Most systems provided to developers in IT service companies are bare-bones Windows installs. To even start working, the user has to raise a ton of install requests before she can start work.
Considering that most IT companies have Java projects, will it not be easier for develoeprs to ask for a ‘Java Development Desktop’ instead of a Windows vanilla OS? This will definitely reduce some of the work done by the users and the system administrators.
Which packages need to be included in a standard Java developer system?
- JDK (not JRE)
- Microsoft XMLNotepad 2007 – Available for free.
- SQL Developer – for connecting to Oracle databases. Available for free.
- FileZilla – FTP access
- mRemote or Poderosa
- ArgoUML or StarUML or UMLet
- Oracle client
- Komposer – HTML editor
- Apache Tomcat
- Java libraries like JUnit, JUnitPerf, CheckStyle, PMD, FindBugs, Apache Commons