* Test-Driven Development Is Not Slower: An article praising the advantages of Test Driven Development (TDD) in terms of development speed, dispersing the myth that developers do not have enough time for unit testing.
* SQL vs NoSQL in the Cloud: Which Database Should You Choose?: A nice, short article describing the differences of SQL and NoSQL solutions and discussing the advantages of each approach. In the end, a hybrid solution is examined (SQL database implementation that uses NoSQL infrastructure).
* Visual Studio v. Eclipse: a Comparison of Automation Tooling: An introduction of the methodology for creating Eclipse and Visual Studio-based toolkits, and introduce Visual Studio Pattern Automation Toolkit, a toolkit for toolkit developers. .
* Reverse Engineering Applications: A presentation explaining why someone would use reverse engineering, outlining some of the tools for managed .NET and Java code, along with demoing techniques.
* OutOfMemoryError warning system with Spring: This article examines the common OutOfMemoryError JVM error and provides a Spring based application that triggers it. JMX is used in order to monitor the application and create metrics.
* Performance-driven SQL databases and virtualization: A short article on SQL deployment on virtualized and non-virtualized environments. Performance versus expenses are examined in each case.
* Hidden Java 7 Features – System and Process CPU Load Monitoring: This article discusses a new MBean in Java 7 that allows Java developers to access overall System and current process CPU load monitoring. Also, check out “Java 7: try-with-resources explained” and “A glimpse at Java 7 MethodHandle and its usage”.
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.