Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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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Touring Plugins – Presentation Assist

When doing screencasts on IntelliJ IDEA or some of our other IDE’s, or giving live presentations, I usually use a very useful plugin which is called Presentation Assist. What it does, once installed, is display on screen the keyboard combination … 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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Improve IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse Interop and Win a License!

The debate about which Java IDE is the best seems to never end. Instead of going into the argument, we’d like to focus on helping teams that are using multiple IDEs in their work. While the choice of IDE is … Continue reading

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Live Webinar: A Playful Introduction to Rx, July 18th

Learning Rx does not have to be boring like working your way through theoretical sermons about esoteric concepts like category theory and duality. Life is too short for that kind of abstract nonsense. That’s why we invite you to join us Friday, … Continue reading

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Live Webinar: Developing Web Applications with WildFly 8

Join us Wednesday, May 21st, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT (09:00 AM – 10:00 PM PDT) for our free live webinar with Arun Gupta, Developing Web Applications with WildFly 8. WildFly 8 (née JBoss Application Server) is Red Hat’s open source Java EE … Continue reading

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30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. Version Control Basics

It’s hard to imagine today’s development process without the use of version control. Whether you work for a big company, or pursue your own hobby project, version control is essential for team collaboration and product delivery. That’s why the today’s … Continue reading

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