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.
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.
Vowels don't cost $500: Pontificating on Java 7 variable naming conventions
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.
OCPJP & OCAJP Mock Exam Question for the Java 7 Exam
23 Jan 2012
Tutorial - Looking to get Java 7 certified from Oracle, and obtain your OCPJP or OCAJP, Professional or Associate designations? Well, you need to know the tricks they throw at you with regards to operator precedence. This question hits your knowledge of the OCAJP 7...
New Java 7 Features: How to Use a More Precise Rethrow in Exceptions from Project Coin
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...