Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Top 5 Courses to Learn Hibernate and JPA in 2020 - Best of Lot

Hibernate is one of the essential frameworks for Java and Java EE or JEE programmers, especially if you are working on the server-side of a Java Web development project. It's an ORM tool or a framework that allows you to deal with only objects while Hibernate takes care of your data on your behalf. For example, instead of writing classes with SQL to load, save, and update data using the DAO design pattern, you can simply use the Hibernate framework in your project. It will allow you to deal with just objects while it will load, save, and update data in the background. It's also one of the top Java frameworks in my list of top 10 Java frameworks Programmers can learn.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Top 5 Courses to Learn GraphQL in 2020 - Best of Lot

Hello guys, you might have heard about GraphQL, another exciting technology. GraphQL is gaining a lot of popularity because of its superiority over traditional REST APIs. Many big companies like Facebook, Coursera, Github, and Yelp have already started using it, which has also helped a lot in terms of gaining popularity. There is a good chance that you might have already have heard about GraphQL in blogs pots, on Medium, or, in general, Web, but like many others, not sure whether it's worth learning or not, and if yes, from where to start. Well, I have been learning GraphQL since last week, and I would like to share some of the resources I have been using for my learning.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

5 Spring Framework Books Experienced Java Developers Should Read in 2020

The Spring framework has changed a lot in the last couple of years. We have seen significant releases for Spring, Spring Boot, and Spring Security. These new releases introduced several exciting features to meet the latest software development trends, like Reactive programming, support for Kotlin for developing Spring application, Spring WebFlux - a new framework to build non-blocking and reactive web applications,  and many more. Since the software world is changing and most of the development is happening on Cloud with Microservice architecture leading the way, it's high time that experienced Java developers should upgrade themselves.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

How to Create Online Courses for FREE in 2020

I have been telling my readers and fellow programmers to create an online course in 2020, and many of them have already started about planning their courses. Though, one question which keeps coming to me is how you can create an online course free? This is an obvious question, and after answering many of my readers over facebook chats and emails, I decided to write a blog post about it so that everyone else who wants to create an online course for free without any investment except time and passion can benefit. Before answering this question, let me first congratulate you on making an excellent decision to create an online course, my typical win-win situation where everybody involved in this process wins.

10 Free Websites to Learn Git for Beginners in 2020

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 necessary software tools for development, and everyone needs a version control and code repository, there should be a standard solution. It seems Git and Github have solved that problem now. Now, Git is everywhere from open source to closed source, from small startups to big Investment banks, but there were 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 essential for both new and experienced programmers to learn Git and Github.

Top 5 Courses to learn iOS 12 and Swift 4 in 2020 - Best of Lot

Hello guys, Happy New Year. It's that time of the year when we all start making our goals for better health, improving ourselves and learn new things. Last Year, I focused mainly on the Web Development side and spent time teaching React, Angular, and Node JS, but this year, one of my goals is to explore the mobile world, particularly iOS and Android. At least that's a thought for now, and I am not sure how long I can go given the limited time I get to upgrade myself, but I'll try my best. Btw, if you also have the same goal and want to become an iOS developer in 2020, then you should start your journey by learning iOS 12, the latest version of Apple's Operating system which runs on iPhone and iPad and Swift 4, Apple's programming language for creating iOS apps.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Top 10 Courses to Learn Angular and React.js in 2020 for FREE - Best of lot

There is no doubt that both Angular and React (also known as Angular JS and React JS) are two of the most popular frameworks for modern web development, particularly front-end development. It was Angular who started the new way to develop a web application using JavaScript, but now React, and Vue.js is taking that to another level. I have seen more and more people are learning React in recent time. Btw, today's world is all about full-stack developers like you should know how to develop a web application end-to-end, starting from front-end to back-end, and that's why as a full-stack Java developer, you should React or Angular Framework.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Top 10 Technology Jobs Programmers and Software Engineers Can Aim in 2020 to Earn Better Salary

If you are a Computer Science Graduate or someone who is thinking of making a career in the Software development world or an experienced programmer who is thinking about his next career move but not so sure which field you should go then you have come to the right place. In this article, I will tell you the top 10 highest paying technical jobs you can aim for. All you need is some Programming and Coding experience and a passion for learning. Particularly the Machine learning and Data science field looking very promising for fresh Computer Science graduates, beginners, and experienced programmers.

Top 10 Pluralsight Courses For Java and Web Developers to Learn in 2020 - Best of Lot

Since last week, I have been sharing about my 2020 learning goals and what Java programmers should learn in 2020, but I haven't shared with you how will I learn those new technologies, e.g., Git, Angular JS, React JS, Spark, and Machine learning, etc. Well, there are many ways to learn a new technique or programming language, 10 of which I have shared in my earlier post about how to learn new technologies. Still, two of the best ways to learn any new technology are by using online courses and reading books. I have been learning from books since my childhood, but ever since I have tried learning from online classes, I found them more interactive and useful.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

10 Things Java Programmers Should Learn in 2020

It's 24th December now, and only a few days have left in the year 2019. It's an excellent time to look back and retrospect what you achieved in 2019 and what you could have done better. This will help you to create your goals for 2020. As a programmer, our biggest challenge is to keep ourselves up-to-date. Technology changes very fast, and you will see a new version of programming language and framework coming to every couple of years. This year has plentiful changes with keeping up-to-date with a new Java version every 6 months, Spring 5, Spring Security 5, and Spring Boot 2; it's probably the busiest year in terms of changes for Java developers.

