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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…

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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…

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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

Code One CFP Deadline Extended

For those of you interested in going to Java One, now known as Code One, the call for papers has been extended a week. 

This year, Code One will have much more than just Java. You'll find Python and Go, R and much more. 

Take a look at the agenda and think about going. And, for an even more exciting time, think about submitting a proposal…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 13, 2018 at 9:52am — No Comments

Come join KotlinTown!

Hey, I started a Kotlin group - check it out and join if you'd like! I just put up a page dedicated to Kotlin links, books, and more resources. Will add more features like popular frameworks and chat later on.

https://www.codetown.com/group/kotlin

Added by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez on May 9, 2018 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

Java-Related Conferences

Every Java developer, in fact every software developer should have the opportunity to attend a technical conference every year or so. Increasingly, software conferences like Java One (now Code One) are becoming more broad and including multiple technologies. Ian Darwin is now publishing a great calendar of Java-related conferences. Here's the link: …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 7, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Submit a proposal for Istio Day at OSCON

If you’re passionate about the state of Istio, know how to leverage it with open source tools such as Prometheus and Zipkin, have an Istio demo, or have a great story or best practice to share, O'Reilly wants to hear from you. Each jam-packed 30-minute session should include your insights on why you have chosen Istio and how you are getting the most out of it. Istio Day sessions will take place on…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 2, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments

The Code One CFP is Open!

Code One, formerly Java One is coming up in October and the CFP just opened!

Ben Evans wrote a great blog post that explains the name change and goes into some detail about what content to expect.

https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/04/oracle-kills-java-one

So, get creative and come up with some great talks! There’s so much going on these days and San Francisco is a fabulous place to be!

Added by Michael Levin on April 21, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments

Big Data Helps Scientists Measure Fishing Impact on the Sea

Scientists are using big data from satellites to see big fishing's footprint on the seas.…



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Added by Michael Levin on February 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Hamcation was this weekend!

The Orlando Amateur Radio Convention (Hamcation) was this weekend. There was lots of info about software defined radios. WebSDR (69.27.184.62:8901) is an example. Check it out!

Added by Michael Levin on February 10, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Small Businesses Can Meet the Challenges of Data Conversion

Implementing new data systems is a difficult process sometimes. New systems result in some amazing benefits including improved processes and the ability to access data more easily, but they are also going to need data to be converted to a format that can be used in the new system. This…

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Added by Carla Miranda on January 18, 2018 at 12:16am — No Comments

Let's talk about new Java APIs!

Hello folks,

Want to hear about new Java APIs and some of the decisions made at the recent JavaOne?  Ed burns and I will be presenting some of our recent work and findings after JavaOne 2017.  Join us at the Canvs location.  It is rumored that pizza will be provided.  Don't miss out.  Come chill, relax, eat some pizza and enjoy Java goodness.



See you there!…

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Added by Vernon Singleton on November 29, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Web Scraping Service vs. Automatic Web Scraper: Which is the best option for web scraping?

 

What is web scraping?

Web scraping aka. web extraction or web crawling refers to the process of obtaining various unstructured information from any websites and turn it into structured, clean data such as xls, csv, or txt or populate the captured data to a database directly. Some common uses of web scraping include lead generation, data collection for academic researches, price monitoring from…

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Added by Paul Black on September 1, 2017 at 3:43am — No Comments

Top 30 Big Data Tools for Data Analysis

There are thousands of big data tools out there for data analysis today. Data analysis is the process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision making. To save your time, in this post, I will list out 30 top big data tools for data analysis in the areas ofopen source data…

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Added by Paul Black on August 27, 2017 at 10:42pm — No Comments

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Presentation: Spring Boot 2.0 Web Applications

Brian Clozel, Stéphane Nicoll demo a WebFlux application and leverage Boot features such as Actuator, Developer Tools and more.

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Jens Schauder describes the current state of Spring Data JDBC, its features and some of the underlying design decisions, especially its DDD-based API.

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