GitHub. Builds Maven/Gradle projects on demand and publishes ready-to-use packages.
  • Launch4j - Wraps JARs in lightweight and native Windows executables.
  • Nexus - Binary management with proxy and caching capabilities.
  • packr - Packs JARs, assets and the JVM for native distribution on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Document Processing

Libraries that assist with processing office document formats.

  • Apache POI - Supports OOXML (XLSX, DOCX, PPTX) as well as OLE2 (XLS, DOC or PPT).
  • documents4j - API for document format conversion using third-party converters such as MS Word.
  • jOpenDocument - Processes the OpenDocument format.

Formal Verification

Formal-methods tools: proof assistants, model checking, symbolic execution etc.

  • CATG - Concolic unit testing engine. Automatically generates unit tests using formal methods.
  • Checker Framework - Pluggable type systems. Includes nullness types, physical units, immutability types and more.
  • Daikon - Daikon detects likely program invariants and can generate JML specs based on those invariats.
  • Java Modeling Language (JML) - Behavioral interface specification language that can be used to specify the behavior of code modules. It combines the design by contract approach of Eiffel and the model-based specification approach of the Larch family of interface specification languages, with some elements of the refinement calculus. Used by several other verification tools.
  • Java Path Finder (JPF) - JVM formal verification tool containing a model checker and more. Created by NASA.
  • jCUTE - Concolic unit testing engine that automatically generates unit tests. Concolic execution combines randomized concrete execution with symbolic execution and automatic constraint solving.
  • JMLOK 2.0 - Detects nonconformances between code and JML specification through the feedback-directed random tests generation, and suggests a likely cause for each nonconformance detected.
  • KeY - The KeY System is a formal software development tool that aims to integrate design, implementation, formal specification, and formal verification of object-oriented software as seamlessly as possible. Uses JML for specification and symbolic execution for verification.
  • OpenJML - Translates JML specifications into SMT-LIB format and passes the proof problems implied by the program to backend solvers.

Functional Programming

Libraries that facilitate functional programming.

  • Cyclops - Monad and stream utilities, comprehensions, pattern matching, trampolines and much more.
  • Fugue - Functional extensions to Guava.
  • Functional Java - Implements numerous basic and advanced programming abstractions that assist composition-oriented development.
  • Javaslang - Functional component library that provides persistent data types and functional control structures.
  • jOOλ - Extension to Java 8 which aims to fix gaps in lambda, providing numerous missing types and a rich set of sequential Stream API additions.
  • derive4j - Java 8 annotation processor and framework for deriving algebraic data types constructors, pattern-matching, morphisms.

Game Development

Frameworks that support the development of games.

  • jMonkeyEngine - Game engine for modern 3D development.
  • libGDX - All-round cross-platform, high-level framework.
  • LWJGL - Robust framework that abstracts libraries like OpenGL/CL/AL.


Libraries to create modern graphical user interfaces.

  • JavaFX - The successor of Swing.
  • Scene Builder - Visual layout tool for JavaFX applications.
  • SWT - The Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) is a graphical widget toolkit for use with the Java platform.

High Performance

Everything about high performance computation, from collections to specific libraries.

  • Agrona - Data structures and utility methods that are common in high-performance applications.
  • Disruptor - Inter-thread messaging library.
  • fastutil - Fast and compact type-specific collections.
  • GS Collections - Collection framework inspired by Smalltalk.
  • HPPC - Primitive collections.
  • Javolution - Library for real-time and embedded systems.
  • JCTools - Concurrency tools currently missing from the JDK.
  • Koloboke - Hash sets and hash maps.
  • Trove - Primitive collections.


Integrated development environments that try to simplify several aspects of development.

  • Eclipse - Established, open-souce project with support for lots of plugins and languages.
  • IntelliJ IDEA - Supports a lot of JVM languages and provides good options for Android development. The commercial edition targets the enterprise sector.
  • NetBeans - Provides integration for several Java SE and EE features from database access to HTML5.


