Java software testing in practice
Java software testing in practice requires often requires tools that monitor and can track errors and exceptions in a program and which can measure performance. In this section on Java software testing in practice, read about the latest Java software testing tools and discover strategies for testing efficiently and economically.
Tomcat performance optimization consolidating log files
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.
Fast response times vs. consistent response times
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.
Defining application 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 a phenomenally bad 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.
Can more complex code be easier to maintain?
02 Mar 2012
Tip - The architecture of an enterprise application may be more complex than seems necessary, but maintainable code often requires complexity.
The intricacies of safe and unsafe casting in Java 7
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 Exam Question: AutoCloseable
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.
Testing Web apps for Internet browser compatibility
26 Jul 2011
Tip - Achieving 100% cross-browser compatible Web applications is practically impossible, but following the right guidelines can make Internet browser compatibility testing much easier.
A PMP does not a PM make
19 May 2011
Tip - While a PMP certification definitely gives the theoretical knowledge required to manage a project, it doesn't necessarily make for the best project manager.