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Testing tools are starting to take up a sizable chunk of the Java Power Tools book, which is probably logical, as proper and efficient testing should play a sizable part in any development process worth its salt.
NetBeans 5.5 now offers excellent Subversion support. The last time I looked at NetBeans (maybe 6 months ago), Subversion support was all but nonexistent. Now it is first class.
Code Armory is promising new web site founded by Surjendu Sekhar Kuila and Chirantan Chatterjee, which provides some useful tips on tricky real-world Java problems. The idea is to let real-world Java practitioners provide concrete, working tips and answers to questions about some of the trickier aspects of enterprise Java development.
The IDE you use can arguably play an important role in your productivity as a developer. Does your IDE blend into the background and become a natural extension of your brain? Or do you struggle endlessly with plugins and unintuitive menu options? If there's a subject that every Java developer has an opinion on, it's this one.
I've just added a poll on Load Testing on the Java Power Tools website. How do you load test your web applications? I'm a great fan of JMeter, but there are lots of other tools out there as well. Not to mention the heavy-weight commercial tools from the likes of IBM/Rational and Mercury.
The Java Power Tools website includes, among other things, a new poll on Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools. I'm interested to see how Subversion compares these days to CVS. And who is using commercial tools like ClearCase, StarTeam and Perforce?
The Java Power Tools website includes, among other things, a poll on Continuous Integration tools. Many people have already voted, and I have had a lot of feedback on the tools listed. So, due to popular demand, I've added some more CI tools to this poll. Anthill, which I forgot in the first poll, as well as a number of commercial products.
I've been thinking about MDA tools of late. The Java Power Tools book way initially supposed to include a chapter on these tools, but I'm not sure how much interest there is out there .