Friday, February 28, 2020

Top 5 Books to Learn JavaScript in depth - Best of Lot, Must Read

JavaScript is the most popular programming language in Web, way ahead of popular ones like Perl, Ruby, and Python. It is also one of the essential skills for any Web developer. It is even true for Java developers. If you have JavaScript in your resume or LinkedIn profile, you will likely receive many Job opportunities. Everybody wants polyglots, programmers who know multiple programming languages because most of the real-world projects are developed with multiple technologies, you will always found some component is written in Java, some in C++, then you have JSP, Server, jQuery, JavaScript, etc. for web pages and so on. In short, it's essential to learn JavaScript in today's competitive world.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Difference between save vs persist and saveOrUpdate in Hibernate

Save vs. saveOrUpdate vs. persist in Hibernate
What is the difference between save and saveOrUpdate or Difference between saving and persist are common interview question in any Hibernate interview, much like the difference between get and load method in Hibernate. Hibernate Session class provides a couple of ways to save an object into the database by methods like save, saveOrUpdate, and persist.  You can use either save(),  saveOrUpdate() or persist() based upon your requirement for persisting objects into the database. The key thing is that all these objects are used to store data into the database but they also make a transient object persistent in Hibernate.

Top 5 Courses to Pass Azure Cloud 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 for people familiar with Azure architecture and Azure Cloud products and services is rising and providing some of the excellent career opportunities 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 an excellent opportunity for senior developers.

Monday, February 24, 2020

How to Crack AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate Exam (SAA-C01) in 2020 - Best Cloud Certification

There is no doubt that AWS certification is precious and opens the door for a lot of opportunities, not just for system admins but also for developers and DevOps. Even though there is no substitute for knowledge and experience there are a lot of tangible and intangible benefits of AWS certifications, mainly AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate. Your certification is useless if you don't know how to work in AWS console, but if know that and still struggling to find a job then AWS certification can help you. First thing, it gives you recognition. It allows you to put AWS in your resume and LinkedIn and also get you a lot of chances as recruiters and companies prefer certified professionals over a non-certified if skill set matches.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

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 entirely 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.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Top 5 books to Learn Object Oriented Programming - Must Read, Best of Lot

The OOP or Object Oriented Programming is one of the most popular programming paradigms which helps you to organize code in the real-world system. It's a tool that allows you to write sophisticated software by thinking in terms of objects and relationships. Unlike its predecessor procedural Programming paradigm, which is implemented most notably by C, which solves the problem and complete task by writing code for computers, the OOP style of programming allows you to think in terms of real-world objects which have both state and behavior. You can view anything as objects and then find their state and behaviors, this will help you to simulate that object in code.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Top 5 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Practice Tests to Crack AZ-900 Certification Exam - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you are preparing for Microsoft Azure Fundamentals or AZ-900 certification exam and looking for some practice test to check your knowledge, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to list down some of the best practice tests you can take to pass the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) exam.  This exam focuses on essential cloud concepts like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and Azure Core services like geo availability, storage, network, compute services, security, pricing, and billing. This is actually one of the easiest Microsoft Azure cloud certifications, much like Amazon's AWS Cloud Practitioner certification and you can easily pass this exam even if you have never worked in any cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Difference between @ContextConfiguration and @SpringApplicationConfiguration in Spring Boot Testing?

Even though both @ContextConfiguration and @SpringApplicationConfiguration annotations are used along with SpringJUnit4ClassRunner to specify how to load the Spring application context, there is a subtle difference between them. Although @ContextConfiguration does a great job in loading application context it doesn't take full advantage of Spring Boot features. Spring Boot applications are ultimately loaded by either SpringApplication ( in case of the JAR) or SpringBootServletInitializer. This class not only loads the application context but also enables logging and loading of external properties specified in application.properties or application.yml file, and other features of the Spring Boot framework, which is not loaded or enabled by the @ContextConfiguration annotation. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How to Consume JSON from RESTful Web Service and Convert to Java Object - Spring RestTemplate Example

So far, I have not written much about REST and RESTful web service, barring some interview questions like REST vs. SOAP, which is thankfully very much appreciated by my readers and some general suggestions about the best books to learn REST in the past. Today I am going to write something about how to consume JSON from a RESTful Web Service in Java using Spring Framework. I will also talk about how to convert the JSON to Java objects using Jackson. You will also learn about the RESTTemplate class from the Spring MVC framework, and how you can use it to create a REST client in Java in just a few lines of code.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Top 5 Java Performance Tuning Books for Experienced Programmers - Best of Lot, Must read

