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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
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
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
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
As developers, we can all agree that shipping code should be easy. Whether deploying to a local testing or staging server, our laptop, or a Unix box halfway around the world, builds should be portable, predictable and (mostly) painless. But … Continue reading
As programmers, we try our best to avoid repetition. Repetition comes in different shapes and sizes – in methods, classes and projects, but in many ways repetition is unavoidable. IDEs may help detect repetition and improve productivity, but sometimes the … Continue reading
In February’s edition of the Java Annotated, we’ll cover the latest JVM research, new developments from GWT and resources for mobile developers. On the Java Annotated Monthly, we travel far and wide to bring you the latest news from around … Continue reading
This year promises to be full of exciting news in the Java community. From new mobile platforms to emerging languages on the JVM, we will keep you informed of the latest developments throughout the industry, and look forward to being … Continue reading
One of the reasons Java’s ecosystem is so healthy is the enormous variety of choice it provides, from development tools to runtime environments. Too much choice can often be puzzling, but equipped with the right information, choice is fundamentally empowering. … Continue reading