Top 5 Books to Learn Python in 2020 - Best of Lot

Whether you are an AI expert or a Computer Science student, you will come across Python Programming language sooner or later in your career. Starting its journey in 1991, Python has now captured the Programming world. Started as just a scripting solution for trivial stuff, Python is now everywhere. With its excellent libraries and frameworks, Python is driving Data Science, Web Development, Machine Learning, Server Side development, Automation, and General Programming stuff, and that's why it makes sense to Learn Python. Unlike some programming languages like Java or C++, which is good for server-side and complex programs but not suitable for simple things, because of its excellent libraries and vibrant community, you can do almost everything using Python from object-oriented programming to writing simple scripts.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Top 10 Data Science Courses and Certification to Learn in 2020 (Python and R) - Best of Lot

Hello guys, Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial intelligence are really hot at this moment and offering a lucrative career to programmers with high pay and exciting work. It's an excellent opportunity for programmers who are willing to learn these new skills and upgrade themselves. It's also important from the job perspective because Robots and chatbots are getting smarter day by day, thanks to these technologies, and most likely will take over some of the jobs which many programmers do today. Hence, it's essential for software engineers and developers to upgrade themselves with these skills. Programmers with these skills are also commanding significantly higher salaries as data science is revolutionizing the world around us.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Top 5 Courses to build Chatbots using AI in 2020 - Best of lot

Hello guys, do you want to learn how to build chatbots? the darling child of Artificial Intelligence? If yes, then you have come to the right place. I have helped many of my readers who wanted to build chatbots but didn't know where to start? I think joining an online course is a good idea, and if you are looking for some online courses, then you will find some good ones here, but before that, let's talk about chatbots. If you are not living under the rocks, you might have seen several applications of chatbots like in your online banking portal or any other websites. Many companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are investing millions in building their own AI-powered chatbots like Siri, Google Assistant, Cortena, and Amazon's Alexa. They all are chatbots, primarily the voice-based chatbots.

Top 5 Courses to Learn Python 3 in 2020 - Best of Lot

If you are a Programmer or a Computer Science graduate and thinking of learning Python in 2020, 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 2020. Python is one of the most popular programming languages, and it's used in many domains, like 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 2020. It's also one of the top languages on my list of programming languages to learn in 2020. But, for all its power and flexibility, Python is still a straightforward language to learn and often touted as a beginner's programming language.

Udemy vs Pluralsight Review - Which is better to Learn to Code and Programming?

Hello guys, how are you doing? I am again back with answering one of the familiar doubts among online learners, Pluralsight, or Udemy? Which are the better websites for learning code and leveling up your programming skills? As a Java blogger and editor of a Medium publication, I often receive questions like this from my readers. Earlier I have answered questions like Pluralsight vs. CodeCademy and Udemy vs. CodeCademy but never explained about Pluralsight vs. Udemy, which many of my readers have been asking from a long time. Since Pluralsight and Udemy are two of the most popular online learning platforms and me also spend considerable time every day on each of them, I felt to write my review of Udemy and Pluralsight and explains pros and cons of both Udemy and Pluralsight so that you can make an informed decision when it comes to learning tech skills online.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Top 5 Courses to Learn Flutter in 2020 - Best of Lot

If you are like me, who thinks Flutter is the future of mobile development and looking for some excellent online courses to learn Flutter, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the best online courses to learn Flutter in 2020 from Udemy, Pluralsight, and Coursera, but before going into that, let's see what Flutter is and why everyone is so excited about it. Well, in general, whenever something comes from Google, it makes a lot of developers excited like Angular, Dart, and now Flutter. I have got my hand dirty in both Android and iOS using Java and Objective-C in the past, but after working for some time, I decided to move on.

Top 5 NoSQL Databases Programmers Should Learn in 2020

Though it's not mandatory for Java or Web developers to learn the NoSQL database, the world is moving in that direction, and both Java and Web developer should be familiar with NoSQL databases. If you are wondering what NoSQL database is means, then here is a quick overview. A NoSQL database refers to non SQL, non-relational, or not only SQL) that provides a mechanism for storage and retrieval of data, which is modeled in means other than the tabular relations used in relational databases. With Spring 5 introducing Web-Flux, a new non-blocking web framework, the use of a NoSQL database will only grow, but the big question is which NoSQL database to start with?

