Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Java 8 Certifications - Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer 1 (1Z0-808) - Latest OCAJP Exam (OCP 11 1Z0-815 and 1Z0-816)

Update: The latest version of Java SE certification is now OCAJP 11 (1Z0-815) and OCPJP 11 (1Z0-816) which is based upon Java 11 version. You can take these two exams to become a certified Java 11 developer, but if you already have an Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer for the Java 6, 7, or 8 version, then you can take the upgrade OCP Java 6, 7, and 8 to Java SE 11 Developer exam (Exam Code 1Z0-817). I don't have much detail so I still keep this post as it is but once I have got more information. I will also update this post. Today one of my readers asked about what is the latest OCPJP or SCJP exams available and is there a Java certification available for Java SE 9 and Java SE 10? This prompted me to browse through Oracle's certification website. During my casual browsing, I noticed that even though it's almost a year since Java SE 9 was released and 6 months since Java SE 10 was released the latest Java certification is still the Java  SE 8 certification. I know, you might be thinking about Java SE 11, which will come soon, but on the certification level, I don't see this happening. Anyway, I said great, as programmers are still digesting changes from Java 8 now have a chance to be certified the on latest Java 8.

Top 5 Java 8 and 9 Courses for Programmers (FREE) - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you are looking for some free resources e.g. books, tutorials and courses to learn and master new features introduced in Java 8 and Java 9 then you have come to the right place. In past, I have shared some of the best Java 8 tutorials and books and in this article, I am going to share some of the best, free Java 8 and Java 9 courses from Udemy and Pluarlsight with you. These courses are pretty similar to many paid courses you normally buy and many of these are made free by just promotional or educational purpose by their instructor. You can join these courses to learn JDK 8 and JDK 9 features in a couple of days.

Monday, June 17, 2019

How to Crack Spring Core Professional v5.0 Certification - Latest Spring Certification for Java Programmers

Ever since Pivotal, the company behind Spring framework made the mandatory Spring training optional (see here), I have received many queries from experienced Java developers who are interested in doing Spring certifications. This move from Pivotal has suddenly made the Spring certification affordable for many experienced Java and Spring developers who were interested in Spring certification earlier but couldn't progress further due to expensive mandatory training. Since many of them are now preparing for Spring certifications e.g Spring Core 5 or Spring Professional 5 via self-study they are increasingly looking for good resources to prepare for the exam. I have received a lot of questions on preparation, books, mock exams, exam structure, passing marks and useful resources.

Top 5 Android Online Training Courses for Java Developers - Best of Lot

Java has been very lucky that Android uses it as a programming language. This opened a big door of opportunities for Java developers in Android app development. Many people ask me why Java Developer should learn Android? My simple answer is that good knowledge of Android OS improves your chances of getting a job and making a difference in people's lives because Android Apps is the direct way to connect billions of people. Android is without a doubt THE biggest mobile platform in the world, with over 80% market share and over billions of devices running Android. By creating apps for such a big platform, you have a great opportunity to make a difference.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

How Spring MVC Framework works? How HTTP Request is processed?

One of the frequently asked Spring MVC Interview questions is about explaining the flow of web request i.e. how an HTTP request is processed from start to end. In other words, explaining the flow of request in Spring MVC. Since many of my readers ask this question time and again, I thought to summarize the flow of request processing in a short article. It all starts with the client, which sends a request to a specific URL. When that request hit the web container e.g. Tomcat it look into web.xml and find the Servlet or Filter which is mapped to that particular URL. It the delegate that Servlet or Filter to process the request. Since Spring MVC is built on top of Servlet, this is also the initial flow of request in any Spring MVC based Java web application.

