May 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Africa Mobilizes and Java 7 too!

Africa JUG Meeting May 2011

Africa is mobiizing to help communities all over gain useful software development skills. Today, we met to discuss conferences planned all over the continent in 2011. We also talked about Java 7. We discussed http://jcertif.com/ the Congo conference and largest software meetup in Africa. Max Bonbhel is the organizer and… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on May 26, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

People's Guide to Contracting

 

I've started a handbook called "The People's Guide to Contracting". It's a work in progress, so you can check here from time to time if you want to see it grow. Here's what I've written so far:

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Added by Michael Levin on May 24, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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Added by Michael Levin on May 20, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Notes from JCertif

JCertif 2010 was a superb event in Brazzaville, Congo. Read all about it here. JCertif 2011 is coming up in August. Will we see you…

Added by Michael Levin on May 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Office, Flash & JAVA w/Chrome browser, PDF Reader on a Virtual PC

Have any of you seen this:

 

"Now with ★ CHROME Browser and JAVA ★ support! Imagine having a computer inside your iPhone or iPad, with full-featured Office suite, copy and paste and a PC-class browser? Now you can! AlwaysOnPC is your own personal ‘virtual PC’ where can run FireFox or Chrome browsers with FLASH and JAVA (no full-motion and sound yet), a full…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 17, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

Drupal Case Study - Dahon Bikes

This article is a excellent case study of how a site was developed using Drupal to meet Dahon's usability and functionality requirements.

Added by Michael Levin on May 14, 2011 at 3:34am — No Comments

Open Source Bridge and Social Networks

Open Source Bridge is coming! And, it's in Portland, which is a huge bonus. I wrote about it here: http://www.jroller.com/Sandymountster/entry/enhancing_your_website_with_social in my blog.

 

I attended OSB's first conference and gave a talk on Web2.0.…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 11, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments

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