Libraries that assist with the creation, evaluation or manipulation of graphical images.

  • Imgscalr - Simple and efficient hardware-accelerated image-scaling library implemented in pure Java 2D.
  • Picasso - Image downloading and caching library for Android.
  • Thumbnailator - Thumbnailator is a high-quality thumbnail generation library for Java.
  • ZXing - Multi-format 1D/2D barcode image processing library.


Libraries that simplify JSON processing.

  • Genson - Powerful and easy to use Java to JSON conversion library.
  • Gson - Serializes objects to JSON and vice versa. Good performance with on-the-fly usage.
  • Jackson - Similar to GSON but has performance gains if you need to instantiate the library more often.
  • LoganSquare - JSON parsing and serializing library based on Jackson’s streaming API. Outpeforms GSON & Jackson’s library.


Current implementations of the JVM/JDK.

  • JDK 9 - Early access releases of JDK 9.
  • OpenJDK - Open-source implementation.


Languages other than Java that can be used to write JVM applications.

  • Scala - Statically typed programming language that fuses the object - oriented model and functional programming ideas.
  • Groovy - Optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities. Currently an incubating Apache project
  • Clojure - Dynamically typed programming language that can be seen as a modern take on Lisp.
  • Ceylon - Statically typed object-oriented language developed by RedHat.
  • Kotlin - JetBrain’s statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser.
  • Eclipse Golo - A simple dynamic language that makes extensive usage of invokedynamic, currently an incubating Eclipse Technology project.


Libraries that log the behavior of an application.

  • Apache Log4j 2 - Complete rewrite with a powerful plugin and configuration architecture.
  • kibana - Analyzes and visualizes log files.
  • Logback - Robust logging library with interesting configuration options via Groovy.
  • logstash - Tool for managing log files.
  • Metrics - Expose metrics via JMX or HTTP and can send them to a database.
  • SLF4J - Abstraction layer which is to be used with an implementation.

Machine Learning

Tools that provide specific statistical algorithms which allow learning from data.

  • Apache Flink - Fast and reliable large-scale data processing engine.
  • Apache Hadoop - Storage and large-scale processing of data-sets on clusters of commodity hardware.
  • Apache Mahout - Scalable algorithms focused on collaborative filtering, clustering and classification.
  • Apache Spark - Data analytics cluster computing framework.
  • DeepDive - Creates structured information from unstructured data and integrates it into an existing database.
  • Deeplearning4j - Distributed and multi-threaded deep learning library.
  • H2O - Analytics engine for statistics over big data.
  • JSAT - Algorithms for pre-processing, classification, regression, and clustering with support for multi-threaded execution.
  • Weka - Collection of algorithms for data mining tasks ranging from pre-processing to visualization.


Tools that help to send messages between clients in order to ensure protocol independency.

  • Aeron - Efficient reliable unicast and multicast message transport.
  • Apache ActiveMQ - Message broker that implements JMS and converts synchronous to asynchronous communication.
  • Apache Camel - Glues together different transport APIs via Enterprise Integration Patterns.
  • Apache Kafka - High-throughput distributed messaging system.
  • Hermes - Fast and reliable message broker built on top of Kafka.
  • JBoss HornetQ - Clear, concise, modular and made to be embedded.
  • JeroMQ - Implementation of ZeroMQ.
  • Smack - Cross-platform XMPP client library.


Everything else.

  • Design Patterns - Implementation and explanation of the most common design patterns.
  • Jimfs - In-memory file system.
  • Lanterna - Easy console text GUI library similar to curses.
  • LightAdmin - Pluggable CRUD UI library for rapid application development.
  • OpenRefine - Tool for working with messy data: cleaning, transforming, extending it with web services and linking it to databases.
  • RoboVM - Commercial framework with a free trial to write native iOS apps.


Tools that monitor applications in production.

