Monday, January 18, 2021

Top 5 Free Courses to Learn Kubernetes for Developers and DevOps Engineers

Hello guys, DevOps is becoming an essential skill in today's Programming and Software Development world and Kubernetes is an important concept and tool for DevOps engineers. It takes container-based deployment to another level and allows you to manage it on the scale. You can use Kubernetes to scale your container environment or let Kubernetes do all the work for you by leveraging its auto-scaling feature. Many DevOps beginners think that Docker and Kubernetes are the same but they are not. Docker provides a container to deploy your application and commands to interact with those but container but Kubernetes is actually a container management technology, which decides how many containers are needed and deal with other management aspects.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

How to learn Programming in 2021 [Books, Courses, & YouTube Channels]

Hello guys, if you want to learn to code and become a programmer in 2021 but not sure how to start? which books to read to learn coding, which course to join, or which Youtube channel to watch for programming then you have come to the right place. Earlier, I have shared the best programming courses for beginners and websites, and today, I am going to share everything you need to learn to code and become a professional programmer or software developer in 2021. How do you learn to program? How can I learn to program and become a software developer? These are the most frequently asked question to me. I receive this question almost every day on Facebook. 

Top 5 Courses to Learn RESTful Web Services in Java with Spring for Experienced Developers

In the last article, I have shared some courses to learn Microservice development with the Spring framework, and today, I'll talk about RESTful web service developments. The REST API and RESTful Web Services needs no introduction, it's everywhere now and driving a new internet revolution. Most of the software development in the webspace now also involves REST APIs. Gone are the days where the only interface for a web application was the browser, now most of them support REST APIs, which allows them to be accessible on any device like mobile devices, tablets, apple watch, and any other digital gadgets. It doesn't matter whether you are working for software giants like Amazon, Facebook, or Google or working with startups like Uber or Netflix, REST APIs are everywhere.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Java vs Python - Which Programming Language Beginners should Learn First?

Java and Python are two of the most popular and influential programming language of the present time. Beginner programmers often get confused, one of the most frequently asked questions is should I learn Java or Python? Is Python is an excellent programming language to start with? Which programming language would you recommend for beginners to learn first etc.? Since I am a Java developer, my opinion is biased, I will always suggest you start with Java and then learn Python, but if you ask this question to a Python developer, you might get just the opposite answer. I have well documented my reasons as to Why Java is the best Programming language and Why a programmer should learn Java. One of the most important reasons you would see in that blog post is an active Java community, which will help you throughout your Java career.

Friday, January 15, 2021

6 Free Database and SQL Online Courses for Beginners - Best of Lot

Hello guys, we are already in the second week of New year and everyone is talking about their goals to improve them as a better person, a better programmer, or get better health. If you have also made your goal and one of them is to improve your SQL skill then you have come to the right place because I am going to share some of the free online courses to learn and master SQL this year. The list includes a free course from Udemy, a popular online portal to learn Oracle, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. Yes, I have tried hard to include free courses on different databases so that you can choose the course you want. 

Top 5 Programming Languages Beginners Can Learn in 2021 [UPDATED]

Hello guys, if you are a beginner and not sure which programming language to choose to start your carer or a developer with some coding experience thinking to learn a new programming language in 2021 then you have come to the right place. Earlier, I have shared 10 things Java programmers should learn in 2021, and today, I am going to share the 5 best programming languages beginners and intermediate developers can learn in 2021.  Everybody loves a polyglot programmer and an all-rounder who is versatile enough to write a quick script and can also write complex Java programs. In fact, it's almost mandatory for a senior developer to learn more than one language. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

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 applications and looking for some good resources to start with like 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 like Microservices in Java. One of the common questions 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.

3 Design Patterns and Best Practices Java Programmers 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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Top 5 Courses to learn JVM Internals, Memory Management, GC and Performance Tuning in Java

For a senior Java developer, it's essential to know how JVM works and how to troubleshoot issues with respect to memory, most notably memory leaks in Java applications and servers like Tomcat. You might be thinking, how come memory leaks in Java? Isn't memory is managed by JVM and Garbage collector? Well, that's true, but poor coding or just a bit of carelessness can cause memory leaks in Java. If you don't know how to configure JVM, troubleshoot memory-related problems on the heap, and stack, you will struggle at a higher level. That's why it's essential for experienced Java developers to spend some time learning these advanced skills as their experience grows.

Top 10 Tools Python Developers Should Learn in 2021

Hello guys, If you want to become a better Python developer in 2021 and looking for the best Python tools and libraries then you have come to the right place. Earlier, I have shared the best Python 3 courses and Python frameworks and today, I am going to share the best Python tools you can learn in 2021. Python these days considered one of the most popular and powerful programming languages used widely today. It becomes much popular these couples last of years because of its simplicity and a hundred of thousands of what’s know as libraries that make it multi-purpose programming languages like creating data visualization, GUI application, web application, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and much more. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn Docker and Kubernetes in 2021 - Best of Lot

Hello guys, how are you doing? Are you on track to accomplish your goals this year? I am sure you had made goals when this year started, but if not, you can still check out 10 Things Java developers can learn in 2021. It's never too late. From my experience with interacting with many software developers, it seems DevOps is the top priority for many programmers. I have been receiving a lot of queries, emails, and chats about how to learn Docker and Kubernetes, two of the most popular DevOps tools. When it comes to learning, nothing beats personal training, but that's not always feasible; hence we need to rely on self-learning using books and online courses, and that's what I will suggest to you in this article.

