* 5 Ways to Boost MySQL Scalability: This article presents a few quick tips on how to boost MySQL scalability, including query tuning, master-master replication, disk RAID and others.
* Android User Interface Design: Working With Dialogs: A detailed tutorial on how to create and manipulate Dialogs with Android. Also check out our Android Tutorials and our Android Game Development Tutorials.
* Tagged Architecture – Scaling to 100 Million Users, 1000 Servers, and 5 Billion Page Views: An interesting article presenting the timeline of Tagged’s architecture. It explains how they started with plain PHP back-end and one DB and how they are currently leveraging a range of back-end and data services.
* JProfiler 7: Probes, Threads and Heap Inspections: An overview of the new features provided by JProfiler 7 which features CPU profiling, memory profiling, thread profiling and VM telemetry. JProfiler also now has built-in probes for JDBC, JMS, JNDI, Servlets, files, sockets and processes, which records and analyzes data from various subsystems.
* Understanding Cloud Computing Vulnerabilities: An IEEE article discussing cloud computing security. It focuses on cloud specific vulnerabilities and how these might affect both cloud service providers and customers.
* A simple Java web stack with Guice, Jetty, Jersey and Jackson: A “do it yourself”, bare bones web stack consisting of Guice (as a DI framework), Jetty (as the servlet container), Jersey (reference implementation of JAX-RS) and Jackson (JSON serialization/deserialization). Also check out the Java Code Geeks powered Andygene Web Archetype.
* Advantages Of Being A Polyglot Programmer: A nice read on the pros of being a polyglot programmer (expanding your horizons, refreshing things, decreases dependencies on certain technologies, makes you less emotionally attached to a specific language/platform etc.).
* Detecting Thread Contentions: An article presenting a simple, yet effective way of detecting thread contentions. Using JDK tools (such as VisualVM) the author explains how to track down those threads that cause contention.
* Configuring Spring and JTA without full Java EE: A detailed article on how to configure Spring and JTA (Java Transaction API). First, the differences between local and global transactions are explained. Then the author explains how to use a transaction manager within a Java EE server or without one. The Atomikos transaction manager is used for the examples.
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.