  • AppDynamics - Commercial performance monitor.
  • JavaMelody - Performance monitoring and profiling.
  • jmxtrans - Tool to connect to multiple JVMs and to query them for their attributes via JMX. Its query language is based on JSON, which allows non-Java programmers to access the JVMs attributes. Likewise, this tool supports different output writes, including Graphite, Ganglia, StatsD, among others.
  • Kamon - Tool for monitoring applications running on the JVM.
  • New Relic - Commercial performance monitor.
  • SPM - Commercial performance monitor with distributing transaction tracing for JVM apps.
  • Takipi - Commercial in-production error monitoring and debugging.


For working with platform-specific native libraries.

  • JNA - Work with native libraries without writing JNI. Also provides interfaces to common system libraries.
  • JNR - Work with native libraries without writing JNI. Also provides interfaces to common system libraries. Same goals as JNA, but faster, and serves as the basis for the upcoming Project Panama.

Natural Language Processing

Libraries that specialize on processing text.

  • Apache OpenNLP - Toolkit for common tasks like tokenization.
  • CoreNLP - Stanford’s CoreNLP provides a set of fundamental tools for tasks like tagging, named entity recognition, sentiment analysis and many more.
  • LingPipe - Toolkit for a variety of tasks ranging from POS tagging to sentiment analysis.
  • Mallet - Statistical natural language processing, document classification, clustering, topic modeling and more.


Libraries for network programming.

  • Async Http Client - Asynchronous HTTP and WebSocket client library.
  • Grizzly - NIO framework. Used as a network layer in Glassfish.
  • Netty - Framework for building high performance network applications.
  • OkHttp - HTTP+SPDY client.
  • Undertow - Web server providing both blocking and non-blocking API’s based on NIO. Used as a network layer in WildFly.


APIs which handle the persistence of objects.

  • Ebean - Provides simple and fast data access.
  • EclipseLink - Supports a number of persistence standards: JPA, JAXB, JCA and SDO.
  • Hibernate - Robust and widely used with an active community.
  • MyBatis - Couples objects with stored procedures or SQL statements.
  • OrmLite - Lightweight package avoiding the complexity and overhead of other ORM products.


Everything that helps with the creation of PDF files.

Performance analysis

Tools for performance analysis, profiling and benchmarking.

  • jHiccup - Logs and records platform JVM stalls.
  • JMH - Microbenchmarking tool for the JVM.
  • JProfiler - Commercial profiler.
  • LatencyUtils - Utilities for latency measurement and reporting.
  • VisualVM - Visual interface for detailed information about running applications.
  • YourKit Java Profiler - Commercial profiler.

Reactive libraries

Libraries for developing reactive applications.

  • Reactive Streams - Provide a standard for asynchronous stream processing with non-blocking backpressure.
  • Reactor - Library for building reactive fast-data applications.
  • RxJava - Library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable sequences from the JVM.

REST Frameworks

Frameworks specifically for creating RESTful services.

  • Dropwizard - Opinionated framework for setting up modern web applications with Jetty, Jackson, Jersey and Metrics.
  • Feign - HTTP client binder inspired by Retrofit, JAXRS-2.0, and WebSocket.
  • Jersey - JAX-RS reference implementation.
  • RESTEasy - Fully certified and portable implementation of the JAX-RS specification.
  • RestExpress - Thin wrapper on the JBOSS Netty HTTP stack to provide scaling and performance.
  • RestX - Framework based on annotation processing and compile-time source generation.
  • Retrofit - Type-safe REST client.
  • Spark - Sinatra inspired framework.
  • Swagger - Swagger is a specification and complete framework implementation for describing, producing, consuming, and visualizing RESTful web services.


Libraries for scientific computing and analysis.

  • DataMelt - Environment for scientific computation, data analysis and data visualization.
  • JGraphT - Graph library that provides mathematical graph-theory objects and algorithms.
  • JScience - Provides a set of classes to work with scientific measurements and units.


Engines which index documents for search and analysis.

