What language should you learn? How about operating systems? Wondering what framework to add to your bag of tricks? Check out Jeff Thalhammer's blog
to read one man's view. What do you think?
Added by Michael Levin on May 14, 2009 at 1:30pm —
is arguably the coolest place to work in the Swamp.
Added by Michael Levin on May 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I was talking with my friend Daniel
at the McRorie Community Garden in Gainesville yesterday. He said that gardening sensors were all the rage. Pointed to the… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on May 8, 2009 at 9:30am —
Atlassian is offering discounted licenses for Confluence and Jira. I like Atlassian a lot. They are creative, have good hearts and appreciate my kind of work ethic: lifestyle entrepreneurship. Sam Shirah just posted this in the JaxJUG mailing list:
If anyone is interested in JIRA or Confluence, Atlassian currently has a
5$ for 5 users deal. Versions are JIRA 3.13.3 and Confluence 2.10.3. I'm
Added by Michael Levin on April 20, 2009 at 1:26pm —
Here is my take on the news
about Oracle buying Sun. In some cases, company acquisitions simply kill competing business. So, Oracle's acquisition of Sun could do that, but I think Sun's products compliment Oracle's. Oracle does not have an operating system. PL/SQL is the closest thing Oracle has to a language. And, Oracle does not manufacture hardware. So, I think the Oracle acquisition of Sun will help advance Sun's product… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on April 20, 2009 at 11:00am —
Here is a screencast about MySQL for Developers
If you are a developer using MySQL, you should learn enough to take advantage of its strengths, because having an understanding of the database can help you develop better-performing applications. This session will talk about MySQL database design and SQL tuning for developers. Some topics include:
* MySQL Storage Engine Architecture
* Schema, the basic foundation of performance
* Think about performance when… Continue
Added by Carol McDonald on March 30, 2009 at 10:30am —
Mashups are a fascinating and useful way to explore the "deep web". A mashup pulls in data from other websites to create a view of data greater than the sum of the parts. An article just came out today in InformIT called Mining the Deep Web with Mashups
that explores mashups from a current perspective. The author, Michael Ogrinz, has just published a book:… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 29, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Hello, my fellow villagers!
Did you know there is a project called ProSense
It's funded by European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7
and it's aim is to raise the level of research potential of researchers from WBC
(Western Balkan Countries), particularly ones from FYRO Macedonia and Serbia
with help from the EU academic institutions and… Continue
Added by Marko Stanković on March 27, 2009 at 1:19pm —
Job Seekers Targeted By Identity Thieves
Fake job ads are up 345% over the past three years, according to one U.K. financial security association.
By Thomas Claburn
March 5, 2009 10:00 AM
Job seekers beware. Identity thieves are looking to steal personal information from those searching for employment.
Fake job ads are up 345% over the past three years, according to the U.K. Association for Payment Clearing Services,… Continue
Added by Michael Geddie on March 26, 2009 at 9:00am —
I am working on a list of services for my article about disabling unnecessary services
. So far I have the following services:
Error Reporting Service
Help and Support
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Performance Logs and Alerts
Protected storage (this service stores passwords and enables auto-complete for web forms)
Added by Tim Stevesi on March 25, 2009 at 10:11am —
What is laconica
? It's an open source micro blogging platform. Here's an example of it in action: Smallpicture
. My account is here.
Do we need another Twitter? Continue
No but, It's definitely useful to have the ability to implement micro blogging elsewhere. For…
Added by Michael Levin on March 24, 2009 at 1:00pm —
On the surface, bit.ly
appears to be a tinyurl.com
clone. But, bit.ly has a powerful API so you can use it in your websites. It also has semantic capability and uses Amazon S3 to store your data. It's GeoSpatially enabled, which raises all sorts of possibilities. Think iPhone apps - especially with iPhone 3G's GPS capability. Here's a good… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on March 22, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I recently created one of my first websites on my own that is about free slow computer tips
. I have coded a few functions up in asp. If anyone wants to check it out and provide any suggestions or found bugs I would appreciate it. Also, if you have any good tips you think really need to be added, those are welcome too. However, I will be trying to add those as I go along.
Thanks for any help!
Added by Tim Stevesi on March 12, 2009 at 1:30pm —
So your get rich from the stock market scheme has faltered, your attempt at being a real estate tycoon has ended on a sour note and even Microsoft has announced its first ever company layoffs!
While these are scary times, the Atlanta Java job market continues to be healthy and the demand for talent remains strong. Atlanta-based companies want people who can deliver projects, on time, under budget and exceeding the needs of end-users. They are looking for software professionals who… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on February 23, 2009 at 2:30pm —
(image from http://twitter.com/JavaUsers") Greetings Orlando JUG:
Thursday is the Feb OJUG meeting. We'll be sponsored by Paul Peters of Signature Consultants, so bring your CV's if you're looking for work or req'ts if your looking for developers. Doors open at 6. It's Continue
imperative that you