Sunday, February 28, 2021

Top 5 Courses to Learn IntelliJIDEA and Android Studio IDE for Java Programmers [Best & FREE]

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

5 Tips for Running SQL Queries on Production Database

Did you ever face a situation where some of your innocuous-looking action has caused production issues and that too big time? Well, I hope you have not because it's certainly, not a pleasant experience. One such innocuous-looking action is running SQL queries on production databases. I had that in the past very early in my career where I removed some config as duplicates only to find after a week that it stopped publishing messages to one of the downstream. When you work in complex systems that have so many components, millions of lines of code, thousands of configurations, and many databases with hundreds of tables, you have to be really careful with anything you do.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to learn gRPC and Google Protobuf in Java, Python, Go & C#

If you are a Java developer then you might have heard about the gPRC, the Google Remote Procedure Call solution. It's the latest buzz in the tech circle, and people are talking enthusiastically about it. The buzz is evident because it's coming from Google like Angular, Golang, Flutter, Dart, TensorFlow, and other latest technologies. For those who don't know, gRPC is a super-fast, super-efficient Remote Procedure Call (PRC) system that will help you to develop distributed systems like Microservices. This means you can use gPRC to communicate between your Microservices at super-fast speed.  Similar to other RPC solutions like SOAP, it allows a client application to call a method on the server as it is a local object. The server defines service and indicates that it can be called remotely with method parameter and return type and then provides implementation and an RPC server that can handle client calls.

Teachable, Thinkific vs Udemy? Which is Best Site for Course Creators [2021]

I have been researching a lot about how to create a successful online course since last year. I have yet to launch my video course but I have started with some Udemy practice courses like my Spring certification practice test course on Udemy which has more than 1500+ students so far. I chose Udemy because they have a great platform for practice tests, but I am also learning other platforms like Teachable and Thinkific to create an online course website that is fully owned by me. Along the way, I have also started mentoring many readers about creating online courses and why they should create them. Why I am doing this? because I believe together we can learn better and succeed. If I have a group of passionate developers who like to teach online, there is a better chance of creating a successful online course. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Top 5 Courses to learn Regular Expression in Java, PHP, and JavaScript

You might know that a Regular expression is a powerful tool for pattern matching and searching text. As a programmer, you often need searches like error messages in log files or particular information. Good knowledge of regex can help you to do your job more efficiently. Almost all programming languages support regular expressions. You will find APIs for creating and applying regex in Java, Python, Perl, JavaScript, C++, and others. Similarly, many tools and commands in Linux like grep, awk, and sed also support regex. This really helps while analyzing data in text files. Knowledge of regular Expression is also often a difference between a beginner and an experienced programmer. It certainly makes you a better programmer by expanding your knowledge and giving you a powerful tool for searching and troubleshooting.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Why Python is the Best Programming Language for Machine Learning in 2021

If you want to learn Machine Learning in 2021 and curious about which programming language should you learn then you have come to the right place. In the past, I have shared the best data science courses and the best Python courses, and today, I will tell why learning Python is the best for Machine Learning. When it comes to learning Data Science and Machine learning, you have two main choices, either use Python or R, but you will find that most Data Scientists and Machine Learning specialists use Python. I was thinking about it for quite some time; why Data scientists love Python so much? And what makes Python an absolute choice for Data Science and Machine learning exploration.

Top 10 Coursera Courses for Software Development and Computer Science

Software development and programming are estimated to grow about 13% by 2026 which means that there no better time to enter this field and learn new skills in software development and programming whether web development, mobile apps, or the internet of things so you need to do the impossible to stay above your competitor.  Nowadays the learning process and method have changed a lot and many online platforms have emerged to connect instructors to the students to share knowledge and skills with the ability to get certified after completing the program and software development is one of them.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Top 10 Free Courses to Learn Angular and React.js for Beginners - 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 are taking that to another level. I have seen more and more people are learning React in recent times. 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.

