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Starting and Running Your Own Company, by Matt Raible

Posted by Michael Levin on March 3, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

My good bud Matt just published an article about his business and I think it's worth sharing: http://raibledesigns.com/rd/entry/how_to_setup_your_own1

Matt's sees consistent success for a few reasons.…

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Hot New Language (Groovy)

Posted by Adam Davis on February 28, 2015 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

Slightly modified from original posthttp://adamldavis.com/

There’s a hot new programming language that I’m excited about. It can be used dynamically or statically-typed, your choice. It supports functional programming constructs, including first-class functions, currying, and more. It has multiple-inheritance, type inference, and meta-programming. It also integrates really well…

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

Posted by Michael Levin on February 6, 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

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

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

So, does this make you want to try Ubos out? We sure do!

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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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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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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Starting and Running Your Own Company, by Matt Raible

My good bud Matt just published an article about his business and I think it's worth sharing: http://raibledesigns.com/rd/entry/how_to_setup_your_own1Matt's sees consistent success for a few reasons. One: he is passionate about the…See More
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Starting and Running Your Own Company, by Matt Raible

My good bud Matt just published an article about his business and I think it's worth sharing: http://raibledesigns.com/rd/entry/how_to_setup_your_own1Matt's sees consistent success for a few reasons. One: he is passionate about the…See More
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Dependency injection. It's a smart approach. Believe that? We do! Come on in and share what you know. Ask all your Spring questions here, too!
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Love Jython? Can't get enough JRuby? Groovy? Dynamic languages on the JVM can set you free! Scala? Sure! Let us know what you think here in the Other Languages on the JVM SIG
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Adam Davis posted a blog post

Hot New Language (Groovy)

Slightly modified from original post: http://adamldavis.com/There’s a hot new programming language that I’m excited about. It can be used dynamically or statically-typed, your choice. It supports functional programming constructs, including first-class functions, currying, and more. It has multiple-inheritance, type inference, and meta-programming. It also integrates really well with a battle-tested enterprise-worthy language and best-of-class virtual…See More
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"Hi David, Good question! Ben just pinged me today and said he's loving Swift, so we'll see how it's going with that. And beyond that we'll have an general discussion sort of meeting where the most interesting conversation will…"
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OrlandoJUG February at Eden Bar

February 26, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Hello, OrlandoJUG!We had such a great time at the Eden Bar last month, I think we may do it again. Unless we get a special guest speaker ;-) I'll put it this way: expect a talk sometime in the near future on simulation. When that happens, we'll wind up in a meeting room with an overhead projector. But for the…See More
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OrlandoJUG February at Eden Bar

February 26, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Hello, OrlandoJUG!We had such a great time at the Eden Bar last month, I think we may do it again. Unless we get a special guest speaker ;-) I'll put it this way: expect a talk sometime in the near future on simulation. When that happens, we'll wind up in a meeting room with an overhead projector. But for the…See More
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OrlandoJUG February at Eden Bar

February 26, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Hello, OrlandoJUG!We had such a great time at the Eden Bar last month, I think we may do it again. Unless we get a special guest speaker ;-) I'll put it this way: expect a talk sometime in the near future on simulation. When that happens, we'll wind up in a meeting room with an overhead projector. But for the…See More
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GatorJUG March at First Magnitude

March 11, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
We had such a great time at First Magnitude I think we'll make a habit of it! When the sun sets, they have a firepit and ample seating. We can even toss a frisbee - here's one before First Magnitude love:And, after:…See More
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GatorJUG Wed 3/11 6-8PM at First Magnitude Brewing

We had such a great time at First Magnitude I think we'll make a habit of it! When the sun sets, they have a firepit and ample seating. We can even toss a frisbee - here's one before First Magnitude love:And, after:…See More
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