Archive for October, 2011

Best Java Books: My Top 5 Choices

October 21st, 2011 Leave a comment 1 comment
Best Java Books: My Top 5 Choices

With Android being at the forefront of mobile phone use and growing every day, Java has enjoyed a great deal of popularity as a language that’s very handy to know in today’s IT world. Unfortunately, it is not always so easy to figure out which books are best for learning Java, so we’ve taken the liberty of choosing a few that we think will make your Java learning experience smooth and enjoyable! Effective Java By Joshua Bloch In Effective Java, Joshua Bloch does one thing extremely, extremely well: he lays out best practices that every developer should follow regularly. The whole book has… View full post »

Hadoop: Where, Why, and is It Right for YOU?

October 12th, 2011 Leave a comment 1 comment
Hadoop: Where, Why, and is It Right for YOU?

Hadoop has become something of a buzzword in recent months; everyone and their boss is recommending it for everything, books are being written about it left and right, and there are precious few ideas or things one can mention about Hadoop without running into someone else who has other opinions about that very subject. Hadoop is regarded as the new way of doing things, and many corporations and enterprise IT departments are researching just how to fit Hadoop into their infrastructure. With all this buzz about Hadoop, you may be tempted to run off and implement it in your own organization…. View full post »

HTML5 Editors: 5 Best Tools for Web Developers

October 2nd, 2011 Leave a comment 1 comment
HTML5 Editors: 5 Best Tools for Web Developers

With HTML5 quickly becoming widely accepted in today’s online arena, the HTML4 editors of yesterday are no longer up to the task of providing the most cutting-edge development environment possible. Finding a replacement, however, can be quite a task: fortunately, we’ve gone out and found a few HTML5 editors for you to get your HTML5 development going and keep on the cutting-edge of Web creation! 1. Mercury HTML5 Editor The first tool on the list is interesting in that it’s also written in HTML5: talk about enforcing the no-legacy route! Mercury HTML5 Editor is a web-based editor in the style of TinyMCE… View full post »