March 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Seven Versions of One Web Application

Building HTML5 Apps from Desktop to Mobile



Free Webcast Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Join Yakov Fain in this fast-paced comparison of different ways of developing HTML5 Web applications.

We'll start with architecture and code review of a basic HTML/JavaScript version of a sample charity application, switch to its jQuery version, then show how to do it with Ext JS framework.



In the second part of the webcast, we'll move the app to mobile. First we'll implement the… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on March 29, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Java 8 Resources (thanks to Mattias Karlsson)

Guess you know about all the resources and video cast Oracle provided

at the Java 8 Launch site:

http://www.oracle.com/events/us/en/java8/index.html



On top of that we have released all Java 8 talks from Jfokus 2014

including the Keynote with Georges Saab and Mark Reinhold.



Except the talks from a number of Oracle speakers you can find these

and many more:

-Java 8 Language…

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Added by Michael Levin on March 29, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

Stack Overflow, Communities and Intimidation

We envision Codetown to be a free flow of ideas and questions in addition to a networking tool we also post events on. Here's an interesting take on participation and intimidation on Stack Overflow. Ideas? Comments? …

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Added by Michael Levin on March 8, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

OSCON is coming!

OSCON is the O'Reilly Open Source Conference. And, it's right around the corner! The call for papers just occurred. It is an annual event that occurs in Portland, OR and this year it's July…

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Added by Michael Levin on March 8, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

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By Ben Linders

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