Eclipse is supposed to be easy to work with, but hours of coding in this IDE can really tire out your eyes. Never fear – there’s now a solution to this problem. The Eclipse theme “Clean Sheet” was developed for an eye-friendly UX.
For all search-engine geeks out there, the Apache Lucene Team has a very special gift for the holidays: Version 5.4.0 of Apache Lucene and Apache Solr has been released!
They say distractions are bad for productive, creative work. That’s maybe the reason so many developers prefer to work at night. But is the need for a distraction-free working environment really the reason for the strange sleeping and working habits of software programmers?
Java Champion and JAX Finance advisory board member Peter Lawrey talks about what programming trends are penetrating the Finance IT sector, and shares his opinion on the speed of streams and Java’s development under Oracle.
Leading IT innovators in finance and DevOps are set to convene in London for the JAX Finance and JAX DevOps conferences, running side by side in April 2016.
Both Agile and DevOps have brought about major improvements in the efficiency of software development. But are teams supposed to get to this improved level of efficiency? Steve Naidamast looks at metrics and the problems of estimates in an agile environment.
Being human, software developers are destined to make biased decisions that are often influenced by emotions and flawed heuristics. Is there a way to improve decision making in software development, asks JAX London and JavaOne speaker Daniel Bryant.
This week in Java news: the cause of Java 9 delays becomes clearer, Java is to get a new version string scheme and the Streams debate continues. Java news updates and new knowledge resources in Thorben Janssen’s Java Weekly.
OSGi Allance VP Susan Schwarze provides an overview of the latest developments driven by the OSGi Alliance and recommendations on how you can get involved.
Ken Fogel investigates on the best method for making a custom JavaFX control, without FXML, that is available to the Scene Builder.
To all Android developers still using Eclipse, there’s a better life out there, says Android Studio enthusiast Sebastian Guillen, who walks us through some efficiency-enhancing features that sealed the deal after moving from Eclipse.
The team behind the functional programming language Scala have updated their 2016 release schedule, revealing the areas where community contribution is welcome. Library authors and updates to documentation are all highlighted as ways to help.
There’s a legend out there saying that every time someone mentions Project Jigsaw, it’s delayed by one month. Alex Zhitnitsky takes a brief look at Project Jigsaw’s history of delays in the wake of recent news about the Java 9 launch being pushed back.
How do you know if your code base is rotting? Before you get defensive about your code, software architect Erik Dietrich wants you to know that every code base rots over time. The key is to ensure you’re managing the complexity of its growth correctly.