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Swampcast features Craig Newmark

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

Added by Michael Levin on July 11, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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

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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Added by Michael Levin on June 27, 2019 at 1:29am — No Comments

Pandora::: Swampcast features Pandora CTO Tom Conrad



Here’s one of the most talented CTO’s around to explain the inner workings of Pandora. Click here to…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 26, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

OSCON Free Expo Pass!

‪We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15–18. Want to join in but can't be there for the entire event? Grab a free Expo Plus pass using code EXPOPASS- but hurry, only a limited number of passes are available. https://oreil.ly/2FojuKe

Added by Michael Levin on June 21, 2019 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Some thoughts on licensing from Google's Chris DiBona

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…

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Added by Timothy Lord on June 2, 2019 at 7:10pm — No Comments

OSCON

We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15-18. Save 25% when you use code PCOJUG on most passes
https://oreil.ly/2U5aTET

Added by Michael Levin on May 22, 2019 at 8:50am — No Comments

TheAIConf CFP

The #CFP for #TheAIConf in London is now open! Share your best ideas, practices or case studies in applied #AI.

Link: https://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/200573

Added by Michael Levin on March 21, 2019 at 6:34am — No Comments

Code One CFP

CodeOne is September 15-19. The CFP is open now until March 13. You can submit talks here: http://bit.ly/2tubcKD

Added by Michael Levin on March 8, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tips and Best Practices To Take Advantage of Spark

‪Carol McDonald published this article. Worth a read! https://dzone.com/articles/tips-and-best-practices-to-take-advantage-of-spark

Added by Michael Levin on February 22, 2019 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Java Versions

JDK Versions

The various JDK versions are:

  1. JDK Alpha and Beta (1995): Sun announced Java in September 23, 1995.
  2. JDK 1.0 (January 23, 1996): Originally called Oak (named after the oak tree outside James Gosling's office). Renamed to Java 1 in JDK 1.0.2.
  3. JDK 1.1 (February 19,…
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Added by Michael Levin on January 14, 2019 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Free web hosting...

If I want to develop my own simple web application use it as part of an online portfolio, where do you recommend I do that?  I tried openshift but apparently they are currently overloaded with requests.

Added by Bradlee Sargent on January 3, 2019 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

Book Giveaway

Hi! Is anyone interested in one of these books? If so please follow/retweet and tell me which book. Thanx!…

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Added by Adam Davis on November 5, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Paul Black on October 22, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

Amanda's Giving a Talk at KotlinConf!

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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Added by Michael Levin on October 4, 2018 at 11:54am — No Comments

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

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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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Added by Paul Black on August 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Kotlin Thursdays - Coming back in October!

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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Added by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez on August 4, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers

Wow, I must say that Ed's presentation last night was one of the best in the history of this group! Why? Ed recorded his interviews with the rock stars and played them as he went through the talk. Cool!

That meant we got to hear the voices of rock stars like James Gosling as they talked about what matters most to them in the software development…

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Added by Michael Levin on July 13, 2018 at 10:29am — 2 Comments

Great Intro to Reactive Programming

I’m told this is a great intro to reactive programming. So of course, I intend to read it! Here it is: https://gist.github.com/staltz/868e7e9bc2a7b8c1f754

Thoughts?

Added by Michael Levin on May 24, 2018 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Photofeeler is a fun way to learn about logic

you haven’t checked it out already, take a look at www.photofeeler.com. Read about it’s logic. It’s fascinating! Stay tuned for more. I’m blogging form my iPhone!

Added by Michael Levin on May 15, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

There's a new Java Ecosystem Survey...

This Java ecosystem survey is both informative and will be useful to many people. Please fill it out if you have the time.

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Added by Michael Levin on May 14, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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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.

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InfoQ Reading List

Presentation: Agile Around the World

David Spinks, Glaudia Califano share case studies and observations of Agile adoption in various countries, discussing how different cultures could learn from each other.

By Glaudia Califano, David Spinks

Presentation: Dashboards and Culture - How Openness Changes Your Behavior

Steve Poole shows how to design status and trend displays that will make a team more effective without overloading them. The talk will also include case studies with various types of teams.

By Steve Poole

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