We developers love writing code, discussing and constructing perfect solutions. However, we very much dislike manual, repetitive tasks, and especially waiting for slow executions such as re-compilations, builds, and slow tests. Our daily coding work involves a lot of these tiny productivity blockers that make our work less enjoyable. What are the state-of-the-art techniques and tools that enable us to spend more time on the beautiful side of coding?
Testing is still a topic that most developers would like to avoid. Even though it is crucial for working software, developing and maintaining tests takes certain time and effort — especially for distributed applications or when changes in existing functionality forces test scenarios to adapt. Omitting software tests can’t be the solution; therefore, how can we tackle enterprise tests in an effective and productive way?
Eclipse IDE provides a lot of powerful features and capabilities. With so much functionality at disposal, many users don't use the full potential of the IDE. To be productive, mastering your IDE is as important as mastering your source code.