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An Inside Look at the Components of a Recommendation Engine

Posted by Carol McDonald on April 13, 2015 at 9:14am 1 Comment

Recommendation engines help narrow your choices to those that best meet your particular needs.  In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at how all the different components of a recommendation engine work together. We’re going to use collaborative filtering on movie ratings data to recommend movies. The key components are a collaborative filtering algorithm in Apache Mahout to build and train a machine learning model,…

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I Write Like - Analyzes Writing Style

Posted by Michael Levin on March 16, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I Write Like is a website that analyzes your writing and suggests a writer your style is similar to.…

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UBOS ::: a new Linux distribution you'll love

Posted by Michael Levin on March 15, 2015 at 8:55am 0 Comments

Our friends at LinuxJournal ( hi Doc) posted this fascinating article about Ubos I'm sure many of you will enjoy:



http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/youre-boss-ubos

"UBOS focuses on making the administration of home servers much simpler", says Johannes Ernst.

From Doc's article:

"Says Johannes:

My goal is to make the administration…

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Open Source Bridge Conference Call For Papers

Posted by Michael Levin on March 10, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Open Source Bridge is a software conference in Portland that equips you for the whole year with news and information to help you be the best developer you can…

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Started by Vincent Mayers in Java Feb 13.

Want a Job? 1 Reply

Hi, Not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this sort of things (forgive me if its not). My company (really nice company btw) is looking to hire two junior and two senior Java Developers. Please forward me your resume to slaassel@gmail.com…Continue

Started by Saad Laassel in Java. Last reply by Theresa Wizorek-MacIntyre Oct 15, 2014.

Storing Sensitive Data ( like SSNs ) 1 Reply

We might have to store Social Security Numbers.  We REALLY don't want to do this in our own database, we'd like some external 'vault' service that stores them encrypted and getting to them is difficult.  Does anyone have any ideas along these lines?Continue

Started by Kevin Neelands in Java. Last reply by Michael Levin May 7, 2014.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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.

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From November 1-30, we are inviting individuals to organize and attend Eclipse 10th Birthday Parties around the world! Click the link to see details.

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