New JAX Magazine issue — What’s next for frameworks?
Frameworks are NOT considered as a replacement for programming languages but that doesn’t mean they haven’t rocked the latter’s world. Angular, JavaFX, MicroProfile, Spring MVC, Node.js, JSF and MVC 1.0 are some of the most important players. And guess what? You‘ll find them all in this issue.
It’s not like we haven’t heard it before but now this seems to be the general consensus: frameworks are the next phase in the evolution of programming languages. Don’t get me wrong, programming languages’ time is not up and one cannot and should not imagine a world without them. However, the thought that frameworks could make our lives easier is not far-fetched.
It’s all about frameworks!
We are witnessing this shift first hand: more and more programmers are choosing to focus on the details of a framework instead of the language on which it rests and that’s hardly surprising. Frameworks do come with a number of advantages, including the fact that they allow you to care about what an API can do (and not HOW to write it), they boost the efficiency in the development process and provide a certain opinionated flow of control.
Frameworks are NOT considered as a replacement for programming languages but they might just be the upgraded version. Angular, JavaFX, MicroProfile, Spring MVC, Node.js, JSF and MVC 1.0 are just a few examples of frameworks that have taken the world by storm and are constantly challenging the supremacy of programming languages. And guess what? You‘ll find them all in this issue.
Are you curious yet? I invite you to open the magazine and find out why you should give credit to frameworks for making your life easier.
Inside this issue
Challenging programming languages’ supremacy
The pros and cons of using a framework
Frameworks are the new black
What do frameworks have to offer?
A tale of three frameworks
Angular: One framework
Wassim Chegham, Uri Shaked, and Christoffer Noring
Taking a closer look at JavaFX
Testing with Spring
MVC 1.0 is here to stay
A glimpse of JSF 2.3
Top Node.js frameworks for awesome web applications
A look at Eclipse MicroProfile
“Technology reflects the people who make it”
Interview with Heather VanCura
Should you store code in the cloud?
Don’t write this in white