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JavaOne

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Perhaps this is old news for you, but JavaOne San Francisco registration is live. Various saving options are available leading up to the conference, and to take advantage of the current US$600 in savings registration needs to be completed by May 31st, 2015 (11:59pm PT).



I encourage you to read through the registration options by visiting the JavaOne registration site:…

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Added by Michael Levin on April 24, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

An Inside Look at the Components of a Recommendation Engine

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

I Write Like - Analyzes Writing Style

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

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Added by Michael Levin on March 16, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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://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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Added by Michael Levin on March 15, 2015 at 8:55am — No Comments

Open Source Bridge Conference Call For Papers

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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Added by Michael Levin on March 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

GatorJUG Tomorrow at First Magnitude Brewing

I ran into Steve from First Magnitude at Ward's yesterday. Sure am looking forward to tomorrow's GatorJUG. Last time, a couple of developers from Opie Software just happened to be there. I'll have a few interesting new books to talk about, one in particular is called …

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Added by Michael Levin on March 10, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Java 7 EOL

Just a reminder: Oracle plans to stop updating Java 7 in April of this year (next month).

As outlined in the Oracle JDK Support Roadmap, after April 2015, Oracle will not post further updates of Java SE 7 to its public download sites.

This might be a good time to read …

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Added by Adam Davis on March 4, 2015 at 10:22pm — No Comments

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_own1

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

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Added by Michael Levin on March 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hot New Language (Groovy)

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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Added by Adam Davis on February 28, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 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

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