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How to Build a Web Crawler from Scratch – A Guide for Beginners

Posted by Paul Black on October 22, 2018 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Living in the digital world today has definitely made our lives easier in many aspects as the internet becomes the ultimate source to finding most of everything we need; such digital transformation has generated new challenges to how data can be assessed, collected, stored and analyzed.

The number of…

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Amanda's Giving a Talk at KotlinConf!

Posted by Michael Levin on October 4, 2018 at 11:54am 0 Comments

Amanda is giving a talk at KotlinConf...tomorrow at 14:00 CEST - that's the time in Amsterdam. Here's the abstract https://kotlinconf.com/schedule/#date=5-october&session=37796 and you can watch it live at …

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Web Scraping Spotlights: What is it and why you need to learn it?

Posted by Paul Black on August 30, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

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original posted at: https://www.octoparse.com/blog/what-is-web-scraping

What Is Web Scraping?

It is the process of extracting information and data from a website, transforming the information on a webpage into structured data for further analysis. Web scraping is also known as web harvesting or web data extraction. With the…

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Kotlin Thursdays - Coming back in October!

Posted by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez on August 4, 2018 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

For those that kept up with the first season of Kotlin Thursdays, I'm happy to say that I'm coming back with a second season - and this time, we have friends gearing up to expand content and stream them as episodes in addition to the blogs we write.

Second season comes back mid-October.  For those of you that'd like to check out first season content, head over to Kotlin Town 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. Stay tuned for details! 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! ...Mike

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Error trying to use Fragment

I am new to Android.  I have been working thru some examples in a book called  Head First Android Development.  I entered a small program using fragments and get a Casting Error.cannot cast andoid.app.fragment to…Continue

Tags: Fragment

Started by Robert Sobol in Java Oct 10, 2017.

Fragment Syntax Problem

My name is Rob Sobol.I have been working through a book called Head First Android Development.I hit a syntax error in a simple exercise that uses one fragment. I have been trying to figure out the error for days.  I am hoping some in the forum can…Continue

Tags: Fragments

Started by Robert Sobol in Java Oct 10, 2017.

Hadoop getting old?

An article just came out in InfoWorld about trends, which is always an interesting subject. Funny, they said Hadoop wasn't hot. Spark is. It's a good read. …Continue

Tags: codetown, infoworld, programming, hadoop, trends

Started by Michael Levin in Trends Apr 10, 2017.

What's functional programming, anyway?

Can you believe people are still trying to come up with a good definition or explanation of what functional programming is? Paul Krill is a journalist with InfoWorld. Here's an article he just wrote: …Continue

Tags: functions., codetown, lambdas, clojure, programming

Started by Michael Levin in Functional Programming Feb 21, 2016.

Santafe College 2 Replies

Santafe just added a new BAS  bachelor's program of study. 5651  ProgrammingContinue

Started by Dan Lackey in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Michael Levin Feb 15, 2016.

Using SQL with Node,.js 1 Reply

All the tutorials and books for node.js seem to use Mongo as the database.  I am not sold on 'document' databases and would like to know how difficult it is to use any version for plain old tried-and-true SQL with Node.js.Does anybody have any…Continue

Tags: 'document, databases', SQL, node, node.js

Started by Kevin Neelands in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Lou Caudell Nov 10, 2015.

The advantages of a RESTfull web-based API 5 Replies

I need to get a better handle on the advantages of a RESTful web-based API.  People tell me they scale better than other methods, but I don't see how they reduce database access or have any other feature that helps handle large amounts of traffic.…Continue

Tags: API', 'web-based, RESTful

Started by Kevin Neelands in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Kevin Neelands Oct 25, 2015.

Java books for any library 4 Replies

What books should be on the bookshelf of EVERY Java programmer, no matter what specific technologies they are working on?The two that come to my mind areThinking in JavaJava Concurrency in PracticeWhat else am I missing?Continue

Started by David Moskowitz in Java. Last reply by Eric Nissan Aug 13, 2015.

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.

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How to Build a Web Crawler from Scratch – A Guide for Beginners

Living in the digital world today has definitely made our lives easier in many aspects as the internet becomes the ultimate source to finding most of everything we need; such digital transformation has generated new challenges to how data can be assessed, collected, stored and analyzed.The number of internet users around the world had just passed 4 billion, up 7% from year 2017according to the new 2018 Global Digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite. People are turning to…See More
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Kotlin Thursdays

Kotlin Thursdays Kotlin is a statically-typed language that runs on the JVM. Developed by a small JetBrains team in St. Petersburg, Kotlin is one of the hottest upcoming languages being used around the world. We're here to grow together as an…
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Kotlin Thursdays - Coming Back October 25th

Kotlin Thursdays is coming back with a new season - new friends, new content, and episodes!! Stay tuned :)See More
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KotlinConf 2018 Slides!

Links to all kotlinconf slides, for those eager to dive into the content this weekend!  Conference had a lot of amazing talks on the hottest topics in dev right now!  Thanks to JeroenMols for his work on gathering these slides.Android suspenders by Chris Banes…See More
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"Here's a link to Ramya's recording of Jim Clarke's presentation to the OrlandoJUG on the new Java release cadence and new features in Java 9, 10, and 11 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HriPfCLQZxTRPBZ6Pr84uRheVK3BKsxc"
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"It will all be available on Youtube as well!  Great talks this year on metaprogramming, processing, coroutines, type inferences, data science and more!"
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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 picture and…
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Q&A with Microsoft's Arindam Chatterjee about Azure HDInsight 4.0

InfoQ caught up with Arindam Chatterjee, Principal Group Manager at Microsoft regarding the announcements about HDInsight at Microsoft Ignite.

By Rags Srinivas

Presentation: Programming in Hostile Environments

Nathan Goulding talks about some of the challenges that Packet has faced while attempting to program against the worst kind of adversary: physical, bare metal infrastructure. He describes a few problems faced, general strategies to deal with environments that are not friendly to developers, and practices that can be generalized to ensure good programming standards are maintained.

By Nathan Goulding

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