Java testing frameworks
Java testing frameworks often require tools that monitor and can track errors and exceptions in a program and which can measure performance. In this section on Java testing frameworks, read about the latest Java software testing tools and frameworks and discover strategies for testing efficiently and economically.
With Java EE 7, your Design Patterns are dead. And your EAR is ugly too.
01 Jan 2014
Tip - Adam Bien isn't without opinions when it comes to modern day enterprise programming techniques. From the use of design patterns, to the manner in which projects and modules are divided, Bien isn't without opinions when it comes to developing Java...
Effective Agile testing means leveraging the JMS dead message queue
16 Jun 2013
Tip - JMS messaging is a great way to architect a solution, but smart Agile testing means leveraging the data on the dead message queue.
Tomcat performance optimization through consolidated log file handlers
05 May 2013
Tip - By default Tomcat uses several log file handlers, but performance can easily be optimized by configuring the server to use only one.
Consistent application performance: It's not always about speed
24 Oct 2012
Tip - When developing applications, the response time is always an important metric. But inconsistent response times can often be more aggravating than slow sites. Make sure you take response time consistency into your application performance reviews.
How to articulate and define performance requirements
24 Oct 2012
Tip - Don't fall into the trap of failing to define performance requirements for your applications early on in the application lifecycle. If you follow this quick tip, you'll find that articulating your performance requirements isn't that hard.
Water-Scrum-fall: It's not an Agile methodology
07 Jun 2012
Video Tip - The bottom line? You're either Agile or you're not, and if you're not, using water-Scrum-fall to squeeze in Agile methodologies may only create problems and resentment.
Maintainable applications require balanced code complexity
02 Mar 2012
Tip - The architecture of an enterprise application may be more complex than seems necessary, but maintainable code often requires complexity.
Java 7 and the intricacies of safe and unsafe casting
26 Jan 2012
Tip - One of the problems with casting is that it does have the potential to cause a loss of precision, especially if the number that gets cast does indeed fall outside of the range of the target type. Here we will explain why this happens.
OCPJP Java 7 Mock Certification Exam: A Tricky Question about ARM and Try-with-Resources
30 Dec 2011
Tip - The Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP) exam requires you to know the ins and outs of the new language features introduced in Java 7. This tricky question tests you on your knowledge of try-with-resources and AutoCloseable objects.
Five tips for developing reliable embedded devices
20 Sep 2011
Tip - The whole point of embedded tech is reliability. If you don’t feel confident that your embedded device will perform, it’s not ready for deployment.