Alex Marshall Alex Marshall is a marketeer, web developer and designer and enjoys being creative and has a keen interest in technology, and is fascinated by both new hardware and software. He also likes retro technology, classic cars and in his spare time enjoys traveling. He is immersed in the world of Java, PDF and HTML5 but loves to explore other areas in the world of tech.

The top 5 most popular Java Pdf blog articles of 2013

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With 2013 now drawing to a close it will soon be time to begin the countdown to midnight and celebrate together with friends and family for the start of 2014, but before we bid this year farewell we take a look back at the top 5 articles of 2013 on the Java PDF Blog.

At number 5… – My Top 10 takeaways from JavaOne 2013

Starting of our countdown we have a featured article originally written as part of the JavaOne 2013 coverage. Mark Stephens the Lead developer and Speaker at JavaOne 2013 after a frantic week of talks, sessions, parties and opportunities to meet other developers summarises what were his Top 10 takeaways from the week that was JavaOne 2013 (in no particular order). Find out what the top 10 takeaways were here.

At number 4… – What we love and hate about Java IDEs – IntelliJ IDEA

At number 4 we have ‘What we love and hate about Java IDEs – IntelliJ IDEA’ an article that was featured as part of a series of articles covering what we love and hate about the various Java IDE’s we use and was writtien by Alex Marshall. You can read it from the beginning here or read about NetBeans, Eclipse, and our conclusion.

At number 3… – 5 tools to help you write better Java Code

Our third most popular article is 5 tools to help you write better Java Code written by Alex Marshall. We are always tying to improve our Java Code we write at IDR Solutions, so In this article we take a look at some useful tools that help to not only improve our code but also our productivity. Read more about what the best tools are for improving you Java Code here.

At number 2… – Setting up VisualVM in under 5 minutes

In at number 2 we have  Setting up VisualVM in under 5 minutes Sam Howard and handy guide on how to set up Visual VM in under 5 minutes. VisualVM is a profiler, but it’s more than that. It also has tools for tracking threads, interacting with garbage collection, and monitoring memory and CPU usage. Learn more about setting up VisualVM here.

And Number 1!! – 6 Must Have IDE Plugins Featured at JavaOne

Our most popular article of the year on the Java PDF blog was a featured article written as part of our Java One coverage, where one of our developers Nathan Howard attended a number of talks and presentations and decided to compile a list of his 6 Must Have IDE Plugins Featured at JavaOne that will make your life as a developer much easier. You can read more about it here.

I hope you enjoyed this countdown and are looking forward to the New Year! I hope you’ve made some new year resolutions for 2014!

To all our readers…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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Alex Marshall Alex Marshall is a marketeer, web developer and designer and enjoys being creative and has a keen interest in technology, and is fascinated by both new hardware and software. He also likes retro technology, classic cars and in his spare time enjoys traveling. He is immersed in the world of Java, PDF and HTML5 but loves to explore other areas in the world of tech.

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