Top 5 Free Git Courses for Programmers to Learn Online - Best of Lot

One of my goals in 2018 is to learn and master Git and I have been searching for some good tutorials and courses to start with. The Internet is full of git tutorials and a simple Google search will leave you thousands of tutorials but the big question mark is where do you start? It's easy to pick a tutorial or a blog post if you have some background about what is Git, what it does? and how to use it but if you don't have much background then you need a course which can tell you all the information from the ground up. I personally like learning from a book or an online course before moving to blog posts as they were often well structured. When you search for Git courses in popular online course websites like Udemy, Pluralsight or Coursera, you will find some good courses like Git Complete: The Definitive Guide on Udemy and Git Fundamentals from Pluralsight which will teach you everything about Git step by step. These are excellent resources to start with Git.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Difference between @RestController and @Controller Annotation in Spring MVC and REST

The @RestController annotation in Spring MVC is nothing but a combination of @Controller and @ResponseBody annotation. It was added into Spring 4.0 to make the development of RESTful Web Services in Spring framework easier. If you are familiar with the REST web services you know that the fundamental difference between a web application and a REST API is that the response from a web application is generally view (HTML + CSS + JavaScript)  because they are intended for human viewers while REST API just return data in form of JSON or XML because most of the REST clients are programs. This difference is also obvious in the @Controller and @RestController annotation.

3 Books and Courses to Learn Spring Security 5 in Depth

The Spring Security is one of the popular projects under the Spring framework umbrella which address security requirements of modern web applications. Since Security is a paramount concern for enterprise Java applications, good knowledge of a security framework like Spring security goes a long way in someone's career. It not only helps you to become a full stack developer but also opens a lot of opportunity in terms of job and career growth. There is a lot of demand of Java developers who know the Spring framework and understands how to secure their application on the web. They are also one of the highest paid professionals in the Java world, where a Java developer with Spring + Spring Security getting anywhere to 120,000 - 150,000 USD or equivalent across the world. Even in India, you get a lot of good opportunities, interesting work, and a higher salary if you have these skills.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Top 5 Courses to Learn Angular Framework in 2019 - Best of Lot

If you are a Web developer or someone who wants to learn Angular for web development and looking for some awesome resources e.g. books, online courses, and tutorials then you have come to the right place. In the past, I have shared some of the best Angular tutorials and today, In this article, I am going to share some of the best Angular courses to learn modern day web development. If you don't know what is Angular and how it helps you to develop modern day web development, let me give you a brief overview. It's a Javascript front-end framework which allows you to build a modern-day big e-commerce web application as well as a single page web application which runs on a browser.

10 Web Development Frameworks Full-Stack Software Engineer Can Learn in 2019

The Technical world changes as fast the technology changes and so is the technical jobs. Gone are the days where you can land a job by just knowing one technology or programming language, and somehow to survive in the job for many years without learning new things. Many of us get into programming and web development world by knowing just one or two technology like Java, C++, or JavaScript, but that won't cut the ice anymore. There were teams of tens of people doing specialized jobs e.g. front-end development is done by a separate set of developers and back-end is written by other sets of programmers, commonly known as server-side developers.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

5 Tips to Prepare for Oracle Java Certifications (OCAJP and OCPJP)

Hello All, today, I am going to share some useful tips to prepare for Oracle's Java certifications like OCAJP and OCPJP, both associate and programmer level certification. These certifications are great for both mastering Java language as well as getting recognition for your skill which not only improves your chances of getting a Java development job but also helps you in your career growth. Though you need a bit of Java experience or knowledge to pass the exam. If you are completely new to Java then you need to first go through a comprehensive course like The Complete Java MasterClass on Udemy and learn how to program in Java, because getting certified without knowing how to program in Java is of no use.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Top 5 Java EE or JEE Courses to Learn Online - Best of Lot

The Java Platform Enterprise Edition 8 or Java EE 8 was released last year along with Java 9 in September 2017. If you are a Java developer or someone who wants to learn Java EE for web development and looking for some good courses to kickstart your learning then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share five awesome Java EE courses which cover both Java EE 7 and Java EE 8 and very useful for learning Java EE in 2018. If you are wondering what is Java EE and what does Java EE 8 brings into the table, let me give you a brief overview of Java EE first.

Binary Tree PreOrder Traversal in Java - Recursion and Iteration Example

Unlike a linked list and array which are linear data structure and can only be traversed linearly, there are several ways to traverse a binary tree because of its hierarchical nature. The tree traversal algorithms are mainly divided into two types, the depth-first algorithms, and breadth-first algorithms. As their name suggests, in a depth-first algorithm, the tree is traversed downwards (towards the depth) before the next sibling is visited, the PreOrder, InOrder and PostOrder traversal of a binary tree is actually depth-first traversal algorithms. On the breadth-first algorithm, also known as level order traversal, the entire breadth of the tree is traversed before moving to the next level, hence it is also known as level order traversal.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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.