Top 10 Eclipse Plugins for Java and Spring Boot Developers

There is no doubt that Eclipse is one of the most popular IDEs for Java development, and what makes Eclipse great is nothing but Plugins. There are hundreds of Eclipse plugins for different kinds of tasks and integration with other essential tools like there are plugins to download code from Github, SVN, CVS, etc. There are planning to use Maven or Gradle from Eclipse. There are specific plugins for Java development, Python Development, creating Spring-based Java applications,s and for creating Android apps from Eclipse itself. I have seen productivity improvement by just installing the right kind of plugins. For example, once you install the EGit plugin, you can manage your Git repository right from Eclipse. You will not need any other Git client. Similarly, adding Spring Tools plugins helps you to create Spring and Spring Boot based applications really easily.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn Cyber Security and Information Security in 2021

If you want to learn Cyber Security and Information Security and looking for the best Cyber Security online courses then you have come to the right place. In this post, I have shared the best Cyber Security and Information Security Courses for beginners.  There is no doubt that Cyber Security and Information Security are very important for business in today's environment, where companies are facing high risk from malware, and other kinds of software viruses and online threats. It's also one of the most overlooked areas from programmers, especially from India and South East Asia, where most of the computer engineer wants to go into an application development role. 

Why Programmers & Software Engineers Should Create Online Courses in 2021

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

Monday, February 22, 2021

Top 5 AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam (CLF-C01) Practice Questions & Dumps in 2021

As I have said before, Practice tests and exam dumps play an important role in not just passing the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification (CLF-C01)  but also achieving a high score, which can truly set you apart from your competition. There are multiple benefits of going through practice tests and solving problems on an exam simulator before actual example. For example, it will help you find your strengths and weakness in advance so that you can understand your weaker areas better. They also help you to develop speed and accuracy, which is key to pass the time-bound exam like the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) certification from Amazon.

Top 10 Frameworks to become a Full Stack Developer in 2021 - Best of Lot

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

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to learn Firebase for Beginners in 2021 - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you have tried creating a web application or mobile app, then you know that it's not always simple, especially if you're not a full stack developer with years of experience. The good news is that if you don't want to invest time in setting up a full-fledged backend, which is often not required for small apps, then Firebase can really help you. If you don't know, Firebase is an online service from Google (also available via Google Cloud), which provides a real-time database, authentication service, and several other standard backend functionalities. This means you don't need to create a backend of your own, and you can leverage Firebase to quickly ship your mobile apps or web applications.

The Complete DevOps Engineer RoadMap [UPDATED]

DevOps is really hot at the moment, and most of my friends, colleagues, and senior developers I know are working hard to become a DevOps engineer and project themselves as DevOps champions in their organization. While I truly understand the benefit of DevOps, which is directly linked to improved software development and deployment, from my limited experience, I can say that it's not an easy job. It's tough to choose the right path in mind of so many tools and practices. Many of my readers also ask me this question is how to become a DevOps engineer, which means should I learn? Which practices should I follow? Does learning Maven and Jenkins is a must for DevOps Engineers?

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to Improve Email and Workplace Writing Skills in 2021

One of my readers emailed me a couple of days ago and asked If I could suggest something to improve his email writing skills? He says that he is very good at work and programming but sucks on writing emails, and because of that, he never gets the visibility he deserved, resulting in no promotion or career growth. This sounds to be a prevalent problem, especially among programmers whose native language is not English, and who have never attended any business or email writing course. In fact, it was a problem for me as well, but I slowly picked it up though I am still far behind with many people I know who have excellent email communication skills.

Top 5 Programming Languages to Learn in 2021 - Best of Lot

Hello guys, If you are thinking about which programming languages to learn in 2021 to get a job in a startup or doing some freelance work online as a developer, then you have come to the right place. In the past, I have shared the best technical jobs for programmers and in this article, I am going to list down some of the best programming languages for freelancers and programmers looking to get a Software developer job in startups. I have compiled this list on my own experience as a freelancer and also about reading many stories and recommendations of freelancers. These are also some of the best programming languages to get a job in startups where a quick turnaround is expected, and eventually on companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to Crack the PMP Certification Exam in 2021

If you are in the Project management and People management area, then you might have heard about PMP certifications, one of the most reputed and sought-after IT certifications for project managers and people aspiring to start their career in project management. PMP is a short form of Project Management Professional and is offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As I said, it's one of the most reputed certifications for project management professionals. There is an immense global demand for project managers. Several leading and best companies hire certified project managers to manage their projects. According to a PMI report, over 2 million project management roles need to be filled every year.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

