Most clicked news

Top 10 Java stories of November: On the road to Angular v8, Amazon Corretto & more

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The Christmas season has officially started! December is upon us and so is the time to have our monthly review of the most clicked news! Old but gold tutorials, Angular and Java news are all around! Let’s have a look.

Honorable mentions: New and noteworthy

Which technologies will dominate in 2019?
2019 is just around the corner so we’d like to find out which technologies will dominate next year, which technologies will fall behind and what’s going to stay static. We received over 350 votes so we humbly thank you for your participation.

Amazon announces Corretto, a *free*, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK with LTS
After re-affirming long-term support for Java in Amazon Linux a couple of weeks ago, Amazon announced at Devoxx Belgium the preview of Amazon Corretto, a free distribution of OpenJDK that offers LTS.

On the road to Angular v8
It’s time to leave Angular v7 behind. Now that v7.1 is here, it’s time to look towards the future, which, in our case, is Angular v8. We still have some months left but we look forward to embarking on a new journey. Case in point: the beta season for Angular v7.2 has arrived.

Most clicked stories

1. How to implement a switch-case statement in Python

Switch-case statements are a powerful tool for control in programming. In this article, Sreeram Sceenivasan goes over you can use a switch-case statement in Python.

2. 10 SQL tricks that you didn’t think were possible

In this article, Java champion Lukas Eder invites readers to take a look at 10 SQL tricks. The article is a summary of his extremely fast-paced, ridiculously childish-humored talk, which he has given at conferences like JAX, and Devoxx France.

3. How to convert a Java String to an Int

In this tutorial, Allice Watson explains how a String can be converted into an int data type in Java, with examples included.

4. Angular v7 is here but 7.1.0 RC phase already kicked off

It’s been a bit a couple of weeks since Angular v7 was released and we’re still in celebratory mode. But what’s even more exciting is that the beta phase for 7.1.0 has already begun!

Angular v7.1.0 beta.0 brings four big fixes and one feature. We put Angular v7 under the microscope and had an overview of all the new features. Don’t miss it!

5. Top 5 IDEs and code editors for Python

Python has seen a resurgence in popularity as this scripting language has proven attractive for machine learning and data science. We took a look at some of the most popular IDEs and code editors for Python.

6. Top 5 JavaScript IDEs

Looking for a new IDE for JavaScript? We take a look at some of the most popular options for this language, including Komodo, Atom, VS Code, and more.

7. Using Apache NetBeans (incubating) with JDK 9

With the release of JDK 9 and NetBeans in transition to Apache, should you wait or move to a different development environment? Because NetBeans IDE 8.2 does not support JDK 9, those wanting to use JDK 9 do need to make some choices.

8. Music while coding? Science says pump up the jams

Need some help entering the zone? Listening to music while programming is scientifically proven to help out productivity and raise happiness. What are programmers listening to while they work, and what do you tune into? In this article, we take a look at the benefits of different music genres while coding.

9. Spring Boot tutorial: REST services and microservices

In this tutorial, Michael Gruczel uses a simple example to show how to set up a REST-based microservice with Spring Boot.

The times of Java EE application server and monolithic software architectures are nearly gone. Hardware is not getting faster anymore, but internet traffic is still increasing. Platforms have to support scaling out. Load must be distributed to several hosts. Microservice-based architectures can offer solutions for this requirement. Apart from the better scaling, microservices offer faster development cycles, dynamic scaling depending on load and improved failover behavior.

10. 20 JavaFX real-world applications

In November 2015, Dirk Lemmermann(Freelancer) and Alexander Casall had a JavaOne session about JavaFX Real World Applications. They showed a bunch of apps that they made for their customers and their development contributions. This article summarizes the talk by showing the applications that they talked about. In addition, Alexander Casall asked some other JavaFX developers if they want to contribute their apps to this blog post.