Scott Nelson

30 articles

Using a PhaseListener to Debug JSF Development Defects

Many traditional Java developers quickly embraced the Java Server Faces (JSF) framework and the various library extensions for Java Web development. JSF frameworks hide...

7 Project-saving Source Control Tips for the Eclipse IDE

In only two seconds, just one developer with poor source control habits can cost the entire team hours of debugging. Fostering these seven simple...

10 Things You Should Know About WebLogic Server 10.3

Those who came to IT a long time ago or very recently have a Pavlovian response to upgrade whenever a new version of anything is released....

Tips to Updating and Upgrading with Eclipse

There are three broad categories of users when it comes to upgrading, whether we are talking about software applications, operating systems, or hardware. The...

Writing Excel Files with Apache POI HSSF

The web is full of data, and is an excellent medium for finding and displaying data. Once the data is located, many users want...

Reading Excel Files with Apache POI HSSF

In one of my former positions, I had the delightful task of cataloging potential solutions to new requirements and then rating them (yes, I'm...

Cleaner Code with the PMD Eclipse Plug-In

Most developers like to write clean code. So, why is so much code in the world messy? Although there are many opinions about this,...

Building the Perfect Portable Eclipse Workbench

Every once in a while, I run into a Java developer who has never used Eclipse, and find that every time this happens I...

Why Agile Projects Fail

The purposely provocative title of this article is meant to capture the attention of people with two opposing mindsets. The first are the proponents...

Improving Code Consistency and Standards Compliance with Eclipse Preferences

There are a few themes that recur frequently when discussing software development projects. Money, quality, budget, performance, expense, maintenance, cost.... Okay, some themes recur...

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