10 Essential Tools Experienced Java Developers Should learn in 2021 [UPDATED]

Hello guys, we are already in the second half of 2021, and I am sure all of you have already made your goals about what to learn in 2021 and how to achieve them. I have been writing a series of articles to give you some ideas about the things you can learn and improve to become a better, all-around developer in 2021, like learning new programming languages, frameworks, and libraries. These three things are extremely important and help you to become a better Java developer but as some wise person said, "you are only as good as your tools", you should also look to upgrade your tools, learn new tools and improve your understanding of old tolls which are still going well.

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn C# in 2021 - Best of Lot

If there is one programming language that deserves more credit, than it currently receives from developers, then it would be Microsoft's C# or C-Sharp. When we talk about popular programming languages, we mostly talk about how Java is ruling the programming world for the last three decades, how JavaScript changed the web world, or how Python has taken over all programming languages in the last couple of years, but we seldom mention C#, which is silently providing jobs and making a career with .NET, Unity, and became a preferred choice for creating desktop GUI applications. If you follow the StackOverflow survey, then you know that C# is always one of the top 5 Programming languages rated by programmers, and this year also close to 31.0% has said that they use C#, which is significant.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Top 20 Spring Boot Testing Interview Questions Answers for Java Developers

Testing is an important part of Software development but many people don't pay attention to it only to find bugs in the later stages of development that can be easily avoided by unit testing. When it comes to Java and Spring Boot development, we are lucky to have JUnit, Mockito, and some in-built testing facilities on Spring Framework and Spring Boot for our testing needs. Since the advent of DevOps, there is an increased focus on automation testing and that's why unit testing and integration testing has become important topic on Java Interviews and it's essential for Java developers to have in-depth knowledge about how to test a Spring framework and Spring Boot based Java application.

Top 5 Courses to Learn Statistics and Maths for Data Science and Deep Learning in 2021

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 scientists 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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Top 5 Concurrent Collections Java Programmer Should Learn

Several new Collection classes are added in Java 5 and Java 6 especially concurrent alternatives of standard synchronized ArrayList, Hashtable and  synchronized HashMap collection classes. Many Java programmer still not familiar with these new collection classes from the java.util.concurrent package and misses a whole new set of functionality which can be utilized to build more scalable and high-performance Java application. In this Java tutorial, we will some of the useful collection classes like ConcurrentHashMap, BlockingQueue which provides some of the very useful functionalities to build concurrent Java applications.

Udemy's The Complete 2021 Web Development Bootcamp by Angela Yu Course Review

Hello guys, if you are interested in web development and looking to join The Complete 2021 Web Development Bootcamp course by Angela Yu on Udemy but not sure whether this course is right for you then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will review this awesome web development course which can help you to make a decision on whether you should invest your time and money in this course or not. Web development nowadays is more important than what you actually think. and what’s more than that is web development is touching every aspect of the company online business.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn MongoDB NoSQL Database in 2021 - Best of Lot

MongoDB is one of the leading NoSQL databases and it was on my radar for a long time but I never get a chance to learn or work on it, but Recently I got an opportunity to use MongoDB for one of our projects and I learned a lot on the way. In this article, I will introduce MongoDB and how to learn MongoDB so that you can use it in your project. In this article, I will share some of the online courses which I have taken to understand everything up to the basic CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete) operations on MongoDB. I have also read a couple of books and followed some tutorials but these courses were my main source to learn Mongo DB.

9 Maven Concepts and Tools Every Java Developers Should Know

The 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.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Top 10 Big Data Tutorials, Books, and Courses for Java Developers - Best of Lot

Hello Java developers, if you are looking to learn Big Data and Hadoop this year and looking for some excellent books, courses, and tutorials to start with, then you have come to the right place. Earlier, I have shared the best Spring and Hibernate Courses and  In this article, I am going to share some of the best resources to learn Big Data and Hadoop in 2021. This includes Big Data tutorials, books, and online courses, both free and paid. You can use these resources to learn both Big Data in general and Hadoop in particular at a time and place convenient to you like from your home or office, all you need is a willingness to learn and a good internet connection. 