How to Crack Java Programming Interviews in 2021? 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 Structures 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 essential 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.

Monday, January 11, 2021

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 recognition.

Top 10 JDK 10 Features Java Developers Should Learn

Hello Guys,  last week I wrote an article about 5 New Java features from Java 9 to Java 15 and which are worth learning in 2021, and it was very much liked by you, so I thought to update this article which I wrote when JDK 10 came out, which provides a nice overview of essential Java 10 features. Whether you have no idea about Java 10 features or you know a little bit you can use this article to refresh your knowledge or get a nice overview of them. While we all are talking about Java 9 and some people are yet to adopt Java 8 in their projects, here comes the new release of Java, the JDK 10. It's available to download now on Oracle's website. 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Top 5 Spring Microservices Courses with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud

Microservices is the new buzzword in software development word and everybody is talking about it, but it's been in practice for quite some time especially in the form of RESTful web services. The idea of Microservices is simple, breaking a big monolithic application that contains everything from UI to service layer to database into small chunks of applications that are loosely coupled and can work on their own. For example, in a company like Uber, you could have several applications providing different services e.g. discovering when a driver is online or a passenger is searching for a cab, finding a route, traffic, and handling payments. These small applications are known as Microservices.

How to become a better Java Programmer in 2021?

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 piece of 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 of Java Programming, and increase their value for future career growth.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Top 5 Courses to learn ASP .NET in 2021 - Best of Lot

Many people won't agree, but ASP .NET is one of the most popular technology, and many developers are working on ASP .NET around the world. Being a Java developer, I got limited exposure to ASP .NET, particularly in my college days, but I have many friends who are working in .NET and doing great for themselves. There was always some comparison between Java/JEE and ASP .NET and other .NET technologies, but to be honest, both are great. It all depends on which technology you are working on, and that is decided mostly by architects in your company rather than yourself. It was totally by luck that I landed on Java world, and my friends landed in the .NET world, but we both have done work on another side.

Top 10 Testing Tools and Libraries for Java Developers [UPDATED]

In the last couple of weeks, I have written quite a few articles about what Java developers should learn in 2021 like programming languages, libraries, and frameworks, but if you have just one thing to improve or learn then that must be your testing skills. Testing is one of the disciplines which separates professional developers from amateur ones. It's not about following Test-driven development (TDD), Business Driven Development (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.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Top 5 Java Programming Courses for Beginners to Learn Online in 2021 - Best of Lot

If you are a computer science graduate or someone who wants to learn Java and looking for some awesome resources like books, tutorials, and online courses then you have come to the right place. In the past, I have shared some great books, websites, and tutorials to learn Java and in this article, I am going to share some of the best Java courses beginners can join to learn Java in 2021. One of the main problems with learning Java is to keep pace with the increasing number of releases. For example, Java 8 release completely changed how Java is written and after that, we have many Java releases in the form of Java 9Java 10, Java 11, 12, 13, 14,  and now Java 15. But the good thing is that the core of Java is still the same and all its releases are backward compatible.

Top 10 Java and Web Development Courses from Udemy - Best of Lot

Hello guys, I am sure you all have made your goals and resolutions for this year, like what to learn in 2021. If you haven't, then check out my post 10 Things Java programmers should learn in 2021 for some ideas. If you have already made your goal, then it is time to think about how you are going to achieve them. For example, my top 5 goals in 2021 are to learn Java 15, AWS, Microservices, Spring 5, and Spring Security 5, but how am I going to learn them? Well, I like books and online courses, and that's why I have been searching for some excellent courses on Java, Spring Boot, Microservices, Docker, Web development, and Spring. 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

13 Things Every Programmer and Software Developers should Learn in 2021 [UPDATED]

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 2021 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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Top 5 Courses to Learn Spring Boot in 2021 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 its benefits, and why you should learn it.

5 Best Coursera Professional Certificates for IT Professionals in 2021

Hello guys, If you are thinking of a career in Information Technology and Software Development in 2021 but lack a Computer Science degree or a Professional degree then you don't need to disappoint. Coursera's professional certificates can give you all the knowledge and credential to start a career in Information Technology. If you don't know, Coursera launched Professional Certificates recently which can help you get job-ready for an in-demand career field in less than a year. You can earn a career credential, apply your knowledge to hands-on projects that showcase your skills for employers and get access to career support resources.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Top 5 Courses to learn Data Structure and Algorithms in 2021

Hello guys, both Data Structures and Algorithms are one of the most essential topics for programmers and if you want to learn Data Structure and Algorithms in 2021 then you have come to the right place. The best thing about them is that they never get out-of-date, and any investment you made in terms of time and money will pay rich dividends for a long time. I have also found that people good at algorithms and data structures are often a better programmer than others. They tend to improve your programming skill and coding sense, and that's the main reason I suggest all kinds of programmers, from junior to senior to spend some time revising, refreshing, and honing your data structure and algorithm skills.