10 Object-Oriented (OOP) Design Principles Java Programmer Should Learn in 2019

The Object-Oriented Design Principles are the core of OOP programming, but I have seen most of the Java programmers chasing design patterns like Singleton pattern, Decorator pattern, or Observer pattern, and not putting enough attention on learning Object-oriented analysis and design. It's important to learn the basics of Object-oriented programming like Abstraction, Encapsulation, Polymorphism, and Inheritance. But, at the same time, it's equally important to know object-oriented design principles. They will help you to create a clean and modular design, which would be easy to test, debug, and maintain in the future.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn Java 9 in 2019

The year of 2017 was the year of releases for Java developer. With releases of JDK 9, Spring 5, Spring Boot 2.0 and Spring Security 5.0 there was so much to learn for Java developers and all at once, but like many others, I didn't make a good process and I am looking to turn it around in 2018. One of my top priority goal for New Year to learn new features of Java 9 as quickly as possible to write more about it. It's also important for you to learn Java 9 quickly to improve your career prospects.

10 Tools Every Java Developers Should Learn in 2019

Hello guys, we are already in the second month of 2019 and I am sure all of you have already made your goals about what to learn in 2019 and how to achieve them. I have been writing a series of articles to give you some ideas about the things you can learn and improve to become a better, all-round developer in 2019 like learning new programming languages, frameworks, and libraries. These three things are extremely important and help you to become a better Java developer but as some wise person said, "you are only as good as your tools", you should also look to upgrade your tools, learn new tools and improve your understanding of old tolls which are still going well.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Top 5 Courses to Learn Jenkins for DevOps Engineers and Java Programmers

In today's world of Agile and DevOps, Jenkins has become an indispensable tool for both Java programmers and DevOps engineers. Jenkins allows you to set up continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) pipeline, which reduces risk on Software development and delivery. This means hassle-free development and deployment. It also means quicker feedback because as soon as a commit has been made into a source control system like Git, Jenkins can start building artifacts and running unit tests. If the build failed due to an issue or if a unit test doesn't pass, you will receive an email instantly. This quick feedback loop ensures that your codebase remains error free.

How to become a Web Developer in 2019 - The Web Development RoadMap

Hello Guys, Happy New Year 2019. I am sure you all have already made your goals by now and thinking about how to achieve those goals. If one of your goals is to learn to code or to become a Web Developer in 2019 then I have something great to share with you, the 2019 Web Developer RoadMap. This is an excellent illustration on how to become a web developer in 2019 and guide you on how you can learn and master Web Development in 2019. It's a collection of different paths to learning front-end, back-end, and all other things a Web developer should know.  You will not just know about web development but about essential programming stuff which is important for all kind of programmers.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Top 5 Spring Boot Courses to Learn Online for Java Developers in 2019

Hello guys, if you are interested in learning Spring Boot and looking for some awesome resources e.g. books, tutorials, and online courses to start with then you have come to the right place. Earlier I have shared some great books to learn Spring Framework, including Spring Boot (see) and today I'll share some of the best online Spring Boot courses you can join to learn Spring Boot by yourself. In the past, I was a big fan of learning from a book, but online courses have changed that completely. Now I prefer to start with an online course e.g. Spring Boot Essentials and then move on to a book like Spring Boot in Action for more comprehensive learning. Anyway, before going through those Spring Boot courses, let's first revise what is Spring Boot and it's benefits and why you should learn it.

Why Programmers Should Create and Sell Online Courses

I often receive queries like should programmers create an alternative source of Income, or should programmers create their own blog or website? both are very important questions and there was a time when I advise programmers to create their own blog, not just to learn and improve their understanding of the technology they know, but also to earn money while doing things you love, but time has changed. Now I advise Programmers and Software Developers to create and sell online courses on TeachableUdemy, or any other platforms. The reasons are still the same, you learn and earn but the method has been changed. A blog is still a good way to establish yourself online but it requires a lot more effort and time to earn something meaningful.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Top 5 Spring Boot Features Java Developers Should Know

You might have heard about Spring Boot and it's magical powers about creating a Spring Web application in just under 140 characters which can be written in a tweet, but what that really means? What are those features which provide Spring Boot such power and make Spring application development so easy? Well, that's what you will learn in this article, but if you are in hurry let me tell you that you will learn about Spring Boot's auto-configuration, Starter dependencies, Spring Boot CLI, Actuator and Spring Initializer feature in detail. These are the feature which takes away most of the pain and friction associated with writing Spring-based Java web application.

