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.
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.
JavaOne 2011 news, views and conference coverage
28 Sep 2011
News - TheServerSide.com's editors will be on the spot at JavaOne 2011, so watch this page for news and session coverage of this major Java conference.
Drools 5.2 released: Expert, Fusion, Planner and Guvnor
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 28 Jun 2011
News - The Drools community is happy to announce the release of Drools 5.2.0.Final. This includes: Drools Expert (rule engine); Drools Fusion (CEP: complex event processing); Drools Planner (planning optimization); Guvnor (BRMS web application); and Drools IDE...
NetBeans 7.0 is Now Available
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 21 Apr 2011
News - NetBeans IDE 7.0 is the industry's first IDE to support the upcoming JDK 7 release and seeks to enable developers to take advantage of the latest developments in Java and to help deliver higher quality applications.
IDC claims Oracle keeping Java relevant
02 Apr 2010
News - With Oracle's recent purchase of Sun, developers have been following the company carefully to see if it will take the steps to keep Java relevant. In order to help developers stay aware, IDC has recently published a report analyzing Oracle’s road map.
MapReduce Part II
01 May 2008
Article - MapReduce is a distributed programming model intended for parallel processing of massive amounts of data. This article describes a MapReduce implementation built with off-the-shelf, open-source software components. It shows you how to write...
IDE Showdown - Evangelists duke it out at Cologne JUG
01 Jul 2007
Article - The Cologne JUG conducted an IDE shootout that included Maxim Shafirov, Mike Aizatsky, and Ann Oreshnikova from JetBrains, Roman Strobl from NetBeans, Wayne Beaton from the Eclipse Foundation, and Frank Nimphius of Oracle. Each of the four groups were...
JDK 5 in Practice
05 Nov 2004
Article - The new features of JDK 5.0 and I am quite proud to have had a chance to influence it with my participation in JSR 175 and JSR 201. I think JDK 5.0 is a very solid step toward more solid Java code.