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Spring Boot and Good Tutorials

Posted by Michael Levin on April 10, 2014 at 10:37am 0 Comments

Spring Boot helps kick start your apps. Ken Krueger gave a Boot talk last night at GatorJUG. This was 2 solid hours that encapsulated what would have taken much longer to learn on your own. He uploaded his slides here:…

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Seven Versions of One Web Application

Posted by Michael Levin on March 29, 2014 at 4:08pm 0 Comments

Building HTML5 Apps from Desktop to Mobile



Free Webcast Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Join Yakov Fain in this fast-paced comparison of different ways of developing HTML5 Web applications.

We'll start with architecture and code review of a basic HTML/JavaScript version of a sample charity application, switch to its jQuery version, then show how to do it with Ext JS framework.



In the second part of the webcast, we'll move the app to mobile. First we'll implement the… Continue

Java 8 Resources (thanks to Mattias Karlsson)

Posted by Michael Levin on March 29, 2014 at 9:01am 0 Comments

Guess you know about all the resources and video cast Oracle provided

at the Java 8 Launch site:

http://www.oracle.com/events/us/en/java8/index.html



On top of that we have released all Java 8 talks from Jfokus 2014

including the Keynote with Georges Saab and Mark Reinhold.



Except the talks from a number of Oracle speakers you can find these

and many more:

-Java 8 Language…

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Stack Overflow, Communities and Intimidation

Posted by Michael Levin on March 8, 2014 at 11:32am 0 Comments

We envision Codetown to be a free flow of ideas and questions in addition to a networking tool we also post events on. Here's an interesting take on participation and intimidation on Stack Overflow. Ideas? Comments? …

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Next OJUG and GatorJUG Meetings will be fabulous - Check out the Codetown Events

Watch for details on our upcoming meetings. OrlandoJUG meeting's fall on the 4th Thursday of every month, in case you want to mark your calendars.  GatorJUG meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month.


The details are posted in the CodeTown Events section. Please RSVP so we'll know how much pizza to order. Stay tuned!

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Welcome to Codetown!

Codetown is a social network. It's got blogs, forums, groups, personal pages and more! You might think of Codetown as a funky camper van with lots of compartments for your stuff and a great multimedia system, too! Best of all, Codetown has room for all of your friends.



When you create a profile for yourself you get a personal page automatically. That's where you can be creative and do your own thing. People who want to get to know you will click on your name or…
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Documentation standards or guidelines? 1 Reply

Does anyone care to share their suggestions for documentation?I'm asking because I recently had to change a program I wrote more than five years ago. I'd always thought that I've done a good job of documentation. But going through it was difficult.…Continue

Tags: Problems @ 2:00 AM, Maintenance, Documentation

Started by Miek in Java. Last reply by Adam Davis Apr 11.

Oracle Embedded MOOC w/ Raspberry PI 1 Reply

If your interested in playing with Java on Raspberry PI - another round of the "Oracle Massive Open Online Course: Develop Java Embedded Applications Using a Raspberry Pi" is starting May 19th. You can find more details and…Continue

Tags: RaspberryPi, embedded, java

Started by Chris Schaefer in Java. Last reply by Michael Levin Apr 10.

Mavrick OS 3 Replies

HelloJust a little food for thought... If you use the new Mavrick OS on a MAC do you like it? or hate it? Why and Why not? I would like to hear how software developers feel about this.Continue

Tags: OS

Started by Jack Stripe in Testing. Last reply by Michael Levin Apr 4.

Does anyone have experience with the Paypal Sandbox?

I'm doing some Paypal work using Ruby on Rails, with test accounts in the 'sandbox', the area that duplicates the functionality of Paypal but without transfering any actual funds.  I'm working on getting the authorization & capture process…Continue

Tags: capture, authorize, sandbox, paypal

Started by Kevin Neelands in Testing Jul 2, 2013.

JavaFX and Netbeans IDE

Is there any knowledge on the horizon on integrating JavaFX into Netbeans in the same way Swing is integrated into it?  Currently,  as I know it, you can generated a JavaFX gui - which generates a type of xml which you then need to import it into…Continue

Tags: JavaFX, IDE, Netbeans

Started by Mike Bivins in Java Dec 11, 2012.

Gainesville Events - web and android app 10 Replies

Hey guys checkout my new android app for social events in Gainesville http://goo.gl/qF5sT - the web app built in grails http://goo.gl/bQHK5 - google play storeFeel free to…Continue

Tags: #twitterbootstrap, #app, #phonegap, #android, #grails

Started by Nemanja Nesic - NEM- in Java. Last reply by Michael Levin Dec 9, 2012.

Another question on refactoring my NetBeans generated GUI code

Hello all:It has been a few months since my last question.  Had a lot of other projects taking up my time, but I am back to fighting with my Planetarium lighting controller.  I have it working, but I am sure it could be more efficient and prettier…Continue

Started by Paul Stearns in Java Jun 20, 2012.

