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.
Server-side development with Windows 8
21 Feb 2013
Feature - Enterprise Java developers typically shy away from the Windows platform, but Sal Pece decided to buck the trend and bring his Eclipse based development environment, along with his WebSphere Portal test server, to Windows 8. This article chronicles his...
What type of software professional do you need?
08 Aug 2012
Feature - Be it an agile team or a company using a waterfall type of development process, your application development team needs an assortment of different skills and skillsets. Here we look at the various types professionals that make up the typical application...
Maemo remains popular as a mobile development platform
25 Jul 2012
Feature - While everyone is talking about iOS and Android, the last Java survey conducted by TheServerSide indicated that Maemo remained one of the most popular development platforms for mobile applications.
Eclipse versus NetBeans: Modern Java IDE comparisons
12 Jul 2012
Feature - The Java community has long debated the best IDE. Is it Eclipse or NetBeans? These are the two most popular among TherServerSide.com readers.
Five ways you can use embedded BI for business
28 Jun 2012
Feature - Embedded BI (Business Intelligence) is the latest buzz word for tech savvy business leaders. The interest in this concept isn’t just hype. There are many ways you can use embedded BI to enhance your business. For the purposes of this article, we’ll...
OCAJP/OCPJP Video Tutorial: Exploring Binary Notation
10 Feb 2012
Tutorial - This video tutorial demonstrates some new Java 7 features, namely the ability to use binary notation when assigning literal values, along with the ability to use underscores in numbers.
Setting Up Eclipse for Java 7 Application Development
10 Feb 2012
Tutorial - This tutorial follows up on the previous two tutorials on installing Java 7 and configuring the JAVA_HOME environment variable. With those two tasks completed and confirmed, we now demonstrate how to install the Eclipse development tool.
Vowels don't cost $500 in Java 7
26 Jan 2012
Tutorial - When naming your variables, put a little bit of thought into it and name them well. Well thought out variable names make Java programs both easier to read and easier to maintain. Good names can even make Java programming fun.
Project Coin: Java 7 & More Precise Exception Rethrows
12 Jan 2012
Tutorial - Afficionados of other languages such as Scala or Clojure are always slagging the fact that Java is too verbose and cumbersome. So, it's not too surprising to find out that Java 7 introduced a number of new facilities that can help to trim down the code...
OCPJP Exam Objective: Advanced Try With Resources Topic
12 Jan 2012
Tutorial - One of the great things about the new try-with-resources construct is the fact that any AutoCloseable object that is initialized in the resource declaration block will be automatically closed when the code block executes, regardless of whether an...