Author Archives: Breandan Considine

Java Annotated Monthly – November 2015

From mobile devices, to middleware, to enterprise applications, Java has played a crucial role in shaping the design of business software for over twenty years. But Java’s audience is both the means of its growth and cause its own captivity. … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – October 2015

Welcome to the Java Annotated Monthly, your source for all the best news and announcements in the Java community! Each month we feature articles from Java developers around the web and hand-pick the most interesting content for your digital consumption. … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – September 2015

September is off to a busy start for many Java developers, and no busier than right here at JetBrains. Sweeping the chimney and stacking the wood, patching the roofs and packing the goods, we’re making our lists and checking them … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – August 2015

At 20 years old, Java remains the world’s most popular programming language this August, with nearly 10 million active developers. If accurate, this figure puts Java slightly ahead of Swedish. While only slightly easier to read, Java has a number … Continue reading

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IntelliJ Platform SDK Documentation Available

At JetBrains we rely on many open source projects, and provide a few of our own as well. Six years ago, we open sourced IntelliJ IDEA and since then, a growing number of developers have chosen the IntelliJ Platform to … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – July 2015

Open source is changing the way we build software – as Java developers we see it every day. Millions of applications use open source software to ship Minecraft plugins and spacecraft to Pluto. Open source developers maintain some of the … Continue reading

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New Courseware for IntelliJ IDEA

One of the challenges we face with IntelliJ IDEA is showing new users how to quickly become productive. IntelliJ IDEA is a code editor, but it is also a database client, a static analyzer, a version control tool, and for … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – June 2015

This month we celebrate not only the 20th anniversary of Java, but also twenty years of PHP, and two decades of JavaScript. Was it good fortune that gave rise to the popularity of these languages today, or some combination of … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – May 2015

When we talk about Java programming, we are often reminded of classes with formidable names like AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean and legacy code filled with enterprise integration patterns and layers of indirection. But despite some cynicism for its enterprise traditions, Java is teeming … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – April 2015

Craftsmanship has a long tradition in other skilled trades, and as software developers, we are starting to recognize the importance of well-crafted code. A single piece of code can reach millions. A few hours of careful design can save days, … Continue reading

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