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.

Top 5 Courses to Crack AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Cloud Certification - Best of Lot

Hello Guys, you may know that Cloud computing is becoming more and more critical, and it's almost mandatory for both technical and non-tech IT people to know about Cloud computing and different Cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP. You just can't hide with Cloud anymore, you need to learn it to understand and master it to stay relevant in technology jobs. Thankfully there is a lot of learning material available to learn about the benefits of Cloud and why companies should move to Cloud. Still, certifications are probably the best way to develop knowledge, skill, and get the recognition required by many Cloud jobs. If you are just getting started with Cloud Computing and Cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure, then Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) is probably the best certification to build foundational Cloud skills and also get the recognition.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Top 10 Angular Tutorials and Courses for Web Developers - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you are interested in learning the Angular framework, one of the best and most popular JavaScript frameworks for developing component-based Web GUI, and looking for some awesome courses, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the best resources like books, tutorials, and courses to learn the Angular framework, formerly known as Angular, and now famous as Angular 2. It's backed by Google; hence you should not worry about it being out-dated and lose relevance in a couple of years. Any investment you made in learning Angular will pay you rich dividends in the coming years.

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

How Http Basic Authentication works in Spring Security?

In the last article, you have learned how to enable Http basic authentication in Spring security-based Java application, and now we'll go one step further to understand how exactly http basic authentication works in Spring security. If you remember, when you use HTTP Basic for authentication purposes, the client, like a browser or a rest client sends login credentials in the http request header. The header is aptly named as "Authorization," and it contains a Base64 encoded string, which is created by concatenating username and password using a colon. For example, if the username is "johnsmith" and password is "JOHN3214" then they will be concatenated as "johnsmith:JOHN3214" before encoded using base 64 encoding algorithms.

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.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Top 5 Online Courses to learn Cloud Computing in 2020 - Best of Lot

Cloud Computing is becoming an essential skill for any Software developer or IT professional today as more and more companies are moving towards Cloud for their infrastructure and service needs. It pays to learn Cloud Computing today as the most likely application will be solely building and deploy in the cloud in the future. No matter what your role is, if you are working in technology, cloud computing is going to affect you, one way or another. Anyway, if you want to learn cloud computing then you have come to the right place, in this article, I am going to share some of the best courses to learn Cloud computing basics in general and with AWS and GCP in particular.

Top 5 Courses to Master Statistics and Mathematics for Data Science - Best of Lot

One of the main challenges for programmers learning Data Science and Machine learning is the amount of Mathematics involved in it, particularly in deep learning and neural network training. When I first started exploring deep learning, Maths came as an obstacle. Even though I was an excellent Maths student in my college, I still lack behind in Statistics, Probability, and Calculus involved while learning Data Science, and that's why I decided to refresh my knowledge and re-learn Statistics and Maths for Data Science. We also live in a world of Big data, and someone needs to make sense of all this data, and that's a demand for Data Scientist is growing, but it's not a natural field to jump in. Most of the Data scientists I have met hold a Ph.D. and really good at their Maths and Statistics skills.

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. 

Top 5 Object Oriented Programming and Design Courses in Java - Best of Lot

There is no doubt that Object-oriented programming is a pillar of software development and also one of the reasons for the massive success of Java. Good knowledge of Object-oriented programming helps you to create better software. It also helps you to communicate your ideas better with your team members and fellow programmers. Despite being such an important technology, it's difficult to find programmers who understand OOP well. Many programmers just think that OOP is nothing more than Abstraction, Inheritance, Encapsulation, and Polymorphism, without truly understanding these concepts and mastering them.

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.

Top 10 Big Data and Hadoop Tutorials, Books, and Courses for Java Developers

Hello guys, if you are looking to learn Big Data and Hadoop, and looking for some excellent books, courses, and tutorials to start with, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the best resources to learn Big Data and Hadoop, including tutorials, books, and online courses. You can use these resources to learn both Big Data in general and Hadoop in particular at a time and place convenient to you.

