Software programming languages
Where have all the Java developers gone?
20 Apr 2012
News - Finding experienced developers is a major challenge for many enterprise IT organizations.
OCPJP and OCAJP: New Java 7 certification requirements
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?
The Java 7 OCPJP & OCAJP Cert to cost more than SCJP
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.
Spring 3 testing with JUnit 4
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 26 Oct 2011
News - Looking on the Internet for a way to test my Spring 3 application, I found many articles that describe how to test your application by using JUnit. Most of them are incomplete examples that do not really work. With this article I will try to fill this...
Weaving process with aspectj and spring-aspects using Maven
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 23 Sep 2011
News - An important concept of aspect programming is the process of weaving. An aspect weaver takes information from raw classes and aspects and creates new classes with the aspect code appropriately weaved into the classes. In this post, learn how to modify a...
How Scala changed the way I think about my Java Code
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 29 Aug 2011
News - Some people advocate their preferred language as the only way to enlightenment and productivity boosts. I don’t believe it. There are others that tell you the language doesn’t matter - at least not between languages like Scala and Java. I think they are...
A disciple from the Church of Bruce Eckel thinks in Scala
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 15 Jul 2011
News - Markus Jais has a few insights on why the hoi polloi is reticent about picking up Scala. Much of the argument centers around the lack of documentation, blogs that are garbage, a nascent set of good tutorials, and Java programmers who think that if they...
Java - Lambda Syntax Alternatives
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 17 Jun 2011
News - The discussion on the lambda-dev mailing list has started to address the issue of what the Java language syntax for lambdas / function literals ought to look like. Let's look at a slightly non-trivial example and try to tease the issues out. Martjin...
Getting the Java out of your Scala
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 15 Apr 2011
News - To get some grip on the configuration of the Weblogic domains and servers at my current client, I created a tool that reads domain config files and translates them in a graph. I decided to solve this problem in Scala, mainly because I read about its...
How to Make Learning to Program Engaging
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 12 Apr 2011
News - So, how do you take the pain out of learning to program? Minimizing lectures is always a good idea. And pushing 'hand-on' time with the keyboard is really the best way to make the learning happen. But how do you keep students engaged and motivated?