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.
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.
Cloud based IDEs to replace desktop development tools in five years
04 Jul 2013
Feature - With the benefits of the cloud becoming so overwhelming, and latency issues going away, cloud based IDEs are set to replace desktop development tools within five years.
Enterprise Java Development with Windows 8 Phone and Desktop
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...
How has cloud computing impacted the developer and the development lifecycle?
28 Nov 2012
Feature - At the 2012 Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, TheServerSide's Cameron McKenzie speaks with Mark Driver, VP of Research at Gartner, about how cloud computing is changing the way developers...
What type of software development 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...
What's the big IDE? Comparing Eclipse and NetBeans
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.
OCAJP/OCPJP Video Tutorial: Exploring Binary Notation and Underscores
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.