Do laptop cooling pads really work?

Do laptop cooling pads really work?

So maybe it is summer time where you live, or you are in a country which has a hot or tropical climate. Or maybe your laptop just runs too hot by design or because it is getting old. If you are considering to buy a laptop cooling pad, then I would recommend that you read […]

How to cheaply improve your laptop’s performance

How to cheaply improve your laptop’s performance

Is your laptop running slow? Maybe it is outdated and needs an upgrade? In this post, we will discuss some ways that can improve your laptop’s performance and hopefully you can squeeze in a year or two of usability before needing to buy a new one. Identify the performance bottleneck Before you start performing upgrades on […]

Top books to prepare for a Java career in 2019

Top books to prepare for a Java career in 2019

In this post we will discuss the top 10 books that can get you started with Java and Java related topics in 2019. We will start this post with the most basic books, that will help you get up and running if you have a limited or no experience in programming. And gradually we will […]

Best sat nav devices with built-in dashcam 2019

Best sat nav devices with built-in dashcam 2019

(Disclaimer: This post contains our affiliate links. So when you buy something through them, we earn a commission. This helps our website to keep running and grow. Thank you!) In this post, we will discuss some options if you are looking for a car satellite navigation device with a built-in dashcam. The advantage of having […]

Best gift ideas for programmers and tech savvy people

Best gift ideas for programmers and tech savvy people

Photo by Giftpundits.com from Pexels (photo has been modified) (Disclaimer: this post contains our affiliate links and they redirect to your local Amazon store) In this post, we will discuss some gift ideas that lots of developers, programmers, software engineers or a tech savvy people would appreciate. So, without further ado, let us go to our first […]

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How to add a table of contents to your WordPress posts

In this post, we will discuss how to automatically add the table of contents to your WordPress posts. Why is the table of contents a necessary component for both the writer and the reader? When I first started blogging, I would usually begin writing my articles by having an introduction section, then a few more […]

How to configure sharding with Lucene, Hibernate search & Spring Boot

How to configure sharding with Lucene, Hibernate search & Spring Boot

In this guide, we will explore how to implement sharding with Lucene and Hibernate Search in a Spring boot and JPA environment. We will discuss why is it useful and when is it a good idea to implement it. I would also suggest that you read our guide here if you are just getting started with […]

The Garmin DriveSmart 65 – A detailed review

The Garmin DriveSmart 65 – A detailed review

In this guide, we will discuss the Garmin DriveSmart 65 (click to check current price on Amazon) satellite navigation device, how does it look like, how is it like on the road and the pros and cons of the product. If you would like to check our quick summary and our pros and cons list, […]

Spring boot and Lucene configuration example

Spring boot and Lucene configuration example

In this tutorial, we will set up a Spring boot application to use Hibernate search with a Lucene indexing backend. This tutorial assumes that you already have a working Spring boot application with JPA/Hibernate configured. Please check out our tutorial “Getting started with Spring boot 2 and JPA” if you are new to Spring boot and […]

Configuring XStream to convert Java objects to and from XML

Configuring XStream to convert Java objects to and from XML

Serializing Java objects to and from XML is a necessary operation in many software systems. For example, when communicating with other systems and back-ends, or simply when storing and loading data. In this tutorial, we will discuss how to use the XStream library to convert Java objects to and from XML. What is XStream XStream […]

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