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Phone Software Entrepreneurs? Under 30 Forbes List

Posted by Michael Levin on January 27, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Forbes published an under 30 tech list featuring entrepreneurs who've made it big. Read about it …

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Getting Started With Android

Posted by Michael Levin on January 22, 2015 at 11:05am 0 Comments

Interested in Android programming? Here's a nice, recent article at Lifehacker outlining good, free resources to get you going. http://lifehacker.com/i-want-to-write-android-apps-where-do-i-start-1643818268 ;

Pay What You Want: Back-End Developer Course Bundle

Posted by Michael Levin on January 20, 2015 at 10:23am 0 Comments

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Speak at OSCON!

Posted by Michael Levin on January 9, 2015 at 11:47am 0 Comments

Here's a message from O'Relly about OSCON 2015:

We're deep into planning OSCON 2015 and we've got some exciting news: …

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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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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.

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.

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Phone Software Entrepreneurs? Under 30 Forbes List

Forbes published an under 30 tech list featuring entrepreneurs who've made it big. Read about it here.I heard about it because one of the guys is a neighbor's grandson. We were chatting while he walked his dog and…See More
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Last night's OrlandoJUG was great!

The January 2015 Ojug was great! It was particularly good to meet at Eden Bar, next to www.enzian.org under the shady oak trees.We talked about functional programming and a framework Greg Groves is using. Greg gave some examples of Reactive programming: stringing methods together. We talked about big data, Hadoop and Spark.  Duane Steward is in healthcare so examples were health…See More
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OrlandoJUG at Eden Bar @TheEnzian

January 22, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Hello, OrlandoJUG!Tomorrow's meeting will be an informal get together outdoors at the Eden Bar next to the Enzian movie theater in Maitland. Our friends at DeVry are still onboard, but this last minute change of venue I think will be lots of fun, especially given the beautiful weather we've had recently. I'll grab a table and…See More
Thursday
Michael Levin posted a blog post

Getting Started With Android

Interested in Android programming? Here's a nice, recent article at Lifehacker outlining good, free resources to get you going. http://lifehacker.com/i-want-to-write-android-apps-where-do-i-start-1643818268 ;See More
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Michael Levin commented on Michael Levin's event OrlandoJUG
"Good to hear from you, Richard. See you next time!"
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vJUG ::: Java and the Wave Glider with James Gosling at http://virtualJUG.com

January 22, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
Java and the Wave Glider with James GoslingSpeaker: James GoslingJames Gosling is the founder of Java and CTO at Liquid Robotics.Watch this 57 second video to see what Wave Glider is.See More
Jan 21
Richard Dean commented on Michael Levin's event OrlandoJUG
"Wish I could make it a night at the Enzian sounds like a fun night. Unfortunately I am out of town this week. Next month... "
Jan 21
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OrlandoJUG at Eden Bar @TheEnzian

January 22, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Hello, OrlandoJUG!Tomorrow's meeting will be an informal get together outdoors at the Eden Bar next to the Enzian movie theater in Maitland. Our friends at DeVry are still onboard, but this last minute change of venue I think will be lots of fun, especially given the beautiful weather we've had recently. I'll grab a table and…See More
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OrlandoJUG at Eden Bar @TheEnzian

January 22, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Hello, OrlandoJUG!Tomorrow's meeting will be an informal get together outdoors at the Eden Bar next to the Enzian movie theater in Maitland. Our friends at DeVry are still onboard, but this last minute change of venue I think will be lots of fun, especially given the beautiful weather we've had recently. I'll grab a table and…See More
Jan 21
Michael Levin updated an event
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OrlandoJUG at Eden Bar @TheEnzian

January 22, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Hello, OrlandoJUG!Tomorrow's meeting will be an informal get together outdoors at the Eden Bar next to the Enzian movie theater in Maitland. Our friends at DeVry are still onboard, but this last minute change of venue I think will be lots of fun, especially given the beautiful weather we've had recently. I'll grab a table and…See More
Jan 21
Michael Levin left a comment for Zia Partovi
"Happy birthday, Zia! "
Jan 21
Michael Levin posted a blog post

Pay What You Want: Back-End Developer Course Bundle

Pay What You Want: Back-End Developer Course BundleLearn Python, Ruby & PHP w/ 8 Courses of 95 + Hours of Programming…See More
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AITP-NCFL January 2015 Presentation at UF Hilton

January 27, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8pm
The January 27 meeting of your North Central Florida chapter of AITP will feature Andrew Robb of UF's Virtual Experience Research Group presenting the Virtual Human:The University of Florida’s Virtual Experiences Research Group (VERG) studies how virtual people can make real people better people. Virtual humans can be used to prepare medical students and practitioners for the challenges they face during real patient interactions. Virtual humans can teach medical students how to diagnose rare…See More
Jan 20
Michael Levin left a comment for Ona Lee Allen
"Hi Ona. I checked out Pocket Gems website. Looks like a cool company! There's an iPhone Dev group here and I just sent you an invitation to join. By joining the group, you can post discussions and get email when new discussions are posted, etc.…"
Jan 16
Michael Levin left a comment for Ona Lee Allen
"Hi Ona and welcome to Codetown! All the best, Mike (founder)"
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GatorJUG Town

Gainesville JUG, this is your place. Gather here to network, trade tips and ideas, or ask questions. You can create discussions and upload code. Check the Codetown Events section for meeting info.
Jan 14
Kevin Neelands is attending Michael Levin's event
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GatorJUG at Santa Fe College Rm S 316 (confirmed!)

January 14, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Hello GatorJUG!It's time to ramp up and have our first meeting of 2015! For this meeting, we'll go over upcoming events, talk about what's new in general and we'll have an interesting discussion about Carol McDonald's …See More
Jan 13
Michael Levin added a discussion to the group GatorJUG Town
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GatorJUG January (tomorrow!)

Hello GatorJUG!Here's the "official" announcement for tomorrow night's meeting: http://www.codetown.us/events/gatorjug-10For this meeting, we'll go over upcoming events, talk about what's new in general and we'll have an interesting discussion about Carol McDonald's article "How to Use SQL, Hadoop, Drill,…See More
Jan 13
 
 
 

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HowStuffWorks "How Cloud Computing Works"

In a cloud computing system, there's a significant workload shift. Local computers no longer have to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to running applications. The network of computers that make up the cloud handles them instead. Hardware and software demands on the user's side decrease. The only thing the user's computer needs to be able to run is the cloud computing system's interface software, which can be as simple as a Web browser, and the cloud's network takes care of the rest...

What cloud computing really means | Cloud Computing - InfoWorld

Cloud computing is all the rage. "It's become the phrase du jour," says Gartner senior analyst Ben Pring, echoing many of his peers. The problem is that (as with Web 2.0) everyone seems to have a different definition...

Cloud computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Eclipse DemoCamps November 2011 - Eclipsepedia

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.

YouTube Founders Aim to Revamp Delicious - NYTimes.com

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have some experience with turning a small Web site into Internet gold. In 2006 they sold their scrappy start-up YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion. Jim Wilson/The New York Times The Delicious office in San Mateo, Calif. It now has around 15 employees, mostly engineers. More recently they picked an unlikely candidate to be their next Web sensation: a Yahoo castoff.
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