Top 5 Java Multithreading and Concurrency Courses for Experienced Programmers - Best Of Lot

If you are a Java developer and looking for some awesome resources e.g. books and courses to improve your multi-threading and concurrency skills in Java then you have come to the right place. In the past, I have shared books and tutorials on Java Concurrency and Multithreading and in this article, I am going to talk about some of the best free and paid course to learn multi-threading and concurrency in Java. You can join these free courses to improve your understanding of Java Concurrency and Multithreading. It's one of the most important skills for Java developers as almost all the companies who interviews Java developers pay particular attention to his knowledge and experience in this area.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The 2019 DevOps Developer RoadMap - Your Guide to become DevOps Engineer

DevOps is really hot at the moment and most of my friends, colleagues and senior developers I know are working hard to become a DevOps engineer and project themselves as DevOps champion in their organization. While I truly understand the benefit of DevOps, which is directly linked to improved software development and deployment, from my limited experience I can say that it's not an easy job. It's very difficult to choose the right path in mind of so many tools and practices. Many of my readers also ask me this question is how to become a DevOps engineer, which tools should I learn? which practices should I follow? does learning Maven and Jenkins must for a DevOps guy? how about Docker and Kubernetes? Does infrastructure automation part of DevOps? should I learn Chef, Puppet, or Ansible are just some of those questions which keep coming to me.

Top 5 Courses to Learn IntelliJ IDEA and AndroidStudio IDE for Java Development

There is no doubt that IntelliJ IDEA is THE best IDE for Java development, even though Eclipse may still be probably used by more people because it's FREE, IntelliJ IDEA is the most feature rich and complete IDE. The Android Studio, which is the official IDE for Android development in Java is also based upon IntelliJ IDEA, which further cement its place as the IDE Java developer should learn. The only thing which stops me and many other Java developers to moving from IntelliJ IDEA in the past was the lack of resources. Since Eclipse was free from the start, there are tons of resources e.g. books, courses, and tutorials are available. There are also a lot of resources to learn productivity tips e.g. keyboard shortcuts and debugging techniques, but there were not many for Intelli IDEA.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

10 Reasons to Learn Python Programming Language in 2019

If you are a regular reader of this blog then you may be wondering that why am I writing a blog post to tell people to learn Python in a Java blog? Didn't I ask you to prefer Java over Python a couple of years ago? Well, things have changed a lot since then. In 2016, Python replaced Java as the most popular language in colleges and University and since then it has never looked back. Python is growing and growing big time. If you read programming and technology news or blog post then you might have noticed the rise of Python as many popular developer communities including StackOverflow and CodeAcademy has mentioned the rise of Python as a major programming language.

10 Tools Used by Java Programmers in Day to day life

Every trade has their tools, and Java programming is no exception. In fact, good knowledge of tools and mastery of using them, saves a lot of time in design, development, testing, debugging, and troubleshooting any production issue. In order to become a good developer, you must know the right tools for the right jobs. A developer without tools and tricks are like a toothless lion, hence it's very important that you devote some time to learning tools required for your day to day job. Many developers think that learning an IDE like Eclipse, NetBeans or IntelliJ IDEA is enough, but that's just the start of the process. No doubt that IDEs are the most important tool ever created for programmers but they are not the solution for everything.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Top 20 Spring REST Interview Questions Answers for Java/JEE Programmers

Hello guys, I have been sharing some REST with Spring tutorials from last a couple of weeks and today, I am going to share some of the frequently asked Spring and REST interview questions to Java developers applying for Web developer roles. Since Spring Framework is the most popular and the standard framework for developing Java web application and RESTful Web Services, a good knowledge of Spring core and Spring MVC is expected from any senior Java developer, but if the job description mention about REST and Web Services, you also need to be aware of how to develop RESTful Web Services using Spring Framework. From Spring 3.1, the framework has been enhanced a lot to support many features needed for RESTFul API out-of-the-box e..g HTTPMessageConverter can convert your HTTP response to JSON or XML by just detecting relevant library in classpath e.g. Jackson and JAXB.

