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10 Kick-Ass Technologies Modern Developers Love

Introduction to the geek love fest

Have you ever heard the question: “How do you know if you’re in love?”

Well, forget that. We’d rather know “How do you know when a technology is going to change your life?”

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Why a fr*kload of Java developers want Gradle, IntelliJ, Scala and other technologies supported by professional organizations

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Java developers, just like anyone else, want well-designed tools that are built–or at least maintained–by professional support organizations. The strongest examples of these companies exposed in this report are Gradleware (Gradle), JetBrains (IntelliJ IDEA), Typesafe (Scala), with additional evidence noted by the dominance of tools supported by CloudbeesGitHub and MongoDB.

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Java Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014

Sneak Preview: The 14 Leading Java Tools & Technologies for 2014

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At RebelLabs, we love statistics and hearing from engineers. For our annual survey on Java tools, technologies, productivity and methodology, we asked over 2000 developers about the tools they use and how they feel about them (each completed survey donated to charity).

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The Wise Developers’ Guide to Static Code Analysis featuring FindBugs, Checkstyle, PMD, Coverity and SonarQube

Chapter I: Welcome to static code analysis, that thing you aren’t doing

“The quality of your code is a weak spot in almost every software project you’ll ever touch. This is because ongoing development ensures that even the bits you were once proud of become, over time, first less elegant, then rough, and finally incomprehensible.”

Oleg Shelajev, Java Developer/Author

Read it later! (PDF download)

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ZeroTurnaround engineer nearly hospitalized by colleague’s unexpected technology usage

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Oleg Shelajev, a Java developer in Estonia, expressing his confusion discreetly, thereby avoiding an awkward social scene.


Estonian software engineer, Oleg Shelajev, was nearly hospitalized the other day after suffering shock followed by extended period of confusion and unhappiness as a result of unexpected technology usage by his colleague, software engineer Michael Rasmussen.

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Complete this 3-minute Java Tools & Technology survey and we’ll donate cash to charity

For this year’s Java Tools n’ Tech Survey, we were able to do something special this year: for every *completed* survey, we will donate 50 cents (USD) to Child’s Play, a charity that provides entertainment/games to children in hospitals! Sweet deal, right? :-D

The survey is about the JVM based technologies and tools that you use and enjoy. It only takes about 3 minutes–this was verified by other developers. You can find it here: http://0t.ee/rlsurvey14

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Sonatype questions Maven scores in follow-up to Java Build Tools report

Abandon Fish! Migrating from GlassFish to JBoss or TomEE

Chapter I: A little history of GlassFish

“This announcement and Oracle’s ‘optimizations’ is the perfect opportunity for other vendors like TomEE (with commercial support by Tomitribe), Wildfly (supported by Red Hat) or WebSphere Liberty Profile (supported by IBM), to step in.”

Adam Bien, In his Blog

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Disruptive new German conference JavaLand aims to foster a more geeky community

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Germany is the largest marketplace in Europe and one of the strongest markets for technology in the world–from a financial perspective, Germany is one of ZeroTurnaround’s best markets for sales and growth. So why don’t we hear about many Java/JVM trade shows in Germany? Except for JAX, which we reviewed here in our Best IT Events 2014 report, we don’t see many events in general–and even few community-based events–in one of the world’s largest markets…

That’s why JavaLand, according to our friend Markus Eisele, content chair of the event, looks very promising, even if the venue is an enormous theme park near Frankfurt. :-D

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