Author Archives: Breandan Considine

Java Annotated Monthly – October 2014

This month, we had the chance to meet thousands of you at the 19th annual JavaOne conference in San Francisco, and learn how developers from around the world are helping build a better Java ecosystem. Today is a tremendously exciting … Continue reading

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Inspection Connection – Issue #5, Encapsulation Examination

Encapsulation is a simple but powerful concept in software engineering that often goes hand-in hand with abstraction. In OOP, we use these two principles to help model mundane and complex systems, from physical processes to digital transactions, however these terms … Continue reading

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The Inspection Connection – Issue #4, Duplication Detection

One of the core principles of computer programming is eliminating manual repetition. Not only is repeated code time-consuming to read and review, it is disproportionately complex to maintain and provides a ready source of bugs when one copy changes. Yet … Continue reading

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The Inspection Connection – Issue #3, Annotation Validation

Android developers will be familiar with the concept of resource IDs, which are unique integers generated by the Android Asset Packaging Tool (aapt) for accessing resources within your application through the static class, R. Resource IDs are assigned to all … Continue reading

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Touring Plugins – Floobits

Software has become an increasingly cooperative process, both for applications themselves and for those who build them. With today’s developer teams spanning classrooms and continents, good interprocess communication is critical, and Floobits can help. Floobits is a real-time collaborative editor, … Continue reading

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The Inspection Connection – Issue #2, Proposition Transformation

Boolean algebra can be difficult to reason about, which is why IntelliJ IDEA provides several inspections and intentions to simplify boolean expressions, improve readability and help make your code less prone to bugs. Here are just a few you may … Continue reading

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The Inspection Connection – Issue #1, Migration Translation

The release of JDK 8 has introduced a number of new language features into Java vernacular. In this issue of The Inspection Connection, we will examine eight useful inspections that IntelliJ IDEA provides to help you become more fluent in functional … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – September 2014

The Java Annotated Monthly is your one source for the latest developments from the Java community and beyond. Each month, we highlight the most interesting content around the web, from developers like you. This month’s issue is dedicated to Robbie … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – July 2014

Today’s Java landscape is growing larger and faster than ever, with over 30,000 new Java projects created on GitHub each month. Here on the Java Annotated Monthly we leave no stone unturned to bring you the most important news and … Continue reading

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Java Annotated Monthly – June 2014

The Java ecosystem is alive and flourishing, with nearly ten million active Java developers, and this June is no exception! Each month, we’re thrilled to bring you the best content from around the world. Looking for the latest Java news … Continue reading

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