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Overview and Criteria

There are several “Top Java Blogs” pages out there – but also a lot of noise. Some of these blogs are abandoned with the last postin 2008, some have simply switched focused from Java to something else. Others are gone altogether.

This page is meant to an up to date view of the Java ecosystem.

In order for a blog/site to be listed, it needs to fit ALL of the following criteria:

  • Is Mostly About Java
  • Domain Authority > 25 (using the Open Site Explorer from Moz)
  • Alexa Rank < 1.000.000
  • Has Recent Activity (at least 10 relevant – Java – articles in the last 3 months)
  • More text than Ads on the page
  • Actually useful (in my view)

Top Java Websites (9 sites)

>> Javaworld

>> Java Code Geeks

>> InfoQ | Java

>> Javalobby

>> The Server Side

>> Jaxenter | Java

>> The Spring Blog

>> DeveloperWorks: Java technology

>> Voxxed

 

Top Java Developers Blogs (26 blogs)

>> Mkyong

>> Vogella | Java

>> Java Specialists Newsletter

>> Raible Designs | Java

>> Javarevisited

>> Java Papers | Java

>> Stephen Colebourne’s blog

>> ProgramCreek

>> Bozho’s tech blog

>> Miles to go 3.0 …

>> Baeldung // my site

>> Plumbr Blog

>> Takipi Blog | Java

>> jOOQ Blog | Java

>> Petri Kainulainen

>> NoBlogDefFound

>> Inspired by Actual Events

>> Vlad Mihalcea’s Blog

>> CodeFX

>> Thought on Java

>> A Java geek

>> Jenkov Tutorials

>> Antonio’s Blog | A blog mainly about Java

>> Adam Bien’s Weblog

 >> Vanilla #Java

 >> Java2S | Java

>> How to do in Java

>> Michael Simons’ Blog

If you want to suggest a site/blog – feel free to add it in the comments.

Of course, please make sure it adheres to the requirements first.

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jirkapinkas
Guest

I would like to humbly suggest my website, which aggregates all of these websites and blogs: http://www.topjavablogs.com
Also it’s open-source, so anybody can make their own custom online blog aggregator: https://github.com/jirkapinkas/java-blog-aggregator/tree/latest

Eugen Paraschiv
Guest

Hi – thanks for the suggestion. I did consider the site, and it’s a helpful resource, but as far as I could tell, it doesn’t actually host any content itself. It’s in a way similar to the main dzone aggregator which isn’t included either for the same reason. Cheers,
Eugen.

Hayden Jones
Guest

http://planetjdk.org/ is worth a look.

Eugen Paraschiv
Guest

Thanks for the suggestion – yes, the site is sometimes useful, but it’s only an aggregator and doesn’t contain any original content. And for now, I am not including aggregators as much as possible. Cheers,
Eugen.

samberic
Guest

Hey Eugen,
Great list. Definitely going to be adding some of these to my reading list. I’ll chuck my site in there as well: http://www.corejavainterviewquestions.com. Bit more niche but been getting some good feedback.

Eugen Paraschiv
Guest

Hey Sam – yeah, it’s a bit niche, but it looks interesting. I subscribed to your feed to keep track of it and it’s on the shortlist of sites to be added. I usually do consume for a bit before adding it though – a couple of weeks at least. Cheers,
Eugen.

Sathish Kannath
Guest

voxxed.com should be there in the top java website list.

Eugen Paraschiv
Guest

It’s quite new, but they are putting out some solid content – added. Thanks.

Nicolai Parlog
Guest

Hi Eugen,

I would like to suggest my own blog at http://blog.codefx.org for the list. I’ve been writing since September and recently got some traction via reddit, which pushed my Alexa Rank to 4.900.000. I am mainly writing about Java.

Thanks in advance
Nicolai Parlog

Eugen Paraschiv
Guest

Hey Nicolai – interesting blog – thanks for the recommendation. I’m adding it to my RSS feed to follow it for a bit before adding it. Cheers,
Eugen.

Nicolai Parlog
Guest

Thank you for your consideration. I would of course also be delighted if I make it into your weekly reviews.

Eugen Paraschiv
Guest

I will definitely cover your new stuff – the Optional pieces are quite useful. Cheers.

Eugen Paraschiv
Guest

Hey Nicolai – I’ve been reading your blog for a while now – you’re putting out very cool and detailed pieces. Just wanted to follow up here and let you know that I added the site to the list. Cheers,
Eugen.

Shai Almog
Guest

Nicolai,
is the site down?

Nicolai Parlog
Guest

Not that I am aware. I have been using it (on and off) since noon UTC and had no problems. Does it work now?

Shai Almog
Guest

No. Its pretty odd, I’m getting pings back from blog.codefx.org but the browsers refuse to show it claiming it timed out?
I logged into a server in the states and there I was able to see the site but from my machine its unreachable (located in Tel Aviv) odd…

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