You might be thinking, why should a Java developer read a book on Performance tuning? When I first faced this question a long time back, I thought I will do it later, but I never got back to that for a long time. I realize my mistake of having a lack of knowledge on memory measurement, JVM tuning, and finding bottleneck only when I faced severe performance and scalability issues on our mission-critical, server-side financial application written in Java. It's true that when you really need it, you learn most, but those times are not the best time to learn fundamentals, in fact, those times are to apply and correct your misunderstanding.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Top 3 Servlet and JSP Books for Java Developers - Best of Lot

I often receive a request from my readers and fellow Java developers about book recommendations to learn Servlet and JSP, two of the key web technology for server-side web development in Java. Unfortunately, there are not many good books to learn Servlet and JSP for Java web developers. Despite being the most popular Java Web technology, there are very few good books to learn Servlet and JSP. The one book which everybody will suggest to you is the Head First Servlet and JSP, which is indeed one of the best books but it's outdated now. It doesn't cover the latest development in Servlet API, particularly Servlet 3.0, and also not been updated for the last 7 to 8 years, but considering others, it is still an excellent book to learn Servlet and JSP.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Top 5 Books to Crack Java Programming Interviews - Best of Lot

If you are preparing for Java Programming interviews, then apart from blogs and articles, you should also take the help of books and courses specially written for Java interviews. Though nothing can substitute actual job experience, cracking the coding interview is a little bit different beast. Even if you have a good experience you may struggle to crack the online coding tests which is becoming very challenging for Java developers of all levels of experience. Similarly,  if you are not going for the exact same profile job then you can expect hell lot of questions from vast topics of Java domain, which you might not have heard before. That's why good planning and preparation is must pass any Java development interviews. It's equally important for both beginners with no professional experience and seniors with years of Java development experience.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Top 5 Books to Learn Spring framework and Spring MVC for Java Programmers

Spring and Spring MVC is one of the most popular Java frameworks, and most of the new Java projects use Spring these days. Java programmer often asks questions like which books are good to learn Spring MVC or What is the best book to learn Spring framework etc. Actually, there are many books to learn Spring and Spring MVC, but only certain books can be considered good because of their content, examples, or the way they explained the concept involved in the Spring framework. Similar to  Top 5 books on Java programming, we will some good books on Spring in this article, which not only help beginners to start with Spring but also teaches some best practices.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Top 5 Data Structure and Algorithm Books - Must Read, Best of Lot

Data Structure and Algorithms books are often taught as textbooks in various universities, colleges, and Computer Science degree courses, yet, when you put programmers in a situation, where they need to find and decide, which data structures and algorithms to use to solve a problem, they struggle. I have seen this, and I think one reason for this is perspective. When you read something like a textbook and your perspective is just to do well in the exam, you might not be thinking about learning and applying that knowledge to real-world problems. Since data structures and algorithms are the core of any programming problem, it becomes extremely important for programmers to master them even if you have learned well during academics.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Top 5 books to Learn Spring Boot and Spring Cloud for Java Developers - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you are a Java developer and want to learn Spring Boot and Spring Cloud frameworks and looking for some of the best books and courses, then you have come to the right place. In the past, I have shared some of the best Spring Boot and Spring Cloud courses, and today I am going to talk about some of the best books to learn Spring Boot and Spring Cloud, but before that let's try to understand what is Microservice and how Spring Boot and Spring Cloud helps with development of microservices in Java. In simple words, Microservices is nothing but an extension of RESTful web services with the fundamental idea to break up your code into small, distributed, and independent services for better scalability and management, but it does require thoughtful design and think through ability.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Top 5 Free Scala Programming Books for Java Programmers, Download as PDF or Read Online

Scala is another JVM based programming language, which is quickly gaining popularity because of its exciting mix of object-oriented and functional programming paradigm. Many companies have started using Scala for there strategic and mission-critical development. One of the best known is Twitter, which is also one of the key factors in the growing popularity of the Scala programming language. If you are a Java, C++ or C# programmer, who is willing to learn Scala in your spare time, then you will be surprised to see how much helpful content is available for FREE on the internet. By the way, Java 8 is not far away, the only couple of months to go, and there are already some decent tutorials available online. If you are learning Java 8, you may like to see my list of resources on Java 8 as well.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Top 5 Software Development and Project Management Books - Best of Lot, Must Read

Some of you might ask, Why software development project managers should read books? Isn't they are experienced enough to become a project manager and handle software development and manage Programmers? A genuine question, but Software management is harder than any other management purely because every Software or Project is different than the previous one. Many other streams of engineering, like Civil or Mechanical, got better in terms of estimation and management with the help of software, but software development is still run on experience.