Top 20 Java EE Experts to Follow on Twitter


We all have to agree: there are tons of tons of information shared thru social medias. It’s no different with Twitter.

When we talk about staying tuned with some technology, it’s important to have some kind of focus. Otherwise you could end confused or, worst, getting bad or wrong information.

For these reasons I have a small but incredible list of people I use to follow on Twitter that shares really good information about Java EE.

If you are passionate about Java EE like me, I truly hope this list may be helpful to you. If you are not, hope you enjoy as well! 😉

Important: the list isn’t a ranking, so don’t judge the person by the position at the list. Actually don’t judge anyone by anything…

Adam Bien – @AdamBien

Don’t believe he needs any introduction, but…

Adam works as freelancer with Java since JDK 1.0, with Servlets/EJB since 1.0 and before the advent of J2EE in several large-scale applications. He is architect and developer (with usually 20/80 distribution) in Java (SE / EE / FX) projects.

He have written several books about JavaFX, J2EE, and Java EE, and he is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns—Rethinking Best Practices and Real World Java EE Night Hacks—Dissecting the Business Tier.

David Delabassee – @delabassee

David Delabassee is a software evangelist working for Oracle; his primary focus is Java on the server side, i.e. Java Platform, Enterprise Edition. Prior to Oracle, Delabassee spent a decade at Sun Microsystems focusing on Java end-to-end (from the smart card to the high-end server) and related technologies and developer tools. In his various roles, Delabassee has been involved in numerous Java projects since the early days of this technology. Delabassee lives in Belgium. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and LEGO with his daughter. He also enjoys tinkering with technologies such as Java, home automation, electronics, pinballs, etc.

Reza Rahman – @reza_rahman

Reza Rahman is a long time consultant now working at CapTech. He has been an official Java technologist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza has long been a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and Devoxx. He has been the lead for the Java EE track at JavaOne as well as a JavaOne Rock Star Speaker award recipient. Reza is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and TheServerSide. He has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups over the years. Reza implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. He helps lead the Philadelphia Java User Group.

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:

David Heffelfinger – @ensode

David R. Heffelfinger is an independent consultant based in the greater Washington DC area. He has authored several books on Java EE and related technologies. Heffelfinger has been architecting, designing, and developing software professionally since 1995. He has been using Java as his primary programming language since 1996. He has worked on many large-scale projects for several clients, including the US Department of Homeland Security, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the US Department of Defense. He has a master’s degree in software engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Heffelfinger is a frequent speaker at Java conferences such as JavaOne.

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:


Java EE Guardians – @javaee_guardian

Java EE Guardians is an independent group of people interested in moving Java EE forward. They are doing everything they can to preserve the interests of the Java EE community. Their purpose is advocacy, raising awareness, finding solutions, collaboration and mutual support. They believe that together – including Oracle – we can prove that this is the dawn of a new era for an ever brighter future for Java, Java EE and server-side computing.

Java EE Platform – @Java_EE

Official Java EE Plataform handle. What else should I say? Many official news are shared here.

Glassfish – @glassfish

Glassfish is the reference implementation of every Java EE version, so many hot news are shared thru its handle.

Werner Keil – @wernerkeil

Werner Keil does BDD, Java EE and Microservices for a logistics world leader. Helping Global 500 Enterprises across industries and leading IT vendors. He worked for nearly 30 years as PM, Coach, SW architect and consultant for Finance, Mobile, Media, Tansport and Public sector. Werner is Eclipse and Apache Committer and JCP member in JSRs like 354 (Money), 364 (, Java ME 8, 362 (Portlet 3), 363 (Units, also Spec Lead), 365 (CDI 2), 366 (Java EE 8), 375 (Security) and the Executive Committee.

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:

Josh Juneau – @javajuneau

Josh Juneau works as an application developer, system analyst, and database administrator. He is active in many fields of application development, but primarily focuses on Java EE. Juneau is a technical writer for Oracle Technology Network, Java Magazine, and Apress. He is a member of the NetBeans Dream Team, the JCP, and a part of the JSR 372 Expert Group. He enjoys working with the Java community—he is the director of meetings for the Chicago Java User Group.

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:

Ed Burns – @edburns

Ed has worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Netscape 6, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat and, most recently JavaServer Faces. Ed has published three books with McGraw-Hill, JavaServerFaces: The Complete Reference (2006), Secrets of the Rockstar Programmers: Riding the IT crest (2008) and JavaServer Faces 2.0: The Complete Reference (2010). To learn more about his books or projects, you can visit his website at

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:

Edson Yanaga – @yanaga

Edson Yanaga, Red Hat’s Director of Developer Experience, is a Java Champion and a Microsoft MVP. He is also a published author and a frequent speaker at international conferences, discussing Java, Microservices, Cloud Computing, DevOps, and Software Craftsmanship.

