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.
What makes good software development tools great?
09 Sep 2015
Tip - Find out what separates the good software development tools from the great.
NetBeans IDE 8.1 worth a second look
28 Aug 2015
Tip - NetBeans IDE set to include Node.js support in the latest 8.1 version.
Enterprise architects consider using cloud-based IDEs
31 Mar 2015
Tip - For many reasons, enterprise architects are now considering cloud-based IDEs as an alternative to a desktop development environment.
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.
IBM Installation/Configuration Tip #1 – Installation problems and vpd.properties
14 Jun 2011
Tip - If you’ve ever had a problem reinstalling WebSphere Portal, and received a message indicating that the software is already installed, then this tip might be for you.
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.
Getting on top of the onboarding process
07 Jun 2011
Tip - When a project requires outside developers to bring it in on time, the task of getting them up and running ASAP is key.
Building Java Web services with NetBeans 7
28 Apr 2011
Tip - In this tutorial, I'll walk through building a simple Web service with NetBeans 7. Let's see just how far the Java specification and the tools that support the spec have come.