Java Development Tools
Java development tools are supported by many platforms and numerous plugins exist to extend the capabilities. In this section, get the latest news on development tools, find advice on how to optimize your use of Java, and follow tutorials to improve your skills when using Java development tools. Learn about valuable tools including the integrated development platform (IDE), and discover tools and plugins you can use to create programs in Java.
Software architecture: Five things every developer should know
18 Apr 2014
Tip - Learn five things every developer should know about software architecture for present-day technologies.
Problem space, community and specifics for software project success, Part II of III
28 Mar 2014
Tip - Problem spaces, project specifics and community concerns help define successful software projects.
Making software projects successful, Part I of III
28 Mar 2014
Tip - Get a better understanding of the ideal steps for creating successful software projects.
Getting Java programmers up to speed on Java EE 7 need not be a 'Pilgrimage'
03 Jan 2014
Tip - Here we take a look at the top five features of Java EE 7 that traditional J2EE and standard edition Java developers will want to familiarize themselves. There are some cool features in Java EE 7, but they're evolutionary, not revolutionary, so a little...
Effective Agile testing means leveraging the JMS dead message queue
16 Jun 2013
Tip - JMS messaging is a great way to architect a solution, but smart Agile testing means leveraging the data on the dead message queue.
JavaOne 2012: Improving ALM workflow with automation in Oracle PaaS
05 Oct 2012
Video - Application lifecycle management changes the way developers work when teamed with platform as a service, according to one ALM expert at JavaOne 2012.
Java 7 and the intricacies of safe and unsafe casting
26 Jan 2012
Tip - One of the problems with casting is that it does have the potential to cause a loss of precision, especially if the number that gets cast does indeed fall outside of the range of the target type. Here we will explain why this happens.
OCPJP Java 7 Mock Certification Exam: A Tricky Question about ARM and Try-with-Resources
30 Dec 2011
Tip - The Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP) exam requires you to know the ins and outs of the new language features introduced in Java 7. This tricky question tests you on your knowledge of try-with-resources and AutoCloseable objects.
Integrating Eclipse and WebSphere Portal 7
09 Jun 2011
Tip - Using Eclipse to develop applications for WebSphere Portal 7 can save you a considerable amount of licensing expense, but the integration can be a bit tricky in the early stages.
Prompting for an Eclipse workspace location
08 Jun 2011
Quick Tip - When working with multiple active Eclipse workspace locations, you can save yourself time by setting Eclipse to prompt you for the right workspace location at startup.