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

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!

Added by Michael Levin on February 6, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Phone Software Entrepreneurs? Under 30 Forbes List

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

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Added by Michael Levin on January 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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 ;

Added by Michael Levin on January 22, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

Pay What You Want: Back-End Developer Course Bundle

Pay What You Want:…

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Added by Michael Levin on January 20, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

Speak at OSCON!

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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Added by Michael Levin on January 9, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments

O'Reilly Solid Conference CFP closes 1/20!

The O'Reilly Solid conference is in San Diego in June and it's all about the merging of HW/SW for the IoT. Want to get involved? The Call for Papers is open and there are loads of benefits in giving a presentation for an O'Reilly conference., Take it from me! It's a great thing to do for the community and you learn a ton…

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Added by Michael Levin on January 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Use SQL, Hadoop, Drill, REST, JSON, NoSQL, and HBase in a Simple REST Client

Our friend Carol just published this article.

SQL will become one of the most prolific use cases in the Hadoop ecosystem, according to Forrester Research. Apache Drill is an open source SQL query engine for big data exploration. REST services and clients have emerged as popular…

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Added by Michael Levin on January 7, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

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?…



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Added by Michael Levin on November 18, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ceylon OJUG & GatorJUG Talk - Please Yo me!

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…

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

JavaOne JUG Discount

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…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 5, 2014 at 9:02am — No Comments

The Bilingual Developer

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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Added by Michael Levin on June 4, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Boxen: OSX Configuration Beyond Dotfiles

Brian Street and I did a presentation on Boxen for configuring our developer's laptops: http://jdigger.github.io/boxen-slides/

Added by Jim  Moore on May 22, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

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:…

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Added by Michael Levin on April 10, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Seven Versions of One Web Application

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

Added by Michael Levin on March 29, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Java 8 Resources (thanks to Mattias Karlsson)

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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Added by Michael Levin on March 29, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

Stack Overflow, Communities and Intimidation

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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Added by Michael Levin on March 8, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

OSCON is coming!

OSCON is the O'Reilly Open Source Conference. And, it's right around the corner! The call for papers just occurred. It is an annual event that occurs in Portland, OR and this year it's July…

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Added by Michael Levin on March 8, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

Internet of Things

Do you keep seeing articles talking about how the Internet is changing? The Internet of Things is Oracle's big embedded software initiative. https://community.java.net/community/iot



The beginning of the Internet was all about talk of appliances telling when milk needed to be picked up on the way home, for example. IoT is all about connected devices.



The new IoT community at java.net has links to all the IoT talks from… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on February 8, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

Comparing JVM Web Frameworks - Today at noon EST

Hi All - 

Sorry for the last minute notice, but the virtual JUG meetup on web frameworks with Matt Raible is going to start in an hour.

Details here: http://www.meetup.com/virtualJUG/events/153096902/

FYI!

All the best,

Mike 

Added by Michael Levin on February 5, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

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