* Oracle’s ambitious plan for client-side Java: An opinion on Oracle’s plans regarding client side Java and it’s strategy mainly revolving around JavaFX (now the preferred method of building all kinds of GUI).
* Integrating JavaFX into Swing Applications: Following the previous article, this guide shows how to integrate JavaFX into Swing applications. More specifically, how to add JavaFX content into a Swing application and how to use threads correctly when both Swing and JavaFX content operate within a single application.
* Java Tip: When to use ForkJoinPool vs ExecutorService: A comparison between the well established ExecutorService and the brand new ForkJoinPool, both of which allow Java developers to leverage parallel programming. A web crawler is built as a show case. Also check out Java Fork/Join for Parallel Programming.
* Three pillars of Unit Tests: In this article the author introduces the concept of Test Driven Development (TDD) and unit testing and then presents the three pillars of unit tests, namely trustworthiness, maintainability and readability.
* Why good metrics values do not equal good quality: In this article, it is argued that judging the quality of a software product (thus the risk of using it in production) merely by tool-based measurements can lead to false conclusions. Manual reviews and checks are much more efficient to that end, although those still cannot guarantee error-free software.
* NoSQL or RDBMS? – Are we asking the right questions?: Here the author explains when and why we should choose an RDBMS, why an RDBMS might not be right for a specific job and why an RDBMS does not scale and many NoSQL solutions do. Also check out SQL or NOSQL: That is the question?.
* Why code review beats testing: evidence from decades of programming research: A comparison of various bug detection techniques (including regression testing, informal code reviews etc.). Also have a look at “How many bugs do you have in your code?” and “Not doing Code Reviews? What’s your excuse?”.
* Measure Java Performance – Sampling or Instrumentation?: In this article, two approaches in measuring Java performance are compared: sampling (tracking thread activity from a daemon thread) and instrumentation (manipulating bytecode to generate agents that are called before and after method invocations).
* Restful Web API With Spring MVC: A guide that explains how to expose a RESTful Web services API using Spring MVC. Also check out “RESTful Web Services with RESTeasy JAX-RS on Tomcat 7″ and “Spring 3 RESTful Web Services”.
* David Pollak and Dick Wall Discuss Barriers to Scala Adoption: David Pollak (yet another JCG partner) discusses with Dick Wall the barriers to Scala adoption along with a bunch of other Scala related issues (IDE support, developer’s pool, comparison with Erlang etc.). Also check out our Scala tutorials.
* JavaOne 2011 Overall Impressions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: As the title suggests, this article provides an overview and overall impressions of the JavaOne 2011.
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.