Top 10 Scala and Groovy Frameworks Java Developers can learn in 2021

Hello guys, Groovy and Scala have been around for some time and there is some useful Groovy and Scala framework out there that can help Java developers to create better applications and products like Microservices et all. If you are interested in learning the best Scala and Groovy framework then you have come to the right place. In the past, I have shared the best courses to learn Scala and Groovy and In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the best Scala and Groovy frameworks that can be useful in Java development  Akka, Lagom, Play, Spock, Gradle, and Grails. I'll also share links to some useful courses you can learn these useful Groovy frameworks.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Top 5 Free Game Development Courses for Java and Unity Developer in 2021

If you are a programmer with a passion for game development or a 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 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!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Top 10 AWS Certifications for IT Professionals in 2021 - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you are thinking ot take your cloud skills to next level or want to become a certified cloud professional then you have come to the right place. In the past, I have shared many free and paid courses to learn AWSAzure, and Google Cloud certification, and today, I am going to share the 10 best Cloud certifications for AWS Cloud professionals can aim for in 2021. These certifications are provided by Amazon itself and they are highly regarded. These are also role-based certifications which means you have certificates from developers, DevOps engineers, system admins, software architects, DBAs, Security experts, Network experts, Big Data professionals, and Data Analysts. You can choose them depending upon your skill and experience.

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

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

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Udemy vs Coursera? Which is best to learn Programming & Tech skills in 2021?

When it comes to online learning, there are no better times than today, as you have access to a lot of platforms like Coursera, Udemy, Pluralsight, Educative, Lynda, CodeCademy, and many more. Out of these, Coursera and Udemy are probably the most popular online learning websites, as more and more people have started using them. One question which keeps comings to me all the time is Coursera vs. Udemy? Which one is better for online learning and which has a better course in general? Earlier I have answered questions like Pluralsight vs. CodeCademy and Udemy vs. CodeCademy but never explained about Udemy vs Coursera, which many of my readers have been asking for some time. So, I decided to write this blog post to explain my point of view.

Top 5 Spring and Hibernate Training Courses for Java JEE Programmers

Spring and Hibernate are two of the hottest and most in-demand web frameworks in the Java world and also two of the most essential skill for any Java programmer to get a job in the web development space. The Spring framework is in around 2004 and established itself as the leading framework to develop Java applications both in core Java and web development areas. The Spring framework comes with a lot of modules to support different kinds of developments like Spring Security to address the security requirements of most web and enterprise Java applications. It supports single sign-on, LDAP authentication, Role-based access control, and much more such essential features. Spring also supports the development of REST services which is no become a standard way to provide web services.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Difference between Dependency Injection and Factory Design Pattern in Java with Example

Learning a Programming language like Java or Python is easy, but writing production-quality code is difficult. Coding is as much art as the science behind it. To write good code, you need to carefully design your classes, their dependency, and how to use that. This is important so that it can survive the constant change throughout his lifetime. If you have been coding for some time, then you know that SOLID principles and Design Patterns help you to write better code. This is obvious because they are proven the solution to some common problems software developers face all around the world. But, knowing just the design pattern is not enough, you also need to learn to use the right design pattern in the right place.

Top 5 Java 8 Online Courses to Learn Stream and Lambda Expression [UPDATED]

It's been more than 6 years since Java 8 was launched in March 2014 and many of you already thinking that Java 8 now a legacy version but there are still so many Java developers out there who don't know how to code using new language features of Java 8 like lambdas, stream, and method reference. It's high time for all those programmers to learn and master Java 8 before their skill becomes outdated. After that, we already have a couple more Java releases like  Java 9, Java 10, Java 11, 12, 13, 14, and Java 15 in the space of just 6 years apart but Java 8 is still the most used version, particularly when it comes to coding style.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Top 5 JSON Library Java JEE Developers Should Know- Best of Lot

The JSON format is one of the most popular formats to transfer and exchange data on the web. Almost all RESTful web services take JSON input and provide JSON output but unfortunately, JDK doesn't have built-in support for one of the most common web standards like JSON. As a Java developer if you want to develop a RESTful web service and produce JSON data or if you are developing a client to existing RESTFul web services and want to consume JSON response, you don't need to be disappointed. Fortunately, there are so many open source libraries and APIs available for creating, parsing, and processing JSON response in Java, like Jackson, Google GSon, json-simple, etc.