Top 5 Courses to Learn How to Create Online Course Which Your Student Will Love

There is something about online courses that makes learning so easy. They are affordable, convenient, and accessible everywhere. More and more experts are now teaching online so that now there are so many high-quality courses available on the internet to learn almost anything. It wasn't like that a couple of years ago when books and tutorials were the primary resources for learning new skills, but there is a huge potential still for both learners and creators when it comes to online courses. I have been championing this and partnering with many of my students/readers to create online courses and actively encouraging them to build a sustainable online business as a side hustle along with programming.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The 2020 React Developer RoadMap - Guide to become a Modern Frontend Web Developer

The React JS or simply React is one of the best JavaScript libraries for developing front-end or GUI of web applications. Backed by Facebook, React JS, also known as just React is has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and became the de-facto library for component-based GUI development. Though there are other front-end frameworks like Angular and Vue.js available, what sets React apart from others is maybe the fact that it just focuses on component-based GUI development and doesn't invade on other areas.

Top 5 Courses to Learn Spring Boot in 2020 for Java Developers - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you are interested in learning Spring Boot and looking for some excellent 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, like 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 Spring Boot is, and it's benefits and why you should learn it.

Friday, December 20, 2019

10 Reasons to Learn Python Programming Language in 2020

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you may be wondering 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 universities, 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 growth of Python as a dominant programming language.

Top 10 Courses to Crack Coding Interviews in 2020 - Must Join Best of Lot

To be honest with you, getting your first job is never easy. It is, in fact, the most laborious task, and you need to put your best effort into finding a role in your dream company. Most of the computer science graduates dream of working for Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple, but they often not able to clear their rigors coding interviews. The single most important reason for failing those coding job interviews is a lack of knowledge and practice; hence, it becomes increasingly important that you prepare hard in advance. Unfortunately, I learned this little too late after spoiling my chances at Microsoft and Amazon, but you can learn from my experience and prepare better for your programming job interviews.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

12 Things Every Programmer and Software Developers should Learn in 2020

If you have been doing software development for some time or just looking to learn to code, then you might be thinking about what makes a good programmer? What should a programmer learn in 2020 to become a better developer? What computer science graduate can do to prepare for a career in software development and programming? What are the things expected of a junior developer are some of the common questions I receive from many students on Facebook and Emails who follows me. These are mostly college students who now have access to a wealth of information thanks to the internet and eager to learn things in advance to prepare for their programming job interviews.

Top 5 courses to learn Pandas and Python Data Analysis in 2020 - Best of Lot

Pandas is one of the most potent and popular Python libraries for Data Analysis. It's also one of the favorite tools for Data Scientist because it helps them in cleaning, transformation, manipulation, and analysis of Data. To be honest, data in the real world is messy, and before you can start with your analysis, you need to clean and transform the data in the format you want. A tool or library like Pandas really helps there. That's why it's essential to learn about Pandas while doing Data Analysis with Python. It's even more critical if you are in the field of Data Science and Data Analysis. If you know Paands, well and good, but if you don't nevermind, as I am going to share some of the best online courses to learn Pandas and Data Analysis with Python in 2020.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Top 5 Courses to Learn Spring Framework in Depth in 2020 - Best of Lot

Spring Framework is an essential skill for Java developers, not only to get a job as a Java developer but also for your career advancement. Since Spring is now used in almost every Java project, it becomes virtually mandatory to learn Spring framework. Now, the question comes, what is the best way to learn Spring framework? Are there any online courses out there that are focused on Spring? What are some good books and resources for learning Spring? These questions are widespread among Java developers, and I often see them on forums, online chat channels, and even many of my readers also ask this to me on Facebook chats and email. Well, the best way to learn any technology is by coaching, online courses, and books.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Top 5 Courses to Learn Software Architecture for Experienced Programmers - Best of Lot

Every Programmer wants to grow in their career, but it's not easy, and if you don't pay attention to your job, you will likely stay in the same position for many years. The growth in the initial few years is generally fast. Still, once you reach the barrier of 5 years, you need to decide which direction you want to move like - people management, product management, or software architecture. For tech guys, who don't want to go on people and product management, the software architecture or solution architecture is the final position, which is not surprising.

Top 3 Programming Languages Java Developers Can Learn in 2020 - Kotlin, Scala, and Groovy

If you are a Java programmer and thinking to learn some news programming languages to expand your knowledge and skill, but not sure which programming language is better for you then you have come to the right place. In this article, I'll share 3 programming languages Java developers should learn in 2020 and why they should learn them. There is no surprise that all of these programming languages are JVM based programming languages but they all have different qualities which makes them unique and useful for a certain task. Also, being a Polyglot developer is good quality and often valued high on interviews. It also expands your thinking because different programming languages have different features which make certain things really easy.

Monday, December 16, 2019

10 Unit Testing and Automation Tools and Libraries Java Programmers Should Learn

In last a couple of weeks, I have written some articles about what Java developer should learn in 2019 e.g. programming languages, libraries, and frameworks, but if you have just one thing to improve or learn then that must be your automation testing skills. Testing is one of the disciplines which separates professional developers with amateur ones. It's not about following TDD, BDD, or whatever testing methodologies but at the very minimum level, you must write code to test your code automatically. Many Java developers write unit tests and integration tests which automatically run during build time, mostly by using continuous integration tools like Jenkins or TeamCity.