Monday, February 17, 2020

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 Courses to Learn Deep Learning and Neural Network in Depth - Best of Lot

Learning Deep learning in-depth? Sounds recursive? No? It is, indeed. There is no doubt that Machine Learning is a tough subject, and in-depth knowledge, in particular, requires a lot of maths and complex terminology and very tough to master. If the subject matter is that tough, then how do you learn it better? Well, choose a course that can explain this complex topic in simple words. We are actually blessed that we have many excellent instructors like Andrew Ng, Jeremey Howard's, and Kirill Eremenko on Udemy around who are not just the expert of deep learning but also excellent instructors and teachers.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

How to enable Spring Security in Java Web application?

Spring Security is one of the most popular open-source frameworks to implement security in Java web applications in a declarative way. It provides several essential security features like LDAP authentication, authorization, role-based access control,  remembers the password, URL protection, concurrent active sessions management, etc. To enable Spring security in Java Web application, you need to configure three things -  declare a delegating proxy filter in web.xml, add the ContextLoaderListener in web.xml and provide actual security constraints on applicationContext-Security.xml file. Since Spring security uses a chain of filters to implement various security constraints, also known as Spring's "security chain filter", it relies on web container for the initialization of delegating filter proxy.

Top 5 Courses to learn Microsoft SQL Server in 2020 - Best of Lot

Hello guys, you might know that along with Oracle and MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most popular relational databases in the tech world. It's used in many big organizations like Investment Banks, Insurance companies, and particularly at firms that use Microsoft technologies like Windows Server. With the growing popularity and market share of Microsoft Azure, there is a good chance that the demand of Microsoft SQL Server will also increase, particularly in the cloud. There is already a high demand for both Microsoft SQL Server DBA and Programmers who have SQL Server experience, and that's why it's an excellent decision to learn MSSQL in 2020.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Top 3 Books and Courses to Learn Spring Security 5 in Depth - Best of Lot

Spring Security is one of the big projects under the Spring framework umbrella which address the 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 opportunities in terms of job and career growth. There is a lot of demand for Java developers who know the Spring framework and understand 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 globe. Even in India, you get a lot of excellent opportunities, exciting work, and a higher salary if you have these skills.

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.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Can you Learn Programming and Web Development in the 40s and 50s?

Yesterday, I was speaking to one of my friends who were not from the programming background but working as a teacher in a college of Engineering and Technology in the countryside of India. He just turned 40, and he is also the father of two wonderful kids. He has been teaching Maths to B.Tech students in a private engineer college for the last 15 years. He is earning Ok, but he always wanted to explore the world, and he now realizes that a Programming job can provide him that opportunity, so he contacted me to find out whether it's too late for a Programming career.  He is keen to learn Web development, particularly using the latest technologies like Angular, React, Vue.js, and Node.js. Still, he is worried that it might be just too late for him to become a Web developer or work in a software development company.

Top 5 Courses to Learn Microservices and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) in Java - Best Of Lot

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Microservice Architecture are essential skills for modern Java developers as most of the Java applications developed today follow SOA and Microservice architecture or their variants. Good knowledge of SOA architecture not only help you to understand your current project better but also can give your career a boost, especially to senior Java developers who want to become software or solution architects. In the past, I have shared some books for aspiring software architects, and you can also use these courses along with those to master your architecture and solution design skills.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Top 30 Eclipse Keyboard Shortcuts for Java Programmers

This tutorial is about 30 Eclipse keyboard shortcuts, this list is by no means complete, and I will suggest you guys share eclipse shortcuts listed other than here to make this more useful. Eclipse is the most used Java development IDE, and knowing these Eclipse shortcuts not only improve your productivity but also makes you more efficient. You will have more time for things you like to do. Using keyboard shortcuts also helps to impress colleagues and shows that you have a good hold on tools you used for Java Development. If you are a Java developer, who use Eclipse as your main IDE for all-purpose like coding, development, and debugging, then I also suggest you take a look at Beginners Eclipse Java IDE Training Course, one of the best course to learn how to use Eclipse effectively from Java programmer's perspective.