Top 10 Frameworks Java Programmers can Learn in 2021 - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you are a Java developer and wondering which web development frameworks you should learn in 2021, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share the top 5 frameworks Java developers can learn to keep pace with modern-day development. This article includes backend frameworks like Spring and Spring Boot as well as front-end frameworks like Angular 2+ and React JS. You might be wondering why a Java developer needs to learn Angular or JavaScript framework, but the truth is that you need those to work in the real world. For example, you work in an application where the backend is written in Java, but the front-end is written using Angular or React JS

Monday, January 4, 2021

Top 5 Courses for Fullstack Web Development (Frontend + Backend) in 2021 - Best of Lot

Hello all, I wish you a very Happy New Year 2021. I am sure you all have made your goals for 2021. Some of you might have already started planning how to achieve those goals, which is excellent. If you not, you can get some inspiration from my goals about what you can learn in 2021. Anyway, If one of your goals is to learn Web Development or become a Fullstack Web Developer in 2021, then you have come to the right place. I can help you to achieve your goals. There is no doubt that Fullstack Web Development is a very exciting career and financially rewarding, as well. If you are good at creating web apps, you can also create your own website and your own business and become an entrepreneur.

Top 5 Frameworks Python Developers Can Learn in 2021 - Best of Lot

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.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Top 10 LinkedIn Learning Courses for Java and Spring Developers - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you want to learn Java and Spring Framework in 2021 and looking for the best LinkedIn learning online courses then you have come to the right place. Earlier, I have shared the best Java and Spring Framework courses from sites like Udemy, Coursera, and Pluralsight and in this article, you will find the best Java, Spring, Spring Boot, and Microservices courses for Java developers.  LinkedIn Learning is an educational website by popular social networking site LinkedIn, where I think, every Java developer should have their account. It has a lot of useful courses to learn essentials skills and technology and today, I am going to share the best LinkedIn Learning courses for Java and Spring Boot developers.

Top 5 courses to learn Tableau in 2021 - Best of Lot

In the era of Big Data and Data Science, Data Visualization and Analytics have become very important. Data visualizations like dashboards and charts help you to better understand the data and provides you insights. They also help simplify complex data sets into concise images and diagrams that clients and users can more easily digest. What would you do with the data if you cannot analyze it to gain insights which can help with your business growth and some path-breaking discoveries and that's where Data Visualization and Analytics tools like Tableau plays an important role. 

Python vs JavaScript? Which is better to Learn Coding for Beginners in 2021?

Hello guys, if you are thinking to learn Coding in 2021 then the most pressing question for you would be to choose the programming language? A couple of years ago, I have blogged about Python vs Java? which programming language a beginner should learn? and, which programming language is better to get started with programming, but now the question has changed. It's no more about Java but it's 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.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Top 5 Unity Online Courses for Game Development in 2021 - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you are thinking to learn Game development in 2021 then learning Unity can be a great choice. If you don't know, Unity is a powerful game engine that allows you to build both 2D and 3D games for PC, Mac, and Console. Many popular games of the last decade, like Temple Run Trilogy, Rust, Wasteland 2, Pokemon Go, and Angry Birds 2, were built using the Unity game engine. Unity is also a cross-platform game engine, which means you can create games for multiple platforms like Android, iOS, macOS, PC, Linux, and even popular gaming consoles like Xbox, among others. Unity Game engine also allows you to create both 2D and 3D games and provides several useful features to make your game truly amazing.

Top 10 (Frontend + Backend) Frameworks Java Web Developers Can Learn in 2021 [UPDATED]

First of all, I wish you a very Happy New Year 2021. May God bless you to fulfill all your dreams. For the last few days, many of my readers are asking me questions on Facebook and Email that what frameworks and libraries should they learn in 2021? I have written a series of posts to help them, like 10 things Java programmers should learn in 2021. In this article, I am going to share some of the most popular frameworks which you can learn in 2021. The framework is not just for Java developers but for any programmer. They are in good demand, and learning them not only improves your chances of getting a better job but also opens new doors of opportunities.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Top 5 Courses to learn iOS 12, 13, 14 and Swift 4, 5 in 2021 - 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 2021, then you should start your journey by learning iOS 14, the latest version of Apple's Operating system which runs on iPhone and iPad, and Swift 5, Apple's programming language for creating iOS apps.

10 Tools Data Scientists and Machine Learning Developer Should Learn in 2021

Hello guys, tools are very important for professional developers and I have shared essential tools for Programmers, Java developers, and Web Developers earlier. Today, I am going to share some of the essential tools for Data Scientists and Machine Learning aspirants. If you are looking to make a career in the exciting field of Data Science and Machine Learning then these tools can help you in your day-to-day job. There is a good chance that you may already be familiar with some of the tools like SQL, Jupyter Notebook, Pandas, and Tableau, which is great but mastering them can make you even better Data Scientists. If you haven't heard about these tools and technologies then don't worry, I have also shared online courses to learn this useful tool for Data Science and Machine Learning.