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Install JDK 7 u5 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (as a secondary JDK)

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Introduction I had installed JDK 6.0 update 31 in an earlier post. However, I now need to write a Java application that requires the features available in JDK 7. In this post, I will install JDK 7 update 5 as a secondary JDK, while JDK 6.0 u31 will be the primary JDK. It’s perfectly normal to have multiple JDKs on a single machine to support the requirements of different applications. Fortunately, it’s easy to use […]

Uninstall Java from Ubuntu Linux

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Software Development

Introduction Hopefully you won’t need these instructions due to a botched install, but there may come a time where you need to uninstall a version of the JDK/JVM. These instructions are for the Oracle JDK 1.7.0 Update 4 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. If you are using a different version of the JDK, then change the version numbers listed below. I have also included instructions for removing the OpenJDK at the bottom of this post. Uninstall […]

Naming standards and consistency

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Software Development

I’m a big proponent of keeping a consistent naming standard, even when crossing languages. True, capitalization and syntax may change, but the standard should remain. Importantly, I have found that naming should play to the strengths of the operating system. File Names For example, on every operating system you can sort files by name (i.e. in Windows Explorer on Windows, Finder on Mac, and so on for Linux, etc.). With this in mind, naming should […]