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn Deep Learning for Beginners - 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.

Monday, February 8, 2021

10 Things Mobile App Developers can Learn in 2021 [UPDATED]

Hello guys, Mobile app development is a lucrative field for programmers as it has all kinds of opportunities, from freelancing to working at large companies and launching your own apps like Angry Bird, Flappy Bird, or Pokemon Go and becoming an App millionaire. If one of your goals in 2021 to learn Mobile application development and you wondering how to start, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share 10 technologies you can learn to become a mobile application developer or someone who wants to improve as a mobile application developer for Android and iOS platforms can learn in 2021. This list includes things like framework, programming languages, and platforms, almost everything a mobile developer needs.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to learn Functional Programming in Java - Best of Lot

Hello guys, if you remember, Java 8 changed the way we usually code in Java by introducing some Functional Programming concepts. It brings features like lambda expressions and Streams, which give birth to new patterns that result in clean code in Java. Now there is a better and more declarative way to write Java. If you use them correctly, then they can express the intent of the code better and thus makes it easier to read and maintain. There is another bit which many people miss is the introduction of Functional programming concepts like the map, reduce, flatmap, and filter, which enable us to write more readable code in Java.

Google Protocol Buffers (ProtoBuf) - Best Alternative to Java Serialization

If you have done some serialization works in Java, then you know that it's not that easy. Since the default serialization mechanism is not efficient and has a host of problems, see Effective Java Item 74 to 78, it's really not a good choice to persist Java object in production. Though many of the efficiency shortcomings of default Serialization can be mitigated by using a custom serialized format, they have their own encoding and parsing overhead. Google protocol buffers, popularly known as protobuf is an alternate and faster way to serialize Java objects. It's probably the best alternative to Java serialization and useful for both data storage and data transfer over the network.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn Selenium for Java Developers - Best of Lot

The days of manual testing is limited as more and more companies are shifting towards Automation testing. This means all manual testing QAs needs to learn new test automation skills like Selenium, Cucumber, JUnit, Mockito, and TestNG to give their career a boost. If you are manual testers or non-programming testers interested in learning test automation, a Java developer who wants to write a better integration test, or a freshers/graduates who want to kick start their career in automating testing then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the best courses to learn Selenium Webdriver with Java and other automation testing tools like JUnit, Cucumber, etc.

Does Vmware's Spring Professional Certification help Java Programmers in Jobs and Career?

One of the frequently asked questions among Java and Spring developers is whether Spring certification is valuable? Or does Spring Certification help you in Job and Career? These questions are not very different from what a Java developer asks about Oracle's Java certification (see here). The short answer to these question is Yes, Spring Professional Certifications (VMware EDU-1202  are very valuable, and it not only provides Industry recognition for your knowledge, experience, and skill but also set you apart from the millions of Java and Spring developer who are not certified. Of course, as with any certification, the most valuable part apart from recognition is the learning process, and this is true for Spring certifications as well.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Top 5 Online Courses to Learn Maven for Java Developers - Best of Lot

The Apache Maven or commonly known as just "Maven," is an essential tool for Java Programmers. It allows you to build your project, manage dependencies, generate documentation, and a lot more. I can vouch for Maven's usefulness because I have come from the pre-Maven world of Software development, where you need to manage all the JAR files required by your project. It may seem easy to you that just download the JAR file but it's not so easy in practice.  For example, you added a new library in your project say Spring framework which also needs log4j but you thought log4j is already there so you didn't do anything, only to realize that your application is not starting anymore and throwing long and convoluted errors. This can happen because of version mismatch like Spring needed a higher version of log4j than available in your project.

