Top Java Tools for Implementing the Java Lifecycle

  • Posted on : May 19, 2015
  • Modified: November 5, 2020

  • Author : SPEC INDIA
  • Category : Java

Quick and efficient Java code is the aspiration of every software development team. And what is important are the tools available with each task list. Each category of tasks associated with the Java code lifecycle boasts of superlative tools for support. Examining, Analyzing and identifying the correct one is a herculean task for team leaders and managers. Every category has the one which is the best in terms of capabilities or its popularity.

Java Toolkit

Java Tools

Eclipse – Java Tool for Integrated Development Environment

Eclipse takes the cake when it comes to the Java Integrated Development Environment tools. Combining language support into commonly used packages fosters possibilities of unlimited customization. The very same feature lends it the feature for the extension. Eclipse Marketplace provides thousands of meaningful plugins tot200 be put to use.

Eclipse Includes
  • Eclipse Git Team Provider
  • Eclipse Java Development Tools
  • Maven Integration for Eclipse
  • Mylyn Task List
  • Code Recommenders Tools for Java Developers
  • WindowBuilder Core
  • Eclipse XML Editors and Tools

JUnit – Java Tool for Testing

Junit is a very simple, yet one of the best frameworks for conducting repeated tests on Java code. Writing the tests out is logical, methodical and effective. It enables the conducive sharing of test data amongst the teams. Junit gains its popularity from the test fixtures and test runners that it makes available for sharing common test data and executing tests respectively. And what’s more, it is open source too. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks.

APACHEJMETER – Java Tool for Load Testing

An open-source Apache project, Apache JMeter is the last word for load testing of Java projects. It provides a foolproof insight into functional behavior and measures the performance of the code reliably. Tests can be conducted on both static and dynamic resources. Simulated tests for multiple servers can be emulated to determine the performances under various load scenarios.

It can be used to test performances related to

  • Webservices (SOAP/REST)
  • Web dynamic languages
    • PHP
    • Java
    • ASP.NET
  • Java Objects
  • Databases& related Queries
  • FTP Servers

The graphical analysis provided for the test results in a quickly decipherable manner.

WILDFLY – Java Tool for Application Servers

Wildfly, an application server is written in Java itself and implements Java EE – Enterprise Edition. It is free and open-source and runs on multiple platforms. Maintained by Red Hat, it was earlier known as JBoss AS, or simply JBoss

APACHE MAVEN – Java Tool for Project Management

With its root in the concepts of POM (Project Object Model), Apache Maven is not only reliable and dependable but, successful too. It boasts of providing

  • Uniform build system
  • Precise Information related to the Project
  • Guidelines in Development for
    • Best practices
    • Standards
  • Smooth integration and migration to new features

GIT – Java Tool for Source Code Management

A distributed version control system that beats the other Java source code management tools to their own game, Git is an exhaustive repository with version tracking features and history maintained for reference. It offers

  • Affordable local branching
  • Multiple workflows
  • Practical staging areas

JIRA – Java Tool for Team Tracking

An efficient team tracking tool for Java projects, JIRA gets a 10 out of 10 on all accounts

  • Issues and goals maintenance
    • Capture
    • Organize
  • Assign work
  • Track team activities

The new mobile interface provides a practical approach to the already established desktop version.

Getting the job done was never so easy.

JENKINS – Java Tool for Continuous Integration

There can be no better tool to monitor executions of repeated jobs. Jenkins continuously builds and tests software projects, to enable easy and smooth integrations into the projects. The users of the project are assured of the latest build of the system at any given point of time. Jenkins can also monitor jobs running on remote machines.

It is customizable with around 500 plus plugins

Continuous integration with Jenkins aims at decreasing the integration time between all the working copies of developers during a software engineering process. Projects successful in achieving this concept realize speed in software delivery and are labeled continuous integration software. CI or Continuous Integration merges all developer working copies many times a day. It is in fact a continuous process of Quality Control too and coupled with automated test execution results in a systematic unerring Quality Control process for the organization. It aids companies in managing the development progress and code quality of projects throughout the development lifecycle

JPROFILER – Java Tool for Performance Analyzers

JProfiler is one of the best Java profiling tools used for analyzing various conditions indicates

  • Performance bottlenecks
  • Memory leaks
  • CPU loads
  • Resolve threading issues

Profiling can be done locally or remotely.

The visual representations of various parameters that the users are shown, provide a good method to infer and deduce performance hindrances.

  • Active usage
  • Available usage
  • Instances created
  • Threads active
  • Classes
  • Garbage collectors

The user interface is quite competent and self-explanatory. Executed as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in, for the Eclipse software development environment, this tool is almost indispensable.

Author: SPEC INDIA


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