  • Apache Solr - Enterprise search engine optimized for high volume traffic.
  • Elasticsearch - Distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with a RESTful web interface and schema-free JSON documents.


Libraries that handle security, authentication, authorization or session management.

  • Apache Shiro - Performs authentication, authorization, cryptography and session management.
  • Bouncy Castle - All-purpose cryptographic library. JCA provider, wide range of functions from basic helpers to PGP/SMIME operations.
  • Cryptomator - Multiplatform transparent client-side encryption of files in the cloud.
  • Google Keyczar - Easy to use, yet safe encryption framework with key versioning.
  • Keycloak - Integrated SSO and IDM for browser apps and RESTful web services.
  • PicketLink - Umbrella project for security and identity management.


Libraries that handle serialization with high efficiency.

  • FlatBuffers - Memory efficient serialization library that can access serialized data without unpacking and parsing it.
  • Kryo - Fast and efficient object graph serialization framework.
  • FST - JDK compatible high performance object graph serialization.
  • MessagePack - Efficient binary serialization format.


Servers which are specifically used to deploy applications.

  • Apache Tomcat - Robust all-round server for Servlet and JSP.
  • Apache TomEE - Tomcat plus Java EE.
  • Jetty - Lightweight, small server, often embedded in projects.
  • WebSphere Liberty - Lightweight, modular server developed by IBM
  • WildFly - Formerly known as JBoss and developed by Red Hat with extensive Java EE support.

Template Engine

Tools which substitute expressions in a template.

  • Apache Velocity - Templates for HTML pages, emails or source code generation in general.
  • FreeMarker - General templating engine without any heavyweight or opinionated dependencies.
  • - Logic-less and semantic Mustache templates.
  • Thymeleaf - Aims to be a substitute for JSP and works for XML files in general.


Tools that test from model to the view.

  • Apache JMeter - Functional testing and performance measurements.
  • Arquillian - Integration and functional testing platform for Java EE containers.
  • AssertJ - Fluent assertions that improve readability.
  • Awaitility - DSL for synchronizing asynchronous operations.
  • Citrus - Integration testing framework with focus on client- and serverside messaging.
  • Cucumber - BDD testing framework.
  • Gatling - Load testing tool designed for ease of use, maintainability and high performance.
  • Hamcrest - Matchers that can be combined to create flexible expressions of intent.
  • JGiven - Developer-friendly BDD testing framework compatible with JUnit and TestNG
  • JMockit - Mocks static, final methods and more.
  • JUnit - Common testing framework.
  • JUnitParams - Creation of readable and maintainable parametrised tests.
  • Mockito - Creation of test double objects in automated unit tests for the purpose of TDD or BDD.
  • PowerMock - Enables mocking of static methods, constructors, final classes and methods, private methods and removal of static initializers.
  • REST Assured - Java DSL for easy testing for REST/HTTP services.
  • Selenide - Concise API around Selenium to write stable and readable UI tests.
  • Selenium - Portable software testing framework for web applications.
  • Spock - JUnit-compatible framework featuring an expressive Groovy-derived specification language.
  • TestNG - Testing framework.
  • Truth - Google’s assertion and proposition framework.
  • Unitils - Modular testing library for unit and integration testing.
  • WireMock - Stubbs and mocks web services.
  • Moco - Concise web services for stubs and mocks, Duke’s Choice Award 2013.
  • GreenMail - In-memory email server for integration testing. Supports SMTP, POP3 and IMAP including SSL.


Libraries which provide general utility functions.

  • Apache Commons - Provides different general purpose functions like configuration, validation, collections, file upload or XML processing.
  • args4j - Command line arguments parser.
  • CRaSH - Provides a CLI for running processes.
  • Gephi - Cross-platform for visualizing and manipulating large graph networks.
  • Guava - Collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth.
  • JADE - Framework and environment for building and to debugging multi-agent systems.
  • javatuples - Tuples.
  • JCommander - Command line arguments parser.
  • Protégé - Provides an ontology editor and a framework to build knowledge-based systems.

