October 2009 Blog Posts (7)

PingMe - Brainstorming!


I'm doing some brainstorming and want your input: read about it here, on my Swampcast blog.

Added by Michael Levin on October 20, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

What's Your Favorite iPhone App?



My favorite app right now is called Lose it for iPhone. It's taught me Burger King is delicious but I have to exercise about this much to offset 1 Angry burger, which is my weakness:



50 cal - 20 min weightlifting

100 cal - 20 min aerobics

200 cal - 20 min running

200 cal - 20… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on October 19, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Is Oracle Good for Java?



I thought you all would like to know firsthand some observations of the Oracle Open World conference from Bert Ertman:



"Here’s a little write-up of my Oracle OpenWorld impressions so far. I’ll try to make it a complete, logical story, but first I would like to second some… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on October 16, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Freelancing - You Better Believe I'm Multi-Lingual!



There's a new book out called Programming F# What's F#? Why should you care? What's it gonna do for you?



Well, here's what you get when you… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on October 15, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Meet your Java neighbors in W Africa!





Interested in meeting some colleagues in West Africa? SeneJUG is the West African Java User Group. Members come from Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Morocco and many other countries in Africa. France, too! Many of our group already live in Dakar, Senegal's beautiful capital, because of the stellar Polytechnic University of Dakar. Our advisor, Alex…

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Added by Michael Levin on October 14, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Google Voice

I just got an invitation to use Google Voice:



"You are invited to open a free Google Voice account. If you haven't already heard about it, Google Voice is a service that makes using your current phones much better!



Here's what it offers:



* A personal phone number that rings all of your existing phones when people call

* All of your voicemail in one inbox with unlimited online storage and free voicemail transcripts… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on October 13, 2009 at 9:48am — No Comments

What Will Happen to Java?

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Overheard at Oracleworld: @johnkwaters RT Gosling at #Oracle OpenWorld: What will happen to Java? Oracle is committed.... "I'm not worried about their stewardship..."…





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Added by Michael Levin on October 12, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Podcast: ML Tools to Accelerate your work with Cassie Breviu

Live from the venue of the QCon London Conference, we are talking with Casie Breviu. She will talk about how she got started with AI, and what machine learning tools can accelerate your work when deploying models on a wide range of devices. We will also talk about GitHub Copilot and how AI can help you be a better programmer.

By Cassie Breviu

Trust-Driven Development: Building Cognitive and Emotional Pillars

Trust-driven development uses authenticity to build a safe environment for people to operate. To build trust we need to focus on two main pillars of trust – cognitive and emotional. We need to be brave, have courage, and give people access to our authentic selves.

By Ben Linders

LAION Releases Five Billion Image-Text Pair Dataset LAION-5B

The Large-scale Artificial Intelligence Open Network (LAION) released LAION-5B, an AI training dataset containing over five billion image-text pairs. LAION-5B contains images and captions scraped from the internet and is 14x larger than its predecessor LAION-400M, making it the largest freely available image-text dataset.

By Anthony Alford

Article: Why You Should Care About Software Architecture

Software development teams have resisted "big upfront designs" in favor of architectural designs emerging from self-organizing teams, which can lead to a mindset that software architecture is not really that important. Greater awareness of the implicit decisions they are making, and forcing these decisions to be made explicitly, can help development teams make better, more informed decisions.

By Pierre Pureur, Kurt Bittner

MicroStream 7.0 Delivers Support for CDI

MicroStream, a persistence engine for storing Java objects and documents, is able to load, update and persist object graphs partially and on demand in a performant and resource efficient way. MicroStream 7 provides integration with Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI), the serializer logic as a standalone feature and logging support via SLF4J.

By Johan Janssen

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