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Ilana is a content writer for the Codota blog and has previously dabbled in writing code and riding unicorns

14 Best (and Free) Plugins for Eclipse IDE in 2021

1,667 available plugins and solutions on the Eclipse marketplace online! By the time you read this there are probably even more. If you venture beyond the official marketplace you will find hundreds of other plugins developed to be compatible with your Eclipse IDE. Sounds like a classic first-world problem; too many plugins to choose from. Most of the available plugins ...

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Visual Studio Code vs IntelliJ IDEA – Which is best for Java devs?

When you spend more time in front of your code than you do with your family, you can officially call your IDE (Integrated Development Environment) “home”. Most developers invest quite a bit of time and energy in customizing their digital work environment with plugins, modules, and eye-friendly color themes. After all, it’s where they “live”.  If your IDE is your ...

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Top 6 Most Used Redis Libraries

Currently the most popular key-value store in the world, Redis has earned its wide adoption rate by providing high speeds and low latency, packed with a flexible feature-set aimed at app developers.  Redis is an in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker distributed under the BSD license. Redis is used by many leading tech brands ...

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4 Best Android Libraries for Lazy Image Loading

Images drive user experience. People are said to be highly visual creatures. This is why face-to-face communication is often broken into three elements—7% spoken words, 38% voice and tone, and 55% body language—according to Albert Mehrabian’s 7-38-55 rule of personal communication.  We perceive the world mainly through our eyesight, picking up fewer signals from the rest of the senses. As ...

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How to Convert a Java Object into a JSON String

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When learning how to write Java-based software, one of the first snags developers hit is how to connect their code with other software. This is usually where JSON comes in. While you might be a wizard with Java,  JSON is another animal. Regardless, this blog post explains all you need to get the job done. What is a Java Object?  ...

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Kotlin vs Scala: which is right for you?

Kotlin or Scala? Scala or Kotlin? The two contenders for the crown of the JVM Kingdoms and the title of “Better Java” each bring something unique to the fight. But which should be the next ruler of your code? Java is old. Not that there’s anything wrong with being old. Sometimes it can be a good thing. Math is old ...

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14 Useful (and Free) Plugins for Eclipse IDE

1,667 available plugins and solutions on the Eclipse marketplace online! By the time you read this there are probably even more. If you venture beyond the official marketplace you will find hundreds of other plugins developed to be compatible with your Eclipse IDE. Sounds like a classic first-world problem; too many plugins to choose from. Most of the available plugins ...

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Top 9 Free Java Process Monitoring Tools & How to Choose One

So your Java code runs. Perhaps it even runs on a production server. After you pat yourself on the shoulder on a job well done, we’ve got good news and annoying news. The annoying news is that now, the debugging starts. Debugging and application performance monitoring that is. This means looking beyond the code written and into the internal workings ...

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IntelliJ IDEA vs Eclipse: Which Is Better for Beginners

Any discussion comparing IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse for Java development can be tricky because it’s sticky. The IDE I mean. An IDE is what we in marketing call a sticky product. Once someone starts using it they stick to it and rarely switch. IDE users turn into something evolutionary anthropologists refer to as “fanboys”. IntelliJ loyalists scoff at Eclipse fanboys, ...

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