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Top 10 Java stories of March

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Readers seemed to be diving deep into the archives of JAXenter this month. Our top favorites included how to build a REST API, the all new Angular 4, and the evergreen NetBeans or IntelliJ debate.

1. Building a secure REST API with Spring Data REST and Java 8

The team at techdev show us how they combined an AngularJS, Java 8 and Spring 4 backend with a REST API to build an office data-tracking tool.  REST APIs are a great interface for both, backend-to-backend communication and the quite popular Single Page Applications (SPAs). At techdev, they built trackr, their own tool to track working times, vacation requests, travel expenses, invoices and more.

2. Eclipse, NetBeans or IntelliJ: Which is the best Java IDE?

This oldie but goodie was super relevant this month thanks to the recent update of the IntelliJ IDEA 2017. This was a massive improvement to the Java IDE and brought back this article from the musty old stacks of JAXenter’s past. And of course, the recent release of Angular 4 made this pretty pertinent, too.

Back in 2014, Coman Hamilton explored Eclipse’s Luna and ranks its range of functions against NetBeans and IntelliJ.

3. 20 JavaFX real-world applications

Another blast from the past! This article talked about a whole bunch of JavaFX apps. We all do love our JavaFX.

4. Angular 4 is here

Angular 4 is here! And like Cher or Prince, it’s dropping the release number to become… Angular.

It may have been a little late, but we’re still excited to see what this new update has to offer.

5. Go is a ‘free time’ programming language, survey shows

Go launched a survey last year and we never heard back from them. Over 3,500 people participated in Go’s 2016 survey.  Now it’s time for the big unveiling — let’s see how many people use Go at work and how many experiment with it outside of work.

6. IntelliJ vs. NetBeans vs. Eclipse: Which IDE has the best Angular 2 support?

This article is another one from the archives! We really seemed to be diving deep in March. Again, its popularity probably stems from IntelliJ and Angular’s latest update.

Back in 2016, we looked at how well Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA supported Angular 2.

SEE MORE: Top 10 Java stories of February

7. 5 programming languages worth learning in 2017

Brooke Campbell has compiled a list of five programming languages that will help you accomplish your goals, no matter if you want to string together beautiful code for fun or land your dream job. She explains how it’s still in the best interest of anyone looking to get into coding to do their due diligence and find out which programming language is right for them. Let’s have a look!

8. Java performance tutorial – How fast are the Java 8 streams?

Angelika Langer answers the most important question for anyone using Java streams: are they really faster?  A common expectation is that parallel execution of stream operations is faster than sequential execution with only a single thread. Is it true? Do streams improve performance?

9. Pirates of the JVM — The infographic: Are you ready for an adventure?

Arrr, mateys! We be sailin’ the seven seas of Java, on a treasure hunt for the finest jewels the Java platform can offer. So hoist the colors and let’s set sail!

Okay, I’m done with the pirate talk. But this infographic on the JVM landscape isn’t to be missed.

10. Typescript, Angular 2 and NetBeans IDE: An unbeatable trio

The final article on our top ten list is another one from the stacks. In this one, Karsten Sitterberg explains how to use TypeScript in the NetBeans IDE thanks to Angular 2. Since Angular 2 was developed based on TypeScript, it offers some advantages in development compared to others options, like the classic JavaScript or the ECMAScript 2015/ES6.


Let’s see what this next month brings!

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