Integrated development environments
When creating a Java program, manually compiling, debugging, and creating code can be a time consuming and often fault-ridden process. With an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), many of those tasks can be automated. An IDE is a software designed to facilitate computer application development. An IDE usually contains a source code editor, a compiler and interpreter, and a debugger, and many IDES include additional tools. Popular IDEs for Java programming include Eclipse, NetBeans, JBuilder, and Rational Application Developer. In this section on Integrated Development Environments, find news, research, and tutorials on how to use an IDE, and discover tips and and advice for choosing the IDE that's right from you. The IDE can be an invaluable tool in creating Java applications.
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Continuing Video Coverage of New Java 7 Features and APIs
10 Feb 2012
News - Here at TheServerSide.com, we've been providing some very dedicated coverage to the new features of Java 7, with a look at tackling some of the new Java 7 APIs like the new File I/O (NIO.2) and concurrency libraries with tutorials and learning guides in...
OCPJP & OCAJP: Java 7 training requirement for the Oracle Certified Professional Programmer dropped
21 Dec 2011
News - In order to obtain the certified architect position from Oracle, attending and passing a training course is now required. But what about the Java Professional and Java Associate designations, OCPJP and OCAJP for Java 7?
OCAJP and OCPJP Changes for Java 7: New Objectives, a Format Change and a Price Hike
16 Dec 2011
News - The OCP (Oracle Certified Professional) Java 7 certification (OCAJP and OCPJP), which replaced the SCJP certification, will now require you to pass two exams, each of which will cost $300 to take, pushing the cost of the designation to $600.
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Sasha Labourey on continuous integration environments
23 Sep 2010
Video - Interview with Sasha Labourey, former JBoss CTO, who just started a new company, CloudBees offering Hudson as a service. Labourey discusses continuous integration environments.
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How to make an HTML5 developer smile: A Google Web Designer wish list
07 Sep 2013
Feature - Google just announced the upcoming release of a new IDE called Google Web Designer (GWD). Here is an HTML5 and CSS3 developer's wishlist of features, describing what workers in the field hope the new tooling from Mountain View will provide.
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tips from the industry's TaskTop expert
25 Aug 2013
Feature - Mik Kersten of TaskTop has continued to lead the industry in the application lifecycle management (ALM) space, and here we look at some of the insights and tips he has provided TheServerSide with over the years.
JSR-286 development tutorial: Understanding the PortletSession
11 Aug 2013
Tutorial - The key to state management in web based applications is the session object. Here we explore the Portlet 2.0 API's PortletSession, how it is used, and how it relates to the HttpSession of the Servlet and JSP specification.
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Troubleshooting Java Code: Log or Re-Throw, but Don't Do Both
06 Mar 2013
Tip - When building Java applications, proper logging and proper exception handling go hand in hand. But there are times when putting the two together is just plain wrong. This article explains why rethrowing an exception and logging it at the same time is a...
Five Neat Things You Can Do Out of the Box with Liferay Portal
23 Feb 2012
Tip - If you've ever run a competitive portal, you know that so many of them have little more than the "weather portlet" or "bookmarks" portlet after installation. Liferay is amazing because it has such full featured functionality 'out of the box.' Here's just...
Digging into the NetBeans Java Editor
14 Dec 2011
Tip - Geertjan Wielenga, of the Oracle NetBeans Team, explains the inner workings of the NetBeans IDE and the Java Editor at its core.