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Swampcast features Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO

Posted by Michael Levin on August 3, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Join Michael Levin in this Swampcast interview with Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO. Click here to listen. Photo…

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Swampcast features Craig Newmark

Posted by Michael Levin on July 11, 2019 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Here's a Swampcast featuring Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. Enjoy!

Wikipedia ::: Swampcast podcast features Brion Vibber, Wikipedia CTO

Posted by Michael Levin on June 27, 2019 at 1:29am 0 Comments

Here’s a blast from the past. Wikipedia CTO Brion Vibber walks us through the beginnings of Wikipedia. Enjoy! Click here to hear the…

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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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Be Careful What You Wish For

Interesting. Ask Elon Musk what scares him…Continue

Tags: Braintree, PayPal, kernal, google, neuralink

Started by Michael Levin in AI, ML & Big Data Aug 8.

Java books for any library 5 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 sneha gulati Feb 8.

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.

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.

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Interesting. Ask Elon Musk what scares him about AI. Watch the Joe Rogan interview. Be careful what you wish for. AI knows you better than you know yourself. Don’t bother wondering if it’s true. It’s true.…See More
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Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez - Kotlin: The Next Frontier in Metaprogramming

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Red Hat Open Shift Workshop 8/21 Orlando Marriott

Hi Michael,Wanted to send you a reminder for next Wednesday's Red Hat OpenShift workshop. We are excited to see you! Date: August 21st, 2019Time: 9am-2pmLocation: Marriott Orlando Downtown (400 W Livingston ST Orlando, FL 32801)Refreshments: Lunch will be provided Equipment: Please if possible bring your own laptop If there is anyone else within your organization still interested in…See More
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How Statistical Forecasting Can Help You Trust Your Data and Drive Business Agility

Statistical forecasting is a highly effective way to improve delivery predictions and avoid some traditional estimation problems. In a case study from AgileByExample 2018 by Piotr Leszczynski he says it can also help you understand and trust your data more, and drive improvements in business agility.

By Douglas Talbot

QCon San Francisco 2019 (Nov 11-15): ML, Stream Processing, Compiled JavaScript, iOS Security & More

QCon San Francisco is back this November! The conference features 18 curated tracks that contain over 120 speakers. Designed for senior software professionals, QCon provides the latest insight into designing and delivering global-scale architectures, operating microservices across a diverse range of platforms, leading teams and building effective culture, & of course, the latest in applied AI/ML.

By Diana Baciu

Pinterest’s Journey to a Kubernetes Platform

Pinterest software engineers have revealed the custom tools and resources they introduced in the company's adoption of Kubernetes.

By Rupert Field

Amazon Announces Generally Availability of Quantum Ledger Database

On September 10th, Amazon announced the general availability of Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), a ledger database based on blockchain technology. As such, QLDB provides a fully managed ledger which can contain multiple tables, implementing an immutable transaction journal, which is cryptographically verifiable, and owned by a centralized trusted authority.

By Eldert Grootenboer

Google Software Engineering Culture

Several Google engineering practices have been largely adopted across the company until today and still contribute to its success. In 2017 a staff software engineer published some of these practices, not limited to software development. Today, Google fosters a team culture of creativity, autonomy, and innovation.

By Shaaron A Alvares

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