Yanaga considers himself a software craftsman, and is convinced that we all can create a better world for people with better software. His life’s purpose is to deliver and help developers worldwide to deliver better software faster and safely – and he can even call that a job!

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:

Michael Nascimento – @mr__m

Michael is one of the experts that defined the content for Java SE 6 and 4 other Java-related standards, and co-spec lead for the new Date & Time API for Java SE 8.

Recognized as one of the most influential individuals in the world-wide Java Community through the Java Champions program, he has over fourteen years of experience as an architect, designing successfully deployed solutions for all kinds of businesses.

He is also recognized as a JavaOne Rock Star.

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:

Kevin Sutter – @kwsutter

Kevin Sutter is the lead architect for the Java EE and JPA solutions for WebSphere Application Server and the WebSphere Liberty Profile. He is also very active with Java and open-source strategies as they relate to IBM’s application middleware.

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:

Ruslan Synytsky – @siruslan

Ruslan is an expert in large-scale distributed applications and enterprise platforms, led engineering and software architecture teams at Jelastic, Inntelligenz and SolovatSoft, was one of the key engineering leads at the National Space Agency of Ukraine.

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:

Ivar Grimstad – @ivar_grimstad

Ivar Grimstad is Java Champion, JUG Leader, JCP Spec Lead, EC and EG Member, NetBeans Dream Team and International Speaker.

Watch his interview for “Java EE 8 – The Next Frontier” project:

David Blevins – @dblevins

David Blevins is founder of Tomitribe and a veteran of open source Java EE. He has been both implementing and defining Java EE specifications for more than 10 years and has a strong drive to see Java EE simple, testable, and as light as Java SE. Blevins is cofounder of OpenEJB (1999), Geronimo (2003), and TomEE (2011). He is a member of the EJB 3.0, EJB 3.1, EJB 3.2, Java EE 6, Java EE 7, and Java EE 8 Security Expert Groups, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Blevins is a contributing author to Component-Based Software Engineering: Putting the Pieces Together (Addison Wesley). Blevins is also a regular speaker at JavaOne, Devoxx, ApacheCon, OSCon, JAX, and other Java-focused conferences.

Otavio Santana – @otaviojava

OtĂĄvio Santana is a developer and enthusiast of open source. He is an evangelist and practitioner of agile philosophy and polyglot development in Brazil. Santana is a JUG leader of JavaBahia and SouJava, and a strong supporter of Java communities in Brazil, where he also leads the BrasilJUGs initiative to incorporate Brazilian JUGs into joint activities. He is a cocreator and is also responsible for the Linguagil Group, merger of Java, Ruby, Python, and Agile groups that promotes agility across language-focused communities.

Java Champions – @Java_Champions

Well, why the Java Champions handle is here? Because many Java Champions are Java EE experts, so following the official Twitter is nice to be in touch of what they are saying about it.

Antonio Goncalves – @agoncal

Antonio is a senior software architect living in Paris. He has started working in IT in 1992. Initially focused in C and C++ development, he switched to Java in the late 1990s. His career has then taken him to different countries and companies where he now works as an independent Java EE consultant. As a former BEA consultant he has a great expertise in application servers such as Weblogic, JBoss and GlassFish. He is particularly fond of Open Source and he is a member of the OOSGTP (Open Source Get Together Paris). He is also the co-creator and co-leader of the Paris Java User Group and more recently Devoxx France. He is also a member of Les CastCodeurs team which podcasts regularly news about the Java ecosystem.

Adopt a JSR – @adoptajsr

For me this is the best initiative for community engagement. So here you can stay tuned with many JSR’s, including those under Java EE umbrella, and even get involved.

Bonus Expert

OmniFaces – @OmniFaces

OmniFaces is a utility library for JSF 2 that focusses on utilities that ease everyday tasks with the standard JSF API. OmniFaces is a response to frequently recurring problems encountered during ages of professional JSF development and from questions being asked on Stack Overflow.

Contrary to some of the other excellent JSF 2 component libraries out there (like PrimeFaces, BootsFaces, or ButterFaces), OmniFaces does not contain any of the beautiful visually oriented components that those other libraries are already known and loved for. As such, OmniFaces does not and will never contain things like rich table components or tasty look’n’feels. OmniFaces is more geared toward “utilities” that solve everyday practical problems and workarounds for (small) shortcomings in the JSF API. Such utilities and workarounds can be based on components, but OmniFaces does not necessarily strive to be a “component library” perse. OmniFaces can just be used together with any component library.


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