Learning Java Using JShell

Java programming is not hard to learn, but proficiency in the language takes time, effort, and a lot of practice. JShell can significantly reduce the time required to learn many of the core features of the Java programming language. As a prototyping tool, JShell makes it easy to write and develop a code snippet without having to compile and run […]

Ruby Programming For Everyone

Ruby is a great language, especially for beginners. The syntax of Ruby is intuitive, easy to understand, and easy to get started. If you have no prior programming experience and 1 hour and 44 minutes of time you can learn Ruby. Ruby Programming For Everyone by John Elder (Packt Publishing – ISBN 9781839211997) is a video training program designed to […]

Lean Programming – 5S for Code

I enjoy coding and learned many programming languages over the years. As diverse as these languages are, there is one trait that is consistent among them all: every instruction matters. The principles of Lean, defined as “the pursuit of perfection to achieve excellence through the continual elimination of waste,” can also be applied to programming. The seven forms of waste […]

Give Your Fingers a Break

If everyday typing or keyboarding were a professional sport, we would be more inclined to pay attention to the keyboard at our finger tips. Does the quality of our keyboard affect or influence our efficiency and performance? Gamers will spend hundreds of dollars on a keyboard to get the slightest edge over their competitors. Look and feel, layout, spacing, travel, […]

On the cutting edge of software

Updating software applications is a routine maintenance practice that many choose to ignore. While many of my applications are set to update automatically, I want to be sure they are current. I prefer to update my core software packages manually and with good reason. Some updates can be “buggy” and blindly upgrading could shut an application or system down. Code […]

Web Browsing with Brave

The Brave web browser addresses two of the most significant concerns when browsing the web: Security and Privacy. With the Brave browser, you don’t have to compromise when surfing the web. Keep your personal data private and secure. As an added bonus, you can save time and even earn rewards to view privacy-respecting ads. After watching this video by MaxDapp, […]

JIRA Development Cookbook – Third Edition

JIRA Development Cookbook – Third Edition by Jobin Kuruvilla, September 2016, 598 pages. This book is available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition. ISBN-13: 978-1785885617 ISBN-10: 1785885618 Delving into JIRA requires a minimum $10.00 per month expense per user after a free 7 day trial. The question is, does the expense justify the return? We shall soon find out. […]

Machine Learning Algorithms

The next book adventure is “Machine Learning Algorithms” by Giuseppe Bonaccorso, Packt Publishing, (Jul 2017), 360 pages. My initial preview suggests there is a lot to learn and so little time. Perhaps its time to let machines do more of the work. Until Next Time – Stay lean! Related Articles and Resources Python Machine Learning – Second Edition by Sebastian […]

JavaFX-12.0.1

With the recent release of Java Development Kit 12 (JDK 12), it’s time to upgrade to JavaFX-12.0.1 as well. JavaFX is now managed and released as it’s own independent entity and is not shipped as part of the Java Development Kit. If you are new to Java and JavaFX, visit Getting Started with JavaFX 12 to install and test the […]