Web Crawling

Libraries that analyze the content of websites.

  • Apache Nutch - Highly extensible, highly scalable web crawler for production environment.
  • Crawler4j - Simple and lightweight web crawler.
  • JSoup - Scrapes, parses, manipulates and cleans HTML.

Web Frameworks

Frameworks that handle the communication between the layers of an web application.

  • Apache Tapestry - Component-oriented framework for creating dynamic, robust, highly scalable web applications.
  • Apache Wicket - Component-based web application framework similar to Tapestry with a stateful GUI.
  • Google Web Toolkit - Toolbox which includes a Java-to-JavaScript compiler for client-side code, XML parser, API for RPC, JUnit integration, internationalization support and widgets for the GUI.
  • Grails - Groovy framework with the aim to provide a highly productive environment by favoring convention over configuration, no XML and support for mixins.
  • Ninja - Full stack web framework.
  • Pippo - Small, highly modularized Sinatra-like framework.
  • Play - Uses convention over configuration, hot code reloading and display of errors in the browser.
  • PrimeFaces - JSF framework which has a free and a commercial version with support. Provides several frontend components.
  • Ratpack - Set of libraries that facilitate fast, efficient, evolvable and well tested HTTP applications.
  • Spring Boot - Microframework which simplifies the development of new Spring applications.
  • Spring - Provides many packages ranging from dependency injection to aspect-oriented programming to security.
  • Vaadin - Event-driven framework build on top of GWT. Uses server-side architecture with Ajax on the client-side.



Active discussions.

  • r/java - Subreddit for the Java community.
  • stackoverflow - Question/answer platform.
  • vJUG - Virtual Java User Group.

Influential Books

Books that had a high impact and are still worth reading.


Something to listen to while programming.


Active accounts to follow. Descriptions from Twitter.

  • Adam Bien - Freelancer: Author, JavaONE Rockstar Speaker, Consultant, Java Champion.
  • Aleksey Shipilëv - Performance Geek, Benchmarking Tzar, Concurrency Bug Hunter.
  • Antonio Goncalves - Java Champion, JUG Leader, Devoxx France, Java EE 67, JCP, Author.
  • Arun Gupta - Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar, UG Leader, Devoxx4Kids-er, Red Hatter.
  • Brian Goetz - Java Language Architect at Oracle.
  • Bruno Borges - Product Manager/Java Jock at Oracle.
  • Ed Burns - Consulting Member of the Technical Staff at Oracle.
  • Eugen Paraschiv - Author of the Spring Security Course.
  • James Weaver - Java/JavaFX/IoT developer, author and speaker.
  • Java EE - Official Java EE Twitter account.
  • Java Magazine - Official Java Magazine account.
  • - Official account.
  • Java - Official Java Twitter account.
  • Javin Paul - Well-known Java blogger.
  • Lukas Eder - Founder and CEO Data Geekery (jOOQ).
  • Mario Fusco - RedHatter, JUG coordinator, frequent speaker and author.
  • Mark Reinhold - Chief Architect, Java Platform Group, Oracle.
  • Markus Eisele - Java EE evangelist, Red Hat.
  • Martijn Verburg - London JUG co-leader, speaker, author, Java Champion and much more.
  • Martin Thompson - Pasty faced performance gangster.
  • OpenJDK - Official OpenJDK account.
  • Peter Lawrey - Peter Lawrey, Java performance expert.
  • Reza Rahman - Java EE/GlassFish/WebLogic evangelist, author, speaker, open source hacker.
  • Roberto Cortez - Java EE/JPA expert, speaker, open source.
  • Simon Maple - Java Champion, virtualJUG founder, LJC leader, RebelLabs author.
  • Stephen Colebourne - Java Champion, speaker.
  • Tim Boudreau - Author and NetBeans guru.
  • Trisha Gee - Java Champion and speaker.


Sites to read.


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