Udemy vs Pluralsight Review 2021 - 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 for a long time. Since Pluralsight and Udemy are two of the most popular online learning platforms and I also spend considerable time every day on each of them, I felt to write my review of Udemy and Pluralsight and explains the pros and cons of both Udemy and Pluralsight so that you can make an informed decision when it comes to learning tech skills online.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Top 5 Java 8 Certifications Courses to Prepare OCAJP (1Z0-808) Exam Online

If you are preparing for Oracle Certified Java SE 8 Associate exam, also known as OCAJP 8 and OCPJP 8 with exam codes 1Z0-808 and looking for a decent online course to kick start with your preparation then you have come to the right place. In this article, I will share some of the best online courses to prepare for Java SE 8 certifications. Btw, first of all, configurations to make the right decision. If you are a Java developer then certifying for your skill will not only distinguish you from millions of other non-certified Java programmers but also improve your knowledge and understanding of Java SE 8. If you are looking for a job then this can help you to get a better job and if you are looking for career growth like becoming a senior Java developer, these certifications can help you to get a promotion.

The 2021 Frontend and Backend Developer RoadMap [UPDATED]

Hello Guys, if one of your goals is to learn to code or to become a Web Developer in 2021, 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 2021 and guide you on how you can learn and master Web Development in 2021. 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.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Top 10 Advanced Core Java Courses for Experienced Programmers

Hello guys, A lot of my readers have been asking me for advanced Java courses to improve topics like Java collections, Stream API, Design Patterns, Concurrency, Java Performance, Generics, Garbage Collections, and new features introduced in recent Java releases like Java Modules System. If you also had that question in mind and looking for some great courses to learn core Java in-depth, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the advanced core Java courses for experienced programmers. These are the courses you should take to truly master Java programming concepts, tools, libraries, and become a Java expert that every company wants to hire, particularly big investment banks.

Top 25 Spring Security Interview Questions with Answers for Java Developers

Hello guys, Spring Security is one of the most popular security frameworks in the Java world and I strongly believe that every experienced Java developer should learn it. Because of its popularity, there is always some question on Spring Security on Java interviews but there are not enough resources to prepare for that. That's why when  I shared the spring boot interview question last year, a lot of you asked me to share similar interview questions on Spring Security, Spring Cloud, and Microservices. I listen to those requests and have been doing some research since then. Last week, I published the Spring Cloud Interview questions and Spring Data JPA interview questions and in this article, you will find 25+ frequently asked Spring Security Interview Questions for Java Interviews with answers and explanations. You can use this list to not only prepare for a telephonic round of interviews but also for face to face interviews. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Pluralsight vs Codecademy Review - Which is better for Programmers in 2021?

As a programmer, the most important thing is to keep yourself up-to-date. If you don't, your skills will become obsolete, and you may not be Marketable. Being an author of a Java blog and editor of a Medium publication, I receive a lot of queries from Programmers and Developers. Many of my readers ask me for advice like which books should I read to learn to code, which is the best site to learn to code? Where should I go for preparing coding interviews and much more? One of the questions which keep coming to me was about Pluralsight and Codecademy? Like which site is better to learn new tech skills and level up your current skill?

Top 5 Courses to learn Java Collections and Stream API - Best of Lot

Hello guys, If you have been programming in Java, then you know that Collections and Streams are two of the most important Java APIs. There is hardly any Java program I have written in my 15 years of professional Java development career where I have not used any classes from Collections and recently from Stream API. I strongly believe that every Java developer should have a good knowledge of both of them, and that's why I am writing this post. If you are new to Java, then you might be thinking about why they are so important? Well, they are important becuase they deal with data, and data is at the heart of every application and business. For example, if you create an application like Facebook, then where do you store your Users on memory?

Monday, February 1, 2021

Top 10 Websites to Learn Git Commands for FREE - Best of Lot

Hello guys, like many programmers, I have also 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.

Top 5 Spring MVC Online Courses for Beginners in 2021 - Best of Lot

Hello guy, A lot of you have been asking me about the best online courses to learn Reactive Spring, Spring Boot, and Spring MVC. In the past, I have shared the best Spring Boot courses and today I will share the best courses to learn Spring MVC. Many Java developers think that Spring MVC is the same as Spring Framework and some of them confuse them. In this article, I'll try to answer than questions as well as share some of the best courses to learn Spring MVC for Java developers. Actually, both Spring Core and Spring MVC are part of the same umbrella, a bigger spring framework project but they are not the same.