RebelLabs regularly dusts-down its virtual clipboards to survey developers and create reports from their findings. Its 2016 Developer Productivity Report results are just in contain some interesting findings.   One revealing element of the survey shows the preferred IDE of sampled respondents being IntelliJ, over it’s free-to-use alternative Eclipse. Simon Maple, Head of Developer Advocacy at ZeroTurnaround, RebelLabs parent […]

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According to Stack Overflow, around every 8 seconds, a developer answers its Q&A klaxon – equating 56,033 programmers from 173 countries in the past year – many of whom also submitted to the Q&A extraordinaire annual survey, comprising 45 questions on topics ranging from Star Wars versus Star Trek (as though that was even up […]

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Eclipse Mars provides integrated tooling for Docker. What can you do? Pull/Push/Build Docker images Run/Start/Stop/Kill Docker containers Customize views The video below shows how to get started with and try out some of the features: Couchbase Docker Container is used to showcase different features. Here are some snapshots from Eclipse to give you a quick feel. Docker […]

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I’m currently adding a new feature to LibFX, for which I create some custom collections akin to those from the Java Collections Framework. I went looking for tests I could run against them and was delighted to find out that Google’s Guava contains just what I need: a massive test suite which verifies every nook and […]

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One of the ways that microservices architectures differ from monolithic architectures, is that they add latency to request processing. This has consequences for what techniques you need to use when writing highly performant code. In particular, you need to do more things asynchronously. This talk covers some of my learnings from six years of working […]

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Upcoming Docker Tooling for Eclipse gave a preview of Docker Tooling coming in Eclipse. This Tech Tip will show how to get started with it. NOTE: This is pretty bleeding edge and so some of the features may be half baked. But we are looking for all the feedback we can get! The Docker tooling is aimed […]

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As the IoT continues to evolve, there’s been increased concern about the risk of fragmentation. Corralling the myriad of technologies involved around one single language platform certainly is one way to alleviate the issue – and enterprise stalwart Java is looking like a strong forerunner in this respect. Today, open source JDK providers Azul Systems […]

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For some time now, most of the main implementations of JPA, like Hibernate,  EclipseLink, OpenJPA and DataNucleus, have offered ways to generate database schema objects. These include generation of tables, primary keys, foreign keys, indexes and other objects. Unfortunately, these are not standardised between the implementations when dealing with multiple environments. The Schema Generation standardisation was only introduced […]

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Wayne Beaton – Director of Open Source at Eclipse – talks about microservices based project Che, which provides an infrastructure for building development tools in the browser. We also discuss JavaScript based Orion, an IDE designed specifically for web development, and the exciting new Eclipse Installer, powered by Oomph. Filmed at Devoxx France 2015. Links […]

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Every year, the Eclipse simultaneous release brings together the hard work of dozens of open source projects into a single coordinated release. Most people think of Eclipse as a Java IDE; for the IDE crowd, this year’s Luna release introduces changes in the look and feel of Eclipse, Java 8 support, enhanced content assist, and […]

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