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J4K is virtual this year...and free!

J4K was a superb conference last year. This year, it’s virtual and free! Some of the world’s best speakers will present. Register here: http://j4k.io/ They say tickets will go fast. #j4k 

Added by Michael Levin on July 2, 2020 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Dev Dot Next Webinar!

Dev.Next will run their online event this Tuesday, 24 March, starting at 12 pm EDT.

https://www.devdotnext.com/digital



Oracle is hosting a webinar on Java 14 next Thursday, 26 March from 2-2:30 pm EDT, which will cover some of the new features:…



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Added by Michael Levin on March 24, 2020 at 7:44am — No Comments

Hackathon

From Zach:

“Hey Mike, I am helping organize an upcoming hackathon at Palm Coast City hall and want to invite your group of devs to attend and compete. There is a $12k prize pool as well as raffle prizes and free food all weekend long. This is a free event and any and all experience is welcome to come check it out. The event website is TechBeachHackathon.com for all the details.”

Added by Michael Levin on January 11, 2020 at 2:06am — No Comments

Mobile Vendor Market Share

Source: https://www.computerspluscellphones.com/top-five-mobile-vendors/

Added by Ismail Jones on September 17, 2019 at 11:09pm — No Comments

IBM is moving OpenPower Foundation to The Linux Foundation



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Added by Michael Lucas on August 22, 2019 at 8:18am — No Comments

Swampcast features Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO

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

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Added by Michael Levin on August 3, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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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

Swift 5.3 Brings New Language Features, Better Developer Experience, and Improved Performance

Swift 5.3, which has recently become available with Xcode 12, includes a number of significant new features at the syntax level, including support for multi-pattern catch clauses, increased availability for implicit self, and more. Additionally, the Swift team has worked on improving runtime performance, especially when using SwiftUI, and developer experience.

By Sergio De Simone

Java 15 Released

Oracle has released version 15 of the Java programming language and virtual machine.

By Ben Evans

Netflix Present Telltale, an Application Health Monitoring Tool

The Netflix Engineering team recently blogged about Telltale, a monitoring and alerting tool that utilizes a variety of data sources to learn the typical health of an application. Telltale shows only the relevant data from application. There's also information about important events, such as nearby deployments and regional traffic evacuations.

By Aditya Kulkarni

Presentation: Keep Calm and Secure Your CI/CD Pipeline

Sonya Moisset describes how GitHub Marketplace helped Pride in London automating and improving their workflow with different tools for accessibility, code coverage, code review, code quality, security and other functionalities (alerting with Slack). She talks about what OWASP is and how to improve the workflow for open source projects using GitHub Marketplace applications.

By Sonya Moisset

Introducing QCon Plus by InfoQ: A Virtual Conference for Senior Software Engineers and Architects

QCon Plus covers the trends, best practices, and solutions leveraged by the world's most innovative software organizations. The conference is built to accelerate your learning with thoughtfully curated, shorter, focused technical sessions over 3 weeks featuring 54 speakers, 4 keynotes, 18+ facilitated peer sharing sessions, and 6 focused open space sessions.

By Adelina Turcu

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