A new scheduler in town

Hello OJUG folks,I am excited to tell you that there is a new scheduler project that I've working on, and it's ready for public use. Check out an intro here…Continue

Tags: Scheduler

Started by Zemian Deng in Java May 29, 2012.

Creating separate class files in a large project 9 Replies

Hello all:I have been working on a GUI interface for controlling lights in a planetarium.  I had some trouble getting the communication to happen, and received some help from this forum to get past that hurdle.  I now have a functioning GUI that I…Continue

Tags: files, class, creating

Started by Paul Stearns in Java. Last reply by Jackie Gleason Feb 10, 2012.

Java SE 7 OCA Training Lab Full Version Launched

EPractize Labs Software, an emerging global provider for Java Certification Preparation released world’s first exam study guide (Training Lab) for Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer certification today.  Download your FREE copy today…Continue

Tags: oracle, scjp, oca, java7, java

Started by Treacy Jane in Java Nov 4, 2011.

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OrlandoJUG - Cancelled! at DeVry University

April 24, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Hello OrlandoJUG!Ken was unexpectedly called away and has to be out of town on this date, so we are going to cancel this meeting and wait until next month to meet. Stay tuned! We have an exciting presentation planned for May.See More
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AITP April Dinner Meeting: Joe Cirulli of Gainesville Health and Fitness at UF Hilton

April 22, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Local business leader Joe Cirulli of Gainesville Health and Fitness will present "Building Your Brand Through Culture". Full details are available at www.aitp-ncfl.org/pdf/201404.pdf We hope to see you there!See More
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GatorJug - Java 8 at S- 327

May 14, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
What is new in Java 8by Adam Davis https://leanpub.com/u/adamldavisAdam will speak about what is new in Java 8.Here is a link to one of his books.https://leanpub.com/whatsnewinjava8See More
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GatorJug - Java 8 at S- 327

May 14, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
What is new in Java 8by Adam Davis https://leanpub.com/u/adamldavisAdam will speak about what is new in Java 8.Here is a link to one of his books.https://leanpub.com/whatsnewinjava8See More
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Adam Davis replied to Miek's discussion Documentation standards or guidelines?
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"Hi Kenzie and welcome to Codetown. You may want to join the GatorJUG Town group. GatorJUG meets the 2nd Wed each month. If you join the group, you'll get an email reminder about the meetings. All the best, Mike Levin Codetown Founder and…"
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"The Internet of Things is all about embedded apps. This is definitely a good thing to know."
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Oracle Embedded MOOC w/ Raspberry PI

If your interested in playing with Java on Raspberry PI - another round of the "Oracle Massive Open Online Course: Develop Java Embedded Applications Using a Raspberry Pi" is starting May 19th. You can find more details and register here. Should be fun!Register soon and be sure to get the required hardware in advance…See More
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Chris Schaefer replied to Michael Levin's discussion Nashorn - Running Javascript Dynamically from Java in the group GatorJUG Town
"Very cool -- Thanks for the link!"
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Michael Levin replied to Michael Levin's discussion Nashorn - Running Javascript Dynamically from Java in the group GatorJUG Town
"Chris, There's an article in Java mag about various scenarios using Nashorn. http://www.oraclejavamagazine-digital.com/javamagazine/jan_feb_2014#pg60 It also shows how to call Java from within Nashorn. "
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Chris Schaefer replied to Michael Levin's discussion Nashorn - Running Javascript Dynamically from Java in the group GatorJUG Town
"I've played around with calling JavaScript from within Java -- but only really on toy projects. Would be interesting to hear peoples real world use cases deployed to production."
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Nashorn - Running Javascript Dynamically from Java

Last night we talked about running Javascript dynamically from Java. Java 8 includes Nashorn. Adam Davis describes Nashorn in his new book on Java 8:https://leanpub.com/whatsnewinjava8/read#leanpub-auto-nashorn"Nashorn replaces Rhino…See More
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Michael Levin posted a blog post

Spring Boot and Good Tutorials

Spring Boot helps kick start your apps. Ken Krueger gave a Boot talk last night at GatorJUG. This was 2 solid hours that encapsulated what would have taken much longer to learn on your own. He uploaded his slides here:…See More
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GatorJUG - Spring Boot and More with Ken Krueger at Santa Fe College - Building S room S-326

April 9, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
(image from our friends at http://2014.33degree.org/ - nice!) Come on out to the April GatorJUG meeting. We have loads to talk about. 6:00-7:00 Pizza time (hopefully Satchel's)…See More
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April 9, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
(image from our friends at http://2014.33degree.org/ - nice!) Come on out to the April GatorJUG meeting. We have loads to talk about. 6:00-7:00 Pizza time (hopefully Satchel's)…See More
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