* Unix Orchestration Roundup: Tools for Programmatic Systems Administration: Not a developer article per se, but really useful to developers as well. Provides a list of tools that can help with systems administration, automation and deployment.
* Stack Overflow Makes Slow Pages 100x Faster by Simple SQL Tuning: A short article describing how simple SQL tuning allowed Stack Overflow to increase the speed of slow pages by 100 fold. Common problems, like the N+1 Select problem, were identified and solved during the process.
* Cloud APIs and the new spaghetti factory: An article that investigates the explosion of the Cloud APIs and explores the implications of integrating one of them in an application.
* Functional Programming: A Pragmatic Introduction: A nice introduction in the world of functional programming. The presentation uses Java code samples, emphasizing the need for a mindset change in approaching coding and why the functional paradigm is useful.
* Android Basics – Applying some UI patterns: A short guide on how to apply Android UI patterns and create a nice looking interface for your application. Also check out our Android related posts and our Android Full Application Tutorial.
* Database Performance Tips You Won’t Want To Miss: Nice article providing some database performance tips. Most of them are quite known (indices, functions, bound parameters etc.), but it is always good to go back to basics.
* Continuous Delivery = Better Software, Faster: An article that describes how to leverage Continuous Delivery in order to decrease bug count, create a more robust product and establish a better product development lifecycle.
* Data Partitioning – Scaling the Database: This article discusses some of the existing ways to scale a database and focuses on data partitioning. Partitioning splits the application’s data across each of the database nodes and, if implemented correctly, can give a big boost to the system’s scalability.
* Spring Roo: A Year of Productivity: Here the author provides an overview of his experience with Spring Roo and provides a comprehensive list of articles and resources to get you started with Roo.
That’s all for this week. Stay tuned for more, here at JavaCodeGeeks.
Author David Gassner explores Java SE (Standard Edition), the language used to build mobile apps for Android devices, enterprise server applications, and more!
The course demonstrates how to install both Java and the Eclipse IDE and dives into the particulars of programming. The course also explains the fundamentals of Java, from creating simple variables, assigning values, and declaring methods to working with strings, arrays, and subclasses; reading and writing to text files; and implementing object oriented programming concepts. Exercise files are included with the course.