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Cloud IDE for J2EE development

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With so many of the traditional software tools going to the cloud I want to see how they compare to traditional tools. My interest is J2EE technology and started to look for a cloud service that allowed me to develop, test and deploy a J2EE application. As I soon found out many of the cloud IDEs are designed for web ...

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Hot Deployment with IntelliJ IDEA

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Recently there was a voting in the PrimeFaces forum PrimeFaces IDE Poll for the best IDE used to develop PrimeFaces applications. The most people voted for NetBeans. NetBeans and Eclipse are free IDEs. My favorite IDE IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate is not free and I think this is a reason why there are less people using it on the job. I ...

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Better JUnit-based Unit Tests with NetBeans 7.4 beta Hints

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In my last post, I wrote about hints provided in NetBeans 7.4 beta that improve a developer’s ability to avoid nasty runtime issues with Java exception handling. In this post, I look at how two more hints provided by NetBeans 7.4 beta can be used to make unit tests more correct and more clear during unit test execution. These are ...

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NetBeans 7.4 Beta Hints Warn of Ineffective Exception Handling

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There are numerous examples of how Java exception handling can be more difficult than it might first appear and Josh Bloch devoted an entire chapter of Effective Java (both editions) to exception handling. The checked exception model in Java remains “controversial.” I was pleased to see that the NetBeans 7.4 beta I recently downloaded has some hints to help with ...

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Android Studio Tutorial: Getting started with the new Android IDE

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In May 15th, during Google’s I/O developer conference, a new developer suite called Android Studio was announced. It is a very powerful IDE based on the famous IntelliJ IDE. Android Studio offers a lot more options for Android Developers on top of InteliJ’s fantastic features and deep code analysis. And it seems that it is aimed to the Android Professionals ...

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Bending NetBeans Code Templates to My Will

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Anyone who has read any of my posts on NetBeans knows that there are numerous features of NetBeans that I really like. Recently, however, I found myself becoming increasingly irritated with a particular issue with a particular feature of NetBeans. It finally bothered me enough to motivate me to look into how to disable or alter that feature to my ...

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Reasons for IntelliJ IDEA

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Introduction I often get the question why I use Intellij in favor of another IDE, in this case Eclipse. Most of the time I answer that question by demonstrating some features of IntelliJ and showing how integrated everything is. This got me thinking about what are the actual reasons that I use it. This post will try to make that ...

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Setup your Java Development Environment in Windows 7

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I have been receiving a lot of requests over the time, from students and people willing to experiment with the Java language, on providing a simple guide on how to setup a Java development environment , similar to the one I’ve written a year ago for Mac users. See here and here. So, this post is mainly addressed to people ...

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