In terms of age or the time it has been around, Java is definitely no spring chicken. However, the language has shown amazing resilience and its presence has continued to grow. Java apps are found in not just desktops, but even in mobiles, laptops, smart phones, tablets etc. The continued popularity is not just due to its WORA (write once run anywhere) philosophy and security features. The availability of stable and efficient apps based on the platform also plays a major role in maintaining its commanding market position. To ensure that your app conforms to acceptable standards, following are some of the industry-certified best Java Application Development practices:
Accurately Identify Every Part of Software
Before moving into the coding phase, the developer or team must accurately understand and put on paper of the objectives to be achieved by development of the apps. This step is followed by a diagrammatic representation of the separate modules or parts of software, which are necessary for achieving the desired end result. This clear diagrammatic representation plays an essential role in developing a plan for the java application development. Every Java Software Development Company often focuses on this approach as a crucial first step in successfully developing an efficient application.
Ensuring Only Single Instance of the Program is Available
In many cases, impatient users can click multiple times on an app window to start up a program. The developers need to ensure that only a single instance of the program is operational at the same time. One of the common methods to achieve this is by leveraging the functions available in certain classes such as those available as part of the JavaFX.jnlp package. The main benefits to a Java Development Company as a result of this approach include superior app stability as well as reduced battery power and processing power requirements.
Binding the User Interface to Model Properties
The practice of leveraging MVC (model-view-controller) during software development is definitely not new for Java developers. However, the specialty in this case is that the MVC pattern is further facilitated by certain modules such as the JavaFX API. One of the primary benefits of this practice is the reduction of unnecessary traffic between server and client. From a developer’s perspective, the binding allows developers to update only the relevant sections of coding on any page containing multiple scripts, thereby saving the time required for updating Java script pages.
Directly Leveraging CSS and Popups
One of the key features of some Java kits such as JavaFX is the ability to directly alter the appearance of an application by using JavaFX CSS. By not having to deploy separate CSS design sheets, developers reduce the development time for new apps as well as ensure that coding is better organized and easier to review. Java also allows users to leverage the createWebViewPopup function to leverage the use of popups to open a new or an additional dialog box, which may be used to carry out specific actions as and when required by the user. These dialog boxes can support a variety of additional functions such as providing additional information to the user, allowing users to make notes etc.
Use of Struts and Springs in Application UI
The typical UI (user interface) in a Java app allows developers to introduce a variety of struts and springs which allow users to alter the look of the application’s UI. The use of these features is independent of the screen size or UI resolution being introduced. The feature includes the initial cross-platform deployment principles, which was introduced at the time of Java’s initial introduction and till date it is one of the key factors, which has helped ensure the continued popularity of Java. The strut refers to the horizontal resizing element incorporated into the UI, while the spring resizes the vertical element.
These are only few of the best practices that may be adopted by a Java development company or an individual developer working with relatively simple Java apps may consider. This list is by no means exhaustive and many additional best practices are available to ensure the development of outstanding java apps suitable for various current and future device ecosystems, which continue to flood the market.