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The best apps to get when switching from Mac to Windows

These four utilities can help a Mac vet feel right at home on Microsoft's platform<p>Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 is available now, and it's full of great improvements and refinements to the world's most popular desktop operating system. If you've been using a Mac, you might be intrigued …

Software

Blisk is the browser every developer has been longing for

While Mozilla has already taken a decent stab at building the ultimate dev-friendly tool with its Developer Edition of Firefox, Blisk is the browser every Web builder needs in their life.<p>Designed specifically for developers and currently available for Windows, Blisk is a free Chromium-based browser …

Creating Advanced Tabbed Notepad In Java

In this article, we will create a notepad in Java with features like Multi Tabbed Documents, Document Selector, Openning/Saving/Closing Multiple …

Notepads

Nana Flat Plat is a Material Inspired GTK Theme For GNOME

Looks like we won’t be running out of Material design themes anytime soon. Just recently, I covered <b>6 Material inspired themes</b> for your Linux</b> …

Linux

Google's new Android Wear watch bands will make it easy to spice up your smartwatch

Bored with your wearable? Google wants to spice it up with a collection of new, easy to change ‘Mode’ watch bands.<p>The straps feature a simple slide toggle to attach and detach your band in a single click. They were designed in partnership with b&nd by Hadley Roma, a company that specializes in …

Wear OS

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Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code for Windows, OS X and Linux hits 1.0

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Microsoft’s cross-platform text editor for developers, hit version 1.0 today after about a year in beta. The company says more than 500,000 developers now actively use the application each month.<p>The launch of VS Code came as quite a surprise when the company first …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Kite wants to be every developer’s pair-programming buddy

Most integrated development environments (IDEs) and text editors are full of useful features, but, for the most part, they aren’t connected to the Internet. Because of this, developers often have to switch context to Google the solution to a problem or look at a language’s manual. Kite wants to …

New Inspections for Java 8 in IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1

Since Java 8 has been launched almost two years ago, it has been gaining more and more traction around the community. Most Java frameworks and …

Programming

10 Courses (83.5 Hours) to Become a Java Master: Design UIs with JavaFX, Utilize Design Patterns, Master Multithreading & More

<b>From 0 to 1: Data Structures & Algorithms in Java</b><p>Master the Fundamentals of How Computer Programs Organize & Manipulate Data<p>Data structures and …

Check out this Google I/O 2016-styled Android Wear watch face

Google I/O is coming up in just a couple of months, and Google recently launched their I/O 2016 site with a really cool countdown clock. And while it may not be as strictly Material Design-inspired as the one from last year (might I say the new one even reminds me a little of iOS?), I think it’s a …

Wear OS

Markdown-friendly Simplenote comes to Windows and Linux

As a Windows user, my options for decent text editors to write my articles with are fairly limited. The majority of them are either best suited for coding or too greedy for system resources.<p>Lucky for me, Automattic, the maker of WordPress, has just launched its free text editor Simplenote on both …

Apricity OS Is Clean and Classy

If you're looking for a quick, clean and classy Linux distro, look no further than the Apricity OS beta. Either of the two available flavors -- GNOME …

Arch Linux

Simplest Way to Avoid Hardcoding of the Confidentials in Java

Download the API from Github. Unzip the zipped file wherever you want.<p>Run <i>EntityManager.jar</i><p>Add as much as entity you want:<p>Example: Entity Name: …

Why Engineers Despise Agile — Agile Failure Patterns, Part II

TL;DR: Why Engineers Despise Agile<p>The agile consulting industry repackages an originally human-centered, technology-driven philosophy into a …

Project Management

Why Everyone is Talking About Isomorphic / Universal JavaScript and Why it Matters

Originally applied to mathematics, the term “isomorphic” was first popularized in relation to Javascript development by Spike Brehm of Airbnb. Since …

Make your app look badass with free trial of Adobe XD

If you’ve been itching to design the next big app in your spare time, Adobe’s just made it easier with a free trial of its user interface (UI) design tool, Experience Design (XD) CC for Mac.<p>Previously known as Project Comet, Adobe XD is a full-fledged design tool that lets you prototype mobile or …

Apps

Adobe XD debuts as a free Mac public preview

Last fall at its Max creativity conference, Adobe debuted Project Comet, the code name for its upcoming user experience (UX) app. The mission: To …

DevOps: Why People (Not Tools) Are Transforming Software Development

There is little doubt that DevOps has become a term du jour in tech circles over the last couple of years. Many tech firms understand the concept as …

Why Maven?

Every time I mention Maven, people ask me why I hate myself so much. It’s a (scarily) valid question to ask after seeing a POM file, so I thought I’d …

Software Development

An introduction to Basic4Android

The key to getting lots done is to make sure you have the right tools for the job. And when it comes to mobile development, that means choosing the right IDE for the particular app you want to make. Android Studio is great if you want to create something in-keeping with the Android aesthetic, or if …

Color Management

Google launches Android N developer preview and beta program

Google today launched the first Android N developer preview, available for download now at developer.android.com/preview. Later today, the company will also debut the Android Beta Program, which lets you get early Android builds via over-their-air updates on Nexus devices.<p>In the past, Google has …

Top 7 Things You’ll Mostly Need to Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

It is that time of the year where we are earnestly anticipating the release of the next LTS version of what is undoubtedly one of the world’s most …

Linux

Getting Started With Java in Eclipse Che

Eclipse Che was built with Java developers in mind. The most recent release boasts rich java features including IntelliSense, key bindings, and …

Why this $300 ergonomic keyboard might actually be worth the money

When you’ve raised nearly $300,000 on IndieGogo and make claims that you’re the “world’s best ergonomic mechanical keyboard” you’re setting the bar pretty high.<p>When you’re selling an item for $295 that most of us treat as an afterthought, that bar gets even higher.<p>I went into this review with a …

Pocket Windows 10 Laptop And Gaming System Concept Hits Indiegogo

A 5.5 inch handheld pocket Windows 10 laptop concept has been launched over on the Indiegogo website this week looking to raise $100,000 over the …

Windows 10 gamers will get Forza Motorsport 6: Apex racing game for free

Microsoft is announcing today that it will give away a full racing game, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, to Windows 10 gamers for no charge. The free game is intended to draw more PC fans into the Forza racing franchise as the company seeks to shore up fans on both the Xbox One game console and Windows …

Windows 10

Let's build a simple Android app, part 2

In the last exciting installment of “Let’s Build a Simple Android App”… We went through the process of creating a basic app that asked a question and let you give a response. It was cooler than it sounds – it had a nice color palette and everything.<p>In part 2, we’ll be building on that starting …

iOS Programming

Android RecyclerView Example

For years now, in Android, if you wanted to create an application that uses lists to display data, the most common, choice, would be the ListView …

Java