10 Best Coursera Courses and Certifications for Python and Computer Science

While there are many online platforms out there to learn Python Programming, Coursera is one of the most reputed ones. The best thing about Coursera is that it provides access to courses taught at the World's top universities like the University of Michigan and Rice University, one of the top 20 universities in the USA. It has also got the best Python certifications offered by both organizations like IBM and Google, the World's top universities like the University of Michigan. That's why many people flock to Coursera to learn Python and other Computer Science and Software Engineering skills.

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.

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn Vue or Vue.js in 2020 - Best of Lot

After Angular and React.js changed the frontend development space, I thought that they are going to rule the frontend world for many years and no more frameworks will come close, but, like many of you, I was wrong; the Vue.js was knocking the door. To be honest, I ignored Vue.js for a long time, hoping that it will slowly fade away, but again I was wrong, Vue.js was not just knocking the door, it was there to stay. So, what does Vue.js offer which Angular and React doesn't? Why should a JavaScript or front-end developer learn Vue.js if he already knows Angular, and React? Well, these are the same questions I asked myself and my friends when I started thinking about Vue.js seriously.

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.

How to become a better Java Programmer?

First of all, I wish you a very happy new year, guys. It's that time of year when we start afresh, make plans, set goals, and make resolutions for the new year. Being a Java developer and author of a Java blog, I frequently receive a  lot of requests from Java programmers from all over the world about how they can improve themselves? How they can become a better Java developer and do well in their job and career. In the past, I have shared my 10 tips to become a better programmer, and every advice on that article still holds true but given it's a new year. I have decided to jot down some new resolutions for Java programmers to improve themselves, enhance their knowledge on Java Programming, and increase their value for future career growth.

Top 5 Free Courses to Learn Game Development in 2020 - Best of Lot

If you are a programmer with a passion for game development or computer science graduate who wants to become a Game Developer for the console, Android, or iOS device and looking for some excellent courses to start with, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the best Game Development courses which are entirely free using Unity, Corona, and LibGDX, three of the most popular game engines for Programmers and Game Developers. While LibGDX is Java-based and Unity is C# based but probably the most popular game engine at this moment. Unity Game engine is both powerful and free, which makes it ideal to use it for game development. If you don't know, Unity is the same software used to create Pokemon Go and many other best selling mobile games!

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.

Top 5 Free iOS App Development Courses for Programmers (iPhone + iPad) - Best of Lot

If you are thinking to learn iOS App development like developing games and applications for Apple's iOS devices like iPhone and iPad and looking for some free courses then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share five free courses to learn iOS App Development and become an iOS developer you always wanted to be. This is the third article in my serious of articles about learning iOS and venturing into app development using Swift. In my previous article, I have shared some of the best-paid courses to learn iOS development you can take to become an iOS developer this year and some free courses to learn Swift Programming language, Apple's own language to create iOS applications.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Maven - 10 Things Java developer should know

likeThe 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 downloads transitive dependencies that relieve Java developers from the big headache of keep check of different versions of dependent libraries. For example, if your application is dependent on the Spring framework, but Spring is dependent on Log4j then you also need to download the correct version of Log4j JAR files for the Spring MVC framework, Maven does this automatically for you.

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 Courses to learn PostgreSQL in 2020 - Best of Lot

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular databases after the big three - Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. PostgreSQL is commonly known as Postgres and is often referred to as the world's most advanced open source database. If you are looking to learn PostgreSQL in 2020 and looking for some useful resources like books, tutorials, and courses then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the best PostgreSQL online courses for beginners. These courses will cover topics ranging from installations to writing basic queries and retrieving data from tables. you will also explore the logic of SQL Joins, and a few best practices which are essential while working in real-world, production PostgreSQL database.

