Spotlight on mkyong

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Occasionally, I'd like to share a blog I've discovered or that someone has passed along to me. Criteria are few, but in a nutshell, it must be:

  1. Java-related. (Doh!)
  2. Interesting. A good blog is exciting to read at some level, whether due to perspective, eye-catching writing, or technical insight. It doesn't have to read like a Stephen King novel, but it should grab you somehow.
  3. Technically deep or technically broad. A site that dives deeply, quickly is a great reference for particular topics/tasks. On the other hand, one that covers a lot of ground at a high-but-still-technical level can be a handy site to visit occasionally as well. Both are what I consider "bookmarkable", but for different reasons.

Drumroll, please...

With that in mind, this Blog Spotlight is cast upon mkyong.com, a site I stumbled across that offers a little bit of everything for various Java dev audiences. The title indicates the site is for "Java web development tutorials", and indeed it does have these: JSF, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, JAX-WS, JAX-RS, and numerous other topics are addressed to varying degrees.

The site isn't devoted exclusively to server-side tutorials, though. Recent posts include mobile development topics, and the links at the bottom of the page connect you to reference pages and other useful sites.

I've poked around through a couple of the tutorials and, while they won't take you from "zero to hero", they do seem to provide a nice overview of the subject at hand. They also offer an occasional explanatory comment that is missing from far too many texts, sites, and doc pages. It's not a perfect site, but I like it.

The Bottom Line

mkyong.com offers a nice "summary site" of server-side tutorials, mobile dev posts, and reference links. Check it out!

All the best,

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Comments ( 10 )
  • mkyong Saturday, March 24, 2012

    hi MarkH,

    Thanks for a nice review at my website, mkyong.com. Your comments and suggestions are invaluable ideas for the future improvement.

    It's still very far from perfect, and it will never be perfect :) My goal is to provides as much tutorials as possible, and improve it via user feedback and comment, so that i know what is user really want to know. I know this should be a life-time mission, but i just like to do it this way :)

    Best Regards,


  • MarkH Sunday, March 25, 2012

    You're very welcome. You run a nice site! Looking forward to seeing all you do in the future.

    All the best,


  • guest Monday, April 9, 2012

    Hi Mark, good to see valuable site here. mkyong is also my favorite and I have benefited from it sometime, what is appealing to me is its simplicity and clarity, great work yong. By the way I have my own blog Javarevisited, not as big as mkyong but my love of labour and my passion for Java. If you get a chance then please provide your valuable inputs.



  • Mark Heckler Monday, April 9, 2012

    Hi Javin,

    Thank you for the kind words. I think we're all trying to contribute in some way to the Java community, and that's a very good thing! I did a quick search and found three javarevisited blogs, one each on blogspot, typepad, and wordpress. Are you updating all three? Wow, you are a madman! :-D

    Good luck in your continued endeavors! Hope to chat with you again soon.

    All the best,


  • Javin Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Ahh, I should had to left the link http://javarevisited.blogspot.com/, I By the way I only update blogspot one, but you got it right I am kinda mad on Java :))



  • guest Saturday, August 11, 2012

    Hi Yong

    today night i just find your website when i was searching for framework tutorial .This is really an incredible work .Salute you Yong for your kind and precious work. it plays an imortant role to satisfy the thirst of java lovers...and no doubt you are really a JAVA LOVER and from now one of my ideal THanks again :)

  • guest Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    mkyong is a benchmark for new bloggers. As of 18th Dec, it has got 1680 pages indexed in google which requires good amount of work. http://www.javaexperience.com also targets the same. Wish me luck...

  • Mark Heckler Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    I took a quick peek at your site, and it looks like it's growing nicely. Much luck to you, and please stay in touch!

    All the best,


  • Yashwant Friday, December 28, 2012

    One of the most reputed technical blog

    Thanks to Mr yong

  • Imby Paul Sunday, September 1, 2013

    I had a blog named http://www.javatips.net mostly related to java technology, Please look into it, Could you please provide comments and suggestions about this site,

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