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.
Bitnami: How a pet project evolved into cloud hosting and server management
25 Nov 2014
Feature - It's amazing how what was once a pet project that provided simple installers to fellow developers turned into a profitable business on the leading edge of cloud hosting and managed virtual servers. Here we take a look at the Bitnami story.
Advanced JSF Tutorial: The single page interface (SPI) with Facelets, Ajax and HTML5
07 Sep 2014
Tutorial - Some say it's impossible, but if you really understand the technology, you will realize that creating a single page interface (SPI) with JSF, Facelets, Ajax and HTML really isn't all that hard. In fact, JavaServer Faces makes it pretty easy!
HTML5 now rules the desktop, but shortcomings make it a hard sell for mobile
18 Aug 2014
Feature - HTML5 is changing the game for both mobile and desktop developers, but that doesn't mean HTML5 is a panacea. Performance problems, a lack of tooling and missing features are causing a roadblock for some organizations, especially in the mobile space....
Aggregating big data from embedded devices is changing the analytics world
09 Aug 2014
Feature - With more and more embedded devices being connected to corporate networks, more data than ever is being aggregated from machine to machine interactions. Smart companies are now leveraging this data to make their organizations and processes more...
Top 5 Java based tools for capturing business intelligence (BI)
28 Jul 2014
Feature - There are many tools out there for working with BI, but here we look at the top five Business Intelligence tools that are written using the Java language.
An introduction to template building with Facelets, CSS, HTML and JSF 2.2
19 Jul 2014
Freezer: Putting object relational mapping (ORM) tools to the test
03 Jul 2014
Feature - Freezer is a code generator that constructs the persistence layer of a Java application: DAOs, DTOs, database tables and database documentation. This article compares the use of the DAOs generated by Freezer, with the use of an ORM tool, like for example...
When did Gradle get so hot? A look at what is trending on the Java tools landscape
05 Jun 2014
Feature - Who knew that so many Java developers were looking at adopting Gradle as their build tool. Goodbye Maven. Goodbye ANT. It looks like Gradle is the Groovy new Java tool, or at least, that's what the latest trends survey would suggest.
O'Reilly Fluent 2014 conference coverage
20 Mar 2014
Conference coverage - Get the latest on Web platform technology from Fluent 2014.
People and process trump tools when it comes to improving software quality
11 Jan 2014
Feature - There are a variety of new tools emerging on the market, but if your organization is working to improve the quality of their product, improving the process and dealing with the culture is more important than the tools of the trade.