How to enable/disable an element using jQuery and JavaScript? Example

Sometimes we need to enable and disable input elements like text box, radio buttons, or checkboxes, but every time you make a change you need to reload the HTML? The question is, how can we do it dynamically without loading the page? Well, we can use JavaScript, particularly jQuery to do this. An element can be disabled in HTML by setting disable property to true and enabled again by setting disabled=false. By using jQuery, you can grab the element you want to enable or disable and change this property by using the prop() or attr() function, depending upon the version of jQuery you are using.

Monday, June 3, 2019

How to Crack Java Programming Interviews in 2019? Topics, Courses, Books, and Questions

Java Interviews are a little bit different than traditional programming interviews on tech giants and product based companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or Facebook. First, even though it has questions from Data Structure and Algorithms like String or Array, you can still manage to clear Java interviews if you are not an expert on them. The questions are a little bit easier and more practical than those companies. Another very important thing about Java interviews are questions based upon Java programming language and JDK API. Since Java is also an Object-oriented programming language, you will find lots of OOP questions there.

Top 5 Spring Cloud Courses for Java Developers to Learn Online - Best Of Lot

Hello guys, if you are learning Spring Cloud for developing cloud-based Java application and looking for some good resources to start with e.g. online courses and books then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the best courses to learn Spring Cloud and develop a cloud-based application in Java. One of the common question when it comes to learning a new technology is how to start? I was a big fan of books earlier but nowadays I personally like to start with an online course to learn things.  It works better because you gain a lot from the instructor's experience and you also have a chance to ask questions to the instructor.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

How to Check/Uncheck CheckBoxes in a Page using jQuery? Example Tutorial

In the last couple of articles, I have shared a couple of useful jQuery tips like reloading web page and working with tag selectors. Today, I'll show you how to check or uncheck a particular checkbox using jQuery, one of the most popular JavaScript framework. jQuery provides CSS like selectors which can make this kind of task trivial. If you remember, in HTML a checkbox is checked if the "checked" attribute is present and its value is not false, otherwise, it's unchecked. By using jQuery function prop() you can dynamically add this attribute or if present we can change its value i.e. checked=true to make the checkbox checked and checked=false to mark the checkbox unchecked.

How to Sort a HashMap by Values in Ascending and Descending Order in Java 8 - Example Tutorial

In the last article, I have shown you how to sort a Map in Java 8 by keys and today, I'll teach you how to sort a Map by values using Java 8 features e.g. lambda expression, method reference, streams, and new methods added into the java.util.Comparator and Map.Entry classes. In order to sort any Map e.g. HashMap, Hashtable, LinkedHashMap, TreemMap, or even ConcurrentHashMap, you can first get set of entries by using the entrySet() method and then you can get the stream by calling the stream() method. The entrySet()  method returns a Set which inherit the stream() method from the java.util.Collection class. Once you got the stream, you can just call the sorted() method which can sort all Map.Entry objects available in Stream using a Comparator.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Top 5 Courses to Learn Python in 2019 - Best of Lot

If you are a Programmer or a Computer Science graduate and thinking to learn Python in 2019 then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the best online courses to learn Python in 2019. Python is one of the most popular programming languages and it's used in many domains e.g. Web development, Automation, Data Science, Machine learning etc. In recent years, Python has also become a default language for Data Science and Machine learning Projects and that's another reason why many experienced programmers are learning Python in 2019. It's also one of the top languages on my list of programming language to learn in 2019. But, for all its power and flexibility, Python is still a very simple language to learn and often touted as beginner's programming language.

Top 5 Python Web Development Frameworks for Programmers

Hello guys, I am a Java developer and have been writing about Java for a long time. Initially I wasn't interested in Python but eventually, I had to join the Python wagon when I started exploring Machine Learning and Data Science. There is no doubt that Python is the #1 programming language and it's heavily used in areas like automation to web development to machine learning and Data Science. The popularity of Python has exploded in recent years as more and more people started learning Python for Web Development and Machine Learning. One of the important reason for such a phenomenal rise in popularity was the framework and libraries available in Python which makes everything easy.