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.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Top 5 Courses to Crack AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Exam (SAA-C01) - Best of Lot

Hello guys, are you preparing for AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Exam?  or Do you want to become Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Developer to give your Cloud Computing career a push? and looking for some useful resources to prepare well for your exam then you have come to the right place. In the past, I have shared some free courses to learn AWS for beginner and in this article, I will share some of the best online courses to pass the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Exam and become Amazon Web Services Certified Associate - a certification which will not only add value into your resume but also help you to get the high-paying job you always wanted.

10 Tips to Improve Programming Skill and become a better Programmer, Developer

Many Java developers ask me how to become a better programmer? How do I improve my programming skills? Or I am good at Java but not so good on problem-solving ability etc. This is a reality, today's era is full of language expert than real programmers. It's easy to understand keywords, methods, and API of the Java programming language. Still, at the same time, it's difficult to solve practical problems, design reusable, and robust software and get the best of data structure and algorithm. I have often seen Java programmers are not doing so well when asked to design and code a solution in limited time, but at the same time, they are really good with Java concepts and all theory. Even senior programmers of 4 to 6 years experience in Java programming, sometimes fail to solve questions like designing.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Top 5 Courses to Learn Jenkins for CI/CD and DevOps in 2020

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.

Does Udemy, Coursera, edX, Educative, or Udacity Online Course Certificates Helps in Job & Career?

While online courses provide an excellent platform for learning at low cost, at your schedule, and at your own pace, I often received questions from my readers about the worth of the certifications they offer. Many people asked me whether course completion certificates offered by Udemy, Coursera, edX, Educative, Udacity or any such online platforms are worth any? The answer to this question is both Yes, and No because it totally depends upon what does worth mean for you?  If you are thinking that just completing a  Computer Science or Data Science course on Coursera and displaying a certificate on your resume or in LinkedIn will land you a Job than definitely, it's not worth it, but at the same time, these certifications can put your resume forward to many Recruiters looking for Data Scientist.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Top 5 Hibernate Books for Java Developers - Best, Must read

Hibernate is one of the most popular, open-source ORM (Object Relational Mapping) framework, which has now become a standard for developing persistence layer on Java enterprise application, along with JPA (Java Persistence API). I often receive requests to suggest which book is best to learn to hibernate or recommendation about some good books and training courses on Spring and Hibernate. This motivates me to write this article about some of the best books on Hibernate currently available on the market. Earlier I have shared some of the must-read books on Spring framework for a Java developer, which is quite helpful for picking a book in Spring. Similar to the Spring framework, experience in Hibernate is the most sought after thing in Java JEE development roles.

3 Coding Tips and Design Patterns Java Developers can Learn From Spring Framework

There is no doubt that the Spring Framework is one of the most popular Java frameworks and makes it really easy to create real-world, enterprise-grade Java applications easy by providing features like dependency injection and inversion of control. But, to be honest, Spring is much more than just another DI and IOC framework. It goes one more level to simplify many Java APIs like JDBC, JMS, Java Mail, etc by providing a useful layer of abstraction. It's much more comfortable to work with JDBC with Spring's JdbcTempalte and other utility classes. They remove most of the friction Java developer faces with respect to executing SQL statements and processing ResultSet to get the Java object they want.

Top 5 Postman Tutorials and Courses for REST API Testing in 2020

There is no doubt that Postman is one of the most popular and essential tools for API development and testing, particularly for front-end web developers. It is used by over 3 million developers across the world, which is a good indication of the fact that Postman is an essential tool for REST API development and API Testing. It is also one of the vital tools for Web Developers, and I have already included Postman in my list of 10 Things Every Web Developer should learn in 2020. If you agree with me that Postman is definitely worth learning for frontend and backend developers and looking for some excellent resources to master this awesome tool, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the best online courses and tutorials to learn Postman for API testing and development.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Top 5 Frameworks Python Programmers Can Learn for Web Development in 2020

Hello guys, Python is currently the King of programming language, and one strong reason for that its awesome collections of frameworks and libraries. Python has probably the most powerful, active, and productive frameworks when it comes to web development. Web development was never easy as you have to implement a lot of functionalities like authentication, authorization, database connectivity, CRUD, handling payments, etc but frameworks like Django and Flask really make it easy to create web applications in quick 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.

Top 5 Advanced Microsoft Excel Training Courses to Learn Macros, VBA, and Data Visualization

Hello guys, In the past, I have shared some of the best online training courses to learn Microsoft Excel in general, while those resources are great for beginners, and all kinds of IT professionals they don't go in-depth on some of the most potent Excel features like Macros, VBA, and all sorts of charts which help in Data Visualization. These are the features that make Excel a powerful tool for Automation and Data Visualization, an essential skill of today's data-heavy world. The programming power added by VBA can also significantly help your Data Analysis by much automatic time consuming and tedious tasks, and that's why it's essential to learn these features to fully unlock Microsoft Excel's potential.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Python vs JavaScript - Which Technology is Better to Learn Programming in 2020?

A couple of years ago, I have blogged about Python vs Java and which programming language a beginner should learn or which programming language is better to get started with programming, but now the question has changed. It's no more about Java but its about JavaScript. Now the choice is between Python or JavaScript. Don't get me wrong, I am still a Java developer and still love Java most but as an author, blogger, and technical guy I keep exploring new technologies so that I can advise and support people in their learning and I have seen things has changed in last a couple of years. Python has come a long way from just being a scripting language it was.

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.

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn Java 9 and Modules - Best of Lot

The last couple of years was the year of releases for Java developer. With versions of JDK 9 to JDK 13, 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 this year. One of my top priority goals for New Year to learn new features of Java 9 as quickly as possible to write more about it. It's also essential for you to learn Java 9 quickly to improve your career prospects.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Complete Frontend and Backend Developer RoadMap

Hello Guys, Happy New Year, 2020. 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 2020, then I have something significant to share with you, the Complete Web Developer RoadMap. This is an excellent illustration of how to become a web developer in 2020 and guide you on how you can learn and master Web Development in 2020. 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 necessary for all kinds of programmers.

Top 5 Courses to learn D3.js in 2020 - The best JavaScript library for Data Visualization

If you have done any Data visualization work then you might have heard about D3 - one of the excellent JavaScript library, which allows you to create beautiful interactive data visualization for the web. It's prevalent among Data Scientists and Data Analysts which often needs these visualizations and charts to present data insights to stakeholders and business people. If you are not familiar with D3, no need to worry because, In this article, I am going to share some of the awesome courses to learn D3 in 2020. These courses till teach you the basics of data visualization with D3 by binding data to a web page’s elements and customizing the elements based on that very data. You will also learn how to build different kinds of charts like Bar charts, Pie charts, Mind maps, etc using D3.js

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.

10 Reasons to Learn Java Programming Language and Why Java is Best

Java is one of the best programming languages created ever, and I am not saying this because I am a passionate Java developer, but Java has proved it in the last 20 years. Two decades is a big time for any Programming language, and Java has gained strength every passing day. Though there are times when Java development slows down, Java has responded well. Earlier with groundbreaking changes in the form of Enum, Generics, and Autoboxing in Java 5, performance improvement with Java 6, functional programming using the lambda expressions in Java 8, and Google's choice of language for Android apps development keeps Java as a front-line programming language.

Top 5 React Native Online Courses for Programmers and Mobile Developers - Best of Lot

If you are a web developer who wants to go into the massive world of mobile app development but don't want to spend time learning Java or Kotlin for Android development, or Objective C or Swift for iOS development, then React Native could be an excellent tool for you. React Native is an extension of React, a popular JavaScript framework to develop web applications, which allows you to build native Android and iOS applications in JavaScript. Unlike Ionic and Cordova, which promotes write once run everywhere but doesn't offer you to create a native app, React Native does convert your code into native code, especially for GUI.