Codetown ::: a software developer's community
Codetown is a software developer's community. It's a technical networking and educational group focused on software development.
Chris DiBona is the director of open source at Google, and he's been taking a big part in the open source and Free software ecosystem for a very long time--not least in his role with Google's Summer of Code. He recently posted on Twitter what he calls "a little rant" about software licensing -- well worth reading the whole (short!) thing.
Upshot: Be cautious and humble in…Continue
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
A while ago I asked a question about using RS-232 communication with Java. It seems as though I need to abandon that route because it no longer fits the desired system requirements. Thanks to Nem for his advice on that one. Now what I need to be…Continue
Hello all:I have been working on a GUI interface for controlling lights in a planetarium. I had some trouble getting the communication to happen, and received some help from this forum to get past that hurdle. I now have a functioning GUI that I…Continue
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
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
Hello all: I am fairly new to the Java world and would like some advice on how to handle rs-232 communications with a Java based GUI I am working on. Several years ago I created a similar GUI with Visual Basic, but my coding skills are a bit rusty…Continue