Ilias Tsagklis

About Ilias Tsagklis

Ilias Tsagklis is a senior software engineer working in the telecom domain. He is an applications developer in a wide variety of applications/services. Ilias is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.

Best Of The Week – 2012 – W02

Hello guys,

Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew Java Code Geeks attention:

* Android SDK: Build a Mall Finder App – Points of Interest: A nice tutorial that shows how to use Google Maps on Androind in conjuction with the location based functionality of Android. Also check out Android Location Based Services Application – GPS location and Android Google Maps Tutorial.

* Scala IDE 2.0 Adds Refactoring Support: The version 2.0 of the Scala IDE was recently released with features like code completion (including expansion of implicits), inferred type hovering, project dependency recompilation and integration with existing tool sets like Maven.

* Making the transition from RDBMS to Hadoop: This article explains how to perform the transition from a RDBMS solution to Hadoop. It examines the adoption approaches within a company as well as the various tools that exist in order to smooth that migration. Also check out Hadoop: A Soft Introduction.

* The Hungry Programmer: Interesting article where the author states that code is like food in a sense that healthy programming, like healthy eating, is a continuum.

* 7 Ways to be a Better Leader in 2012: Here the author suggests a few ways to be a better leader, including taking time to reflect, using social media to your benefit, engaging your people etc.

* RESTful Services with Maven, Spring and Jersey: A quick tutorial on how to implement RESTful web services with Spring and Jersey (a Maven project is also available for download). Also check out Develop Restful web services using Spring MVC and RESTful Web Services with RESTeasy JAX-RS on Tomcat 7.

* Android Testing in IntelliJ IDEA: Nice tutorial on how to perform Android testing with the IntelliJ IDEA IDE. Also check out Eclipse 3.6 vs IntelliJ IDEA 10.5: Pros and Cons and Android Dependency Injection and Testing Libraries.

* Spring Security Configuration with Spring MVC: Short and to the point tutorial on how to configure Spring security in a Spring MVC application. Also check out Securing GWT apps with Spring Security and Securing a RESTful Web Service with Spring Security 3.1.

That’s all for this week. Stay tuned for more, here at Java Code Geeks.


Ilias Tsagklis

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