Saturday, July 20, 2019

Maven - 10 Things Java developer should know

The Apache Maven is an essential tool for Java developers. It makes their life easy by allowing them to create a Java project faster by using a standard directory structure. It also helps them to download project dependency automatically. Not only that, but Maven also download transitive dependencies which relieve Java developers from the big headache of keep check of different versions of dependent libraries. For example, if your application is dependent on Spring framework but Spring is dependent on Log4j then you also need to download the correct version of Log4j JAR files for Spring MVC framework, Maven does this automatically for you.

Friday, July 19, 2019

A Better way to write Complex SQL queries for Programmers

There is no doubt that writing code is more art than science, every coder cannot write beautiful code which is both readable and maintainable, even with experience. In general, coding improves with experience when you learn the art of coding e.g. favoring composition over inheritance or coding for interface than implementation, but only a few developers able to master these techniques.  Same applies to SQL queries. The way you structure your query, the way you write it goes a long way to communicate your intent to the fellow developer. When I see SQL queries on emails from multiple developers, I can see the stark difference in their writing style.

Top 5 Courses to Pass Azure Architecture Technologies Certification Exam - (AZ-300) Online Training Courses

The Azure cloud solutions from Microsoft is quickly becoming the go-to Cloud platform for many companies. While AWS leads the retail space and Google Cloud Platform is still in the middle, Microsoft's Azure has emerged as a winner by attracting both big and small companies into its Cloud platform. This means the demand of people familiar with Azure architecture and Azure Cloud products and services is rising and providing some of the excellent career opportunity for Developers and DevOps who are interested in Cloud Computing. It's also very rewarding, the average salary for Azure Solution Architect in silicon valley is around 145,000 USD which is highly competitive. It's one of the highest paying technology jobs.  In short, Azure is currently presenting a very good opportunity for senior developers.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Top 4 Free Java 11 Certification Mock Tests and Practice Questions - (OCAJP 11 - 1Z0-815 and OCAPJP 816 Sample Questions)

The latest Java certification is now out, the Java 11 Certification. Ever since Java 9 and Java10 was out, programmers were speculating that what will happen to Java certification now? Will, there is be a new Java 9 certification or Java 10 certification? will there be a new Java certification every 6 months, following the Java SE release cycle? Well, Thankfully, nothing of that sort happened, a new Java certification every six months would have been a crazy idea, not just for students and programmers but also to all the party involved including Oracle itself.  Now the big question is what has been changed in Java 11 certification and should you go for OCAJP 8 or OCAJP 11 certification? There is not much change between Java 11 Certification and Java 8 Certification.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

10 Free Places to Learn Git Online for Beginners in 2019

I have worked with a lot of source control systems like SVN, CVS, TFS, VSS, Mercury and I had always wondered, why so many source control systems? why not just one. It's one of the mandatory software tools for development and everyone needs a version control and code repository, there should be a standard solution. It seems Git and Github has solved that problem now. Now, Git is everywhere from open source to closed source, from small startups to big Investment banks but there was still legacy projects which were lying on SVN and CVS, but they are now also started moving towards it. Until last year, I was working on at least one project on SVN but now that has also moved to Git. This shows the dominance of Git and that's why it becomes extremely important for both new and experienced programmer to learn Git and Github.

Top 5 Java 8 Certifications Courses to Prepare OCAJP (1Z0-808) Exam Online

If you are preparing for Oracle Certified Java SE 8 Associate exam, also known as OCAJP 8 and OCPJP 8 with exam codes 1Z0-808 and looking for a decent online course to kick start with your preparation then you have come to the right place. In this article, I will share some of the best online courses to prepare for Java SE 8 certifications. Btw, first of all, configurations to make the right decision. If you are a Java developer then certifying for your skill will not only distinguish you from millions of other non-certified Java programmers but also improve your knowledge and understanding of Java SE 8. If you are looking for a job then this can help you to get a better job and if you are looking for a career growth e.g. to become senior Java developer, these certifications can help you to get a promotion.