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The Programmer's Price

Posted by Michael Levin on November 18, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

This is a long article but it's worth reading through. Marc Cantor shared it on his FB page. You hear "hey, it's all about API's and integration these days" and in some cases that's true. There's more to being a great developer than that, though. It's increasingly hard to sift through the hoards of applicants or your tight circle to build teams. Thoughts?…


Ceylon OJUG & GatorJUG Talk - Please Yo me!

Posted by Michael Levin on June 27, 2014 at 11:15am 4 Comments

Dear Codetown JUGGIES:

We have a chance for a special Ceylon talk on either Mon 10/13, Fri 10/17, Mon 10/20, or Fri 10/24 in Orlando at OrlandoJUG and/or Gainesville at GatorJUG. 

As you all know, OJUG meets 4th…


JavaOne JUG Discount

Posted by Michael Levin on June 5, 2014 at 9:02am 0 Comments

If you're a JUG member, the JavaOne event team wants you to know there's a special discount for you:

"We are offering our JUG’s a special discount for the month of June to 

register for JavaOne 2014. The discount will provide an additional…


The Bilingual Developer

Posted by Michael Levin on June 4, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

These days, it's hard to stick with just one language. Sure, you may be a Java developer or a Rubyist and "not interested" in learning another language. We tend to get comfortable in our comfort zone. But, being a polyglot has its advantages.

Tim Crowley just presented at SunJUG and…



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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!



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.

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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…Continue

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

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.

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 - the web app built in grails - 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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The December 9 meeting of your North Central Florida chapter of AITP will be held a bit early, to minimize schedule conflicts with the holidays. As usual our holiday topic is a little less technical yet one we think you’ll enjoy and find most useful. Dr. Beree Darby will present and demonstrate “Psychoneuroimmunology”.  Learn how to use the power of your own mind to help yourself feel better, more focused, and more energized. RSVP by sending an email to…See More
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The Programmer's Price

This is a long article but it's worth reading through. Marc Cantor shared it on his FB page. You hear "hey, it's all about API's and integration these days" and in some cases that's true. There's more to being a great developer than that, though. It's increasingly hard to sift through the hoards of applicants or your tight circle to build teams. Thoughts? More
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Calling all Java lovers! The OrlandoJUG features leading edge presentations with you in mind. We meet every month with talks on interesting aspects of programming in Java. Although we're Java-focused, you'll also learn about other JVM languages. Check the Codetown Events section for specifics about meetings.See More
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AITP-NCFL November 2014 Dinner Presentation at UF Hilton

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Now in its 45th year of serving Gainesville and the surrounding communities, your North Central Florida chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals hosts David Nessl, PMP, MBA, presenting "An Overview of Modern Project Management"."Project Management as a formal skill is finally starting to be practiced outside of large enterprisesand software development teams and smaller companies are seeing the benefits.  Would it be of value to your organization, business, or team?…See More
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We're honored and delighted to have Tony Barr, creator of the SAS programming language and founder of Barr Systems here in Gainesville, making an intriguing presentation on his latest project, "A Model Of Reality"."It is my belief that a better model for knowledge representation is to usepictures to represent types, objects, and functions. The unification of settheory, functions, and the type/ object model is a minimalistic formalism thatis sufficient for both type and object representation. It…See More
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Hello OJUG,I'm in San Francisco for Java One. Chris Schaefer is doing a great job with the Sarasota JUG and Vlad's hosting some amazing presentations at the Tampa JUG. The JAX Jug is busy as usual. Miami JUG is on hiatus until next year. Meanwhile, there are tons of interesting Meetups around O-Town and the Space Coast. I hope all of you are well and busy. I look forward to another amazing J1 with info to absorb about functional programming, NoSQL, graph db's, Java 8, other languages on the JVM…See More
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Hello GatorJUGSorry for the late notice, but I've been out of town doing the higher work - my mom is sick and it's been a privilege helping out. Meanwhile, Dan is going to lead tomorrow's meeting. It's a great time to socialize and network. The job market is up and Java is evolving (as Obama would say) so, please RSVP and let me know how it goes. Next stop for me: Stay tuned!Here's the link to RSVP for tomorrow's JUG meeting:…See More
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