January 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Gamers - This may be the best Flash game in the world!

http://machinarium.net/demo/ is built by Amanita, the Czech folks who brought us Samarost. Check it out.

Added by Michael Levin on January 31, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

JavaOne is on!

The word is go. J1 is on this year. It will be at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Next year and following years it will travel abroad to places like Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

Added by Michael Levin on January 31, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The DeVry OrlandoMobile Club

Go mobile!

Added by Michael Levin on January 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

OrlandoJUG on Maven Jan, '10

OrlandoJUG on Maven Jan, '10

Brian Fox gave a presentation on Maven this month at the OrlandoJUG.



OrlandoJUG on Maven Jan, '10



Maven has matured into a more user friendly tool, according to Brian. His company, Sonatype, supports Maven in the commercial… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Oracle strategy for JavaOne/JUG/Java champion : What impact for our communities?

Some of you have participated in the conference call today morning lead by Justin Kestelyn and Mary Lou Dopard from Oracle about JavaOne and Java communities.



This is my understanding and what I heard:

JavaOne

2010:

- JavaOne 2010 will still run at Moscone Center (San Francisco, Ca)

- No change on content (focus on Java technology)

– No change in process and revue

- CommunityOne still on the agenda

After 2010:

- JavaOne will become a traveling… Continue

Added by Max Bonbhel on January 27, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

OJUG on Maven this Thursday



We have an interesting meeting coming up this Thursday. We'll discuss Maven, an open source solution to keeping your versions in sync. In the past, Maven has been...well, let's say it's been a challenge to get working right. Join us this week at DeVry and see how to configure Maven painlessly. RSVP at the OJUG Event so we'll know how much pizza to order. Bring a… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 24, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

So long, old friend...

Added by Michael Levin on January 21, 2010 at 6:15pm — 3 Comments

Why Clojure?



My bud Matt Raible blogged about reading a Scala book and I mentioned Stuart Holloway's… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 16, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

GatorJUG Recap - January 2010



Here's a recap of last night's meeting.



Eric Lavigne won the first CodeTown Coding Contest using Clojure to develop a web based Wari game. Personally, I had an 'aha moment' during Eric's explanation of functional programming. His unbelievably good implementation of the game as a web app was done in only 100 lines of code.…



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Added by Michael Levin on January 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Java EE 6 "one-week" Online Codecamp (Jan. 12th-20th, 2010)

As a follow-on to the "Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3" Virtual

Conference below



http://www.sun.com/events/javaee6glassfishv3/virtualconferenc/index...



Alexis, Antonio, Arun, and Sang Shin would like invite

every Java developer to the free Java EE 6 "one-week" long

online codecamp, which is scheduled to occur during the period

of Jan. 12th (Tuesday) to Jan. 20th,… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 9, 2010 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Did you say JUG? Java User...What?

Is it still possible to ask this question in 2010?



Isn’t the answer obvious ?



Well no ! It was the question I was asking myself three years ago, even though I had been working as a consultant and Java trainer for seven years. In 2007, my ex-colleague Éric Marcoux (Oracle ACE Director) suggested I join JUG Québec (Canada). I said JUG ? Java User…What ?



Several months later, I went to JavaOne 2008 and… Continue

Added by Max Bonbhel on January 9, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Share Your Ideas ::: Folder URL Shortener



Have a great idea? Better keep it to yourself. Someone else will snatch it up and do it if you tell! On the other hand, how many great ideas go undone? So, do the right thing. If you have a great idea, tell the world. There's room for everyone. It's especially right to tell if you're not sure you can execute the idea. You can always build a better mousetrap later.



URL Shorteners are all the rage. Check out… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 5, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Instant Runoff Voting - Contest #2





Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) is a fascinating way to run an election. The basic idea is that voters rank the candidates and the votes for the least popular candidate are automatically moved to the remaining candidates until one is selected winner.

Ready for the challenge? Read the… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on January 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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