The new features of SLF4J 2.x

SLF4J (www.slf4j.org) is a logging “facade” library that is very popular among Java developers because it is used by a large number of frameworks and libraries. SLF4J has recently been updated to version 2.0.x. In this article I am going to explain the new features of SLF4J 2.x.

Directory listing with the NIO.2 API

The NIO.2 (“New Input/Output 2”) is a new API introduced in Java 7 to operate on file systems more efficiently and uniformly. This new API covers many file and directory specific aspects, such as handling attributes and symbolic links. This article talks about one of the simplest aspects, the listing of directory entries using the…

Comparison between ArrayList and Vector

The well known Java Collections Framework (JCF), introduced in JDK 1.2, contains two basic and widely used collections: ArrayList and Vector. These two collections are very similar in terms of concepts and functionality, therefore they lend themselves well to being compared. In this short article I am going to describe the similarities and also the…

Welcome to my new technical blog!

Hi! Welcome to my new technical blog on software development! First of all, a little introduction about me and my blog. I am Andrea Binello, Italian senior developer with decades of experience in the software development field. I am not new to blogging, I already had a blog in Italian (my mother tongue) about programming…