How to migrate preferences of one Eclipse workspace to another?

When you switch to a new workspace for the same project in Eclipse you generally have a lot of work to do before you start import or creating projects. This work majorly involves setting of preferences and other settings to your new workspace. This sometimes becomes painful and tiresome especially if you have a lot…

Reflection in Java – Simplified

There are times when you wish you had some access to the information present in your Java classes. Information, such as which fields, methods and constructors are defined in it. This information is called as the metadata of a class and there is a way in which you can access easily without doing tedious coding…

Mystery of Accessibility in Local Inner Classes

Here is an interesting concept which I came across just recently and considered it worth sharing. I was reading about inner classes concepts where in, there is a type of inner class called the local inner class. Local inner classes are those classes which reside within the function of a method belonging to an outer…

Resolving the “Unsupported major.minor version 49.0” Error

Many a times I have come across my friends who get this error and are clueless because this error is not something related to the programming logic neither to the server which shows this error either on accessing a servlet or a service. You have to know that this error comes when a class compiled…

Understanding XSD Namespaces With Concepts of Java

This article is aimed at developers who are good at programming languages like Java and want a quick jump on the XSD bandwagon by understanding some important concepts like namespaces. Hope that this article helps to make you understand namespaces quite easily. What is a namespace? A namespace is an identifier for elements. XML and…

And I thought I Knew How Java Worked!

I did till today, and realized that many concepts are still unknown to me as well as some of my friends who have worked on Java EE for a long time now. I have learnt many frameworks along the course from the day I started my professional work in J2EE (now christened JEE). Java in…

J2EE or JEE, Java 5 or Java 1.5 – Is SUN Crazy?

Will they take a J2EE professional or a JEE professional now is the thing I am worrying about. It is obvious for a technical person to know that J2EE and JEE are one and the same except for the HR persons! How do we go about convincing them? Many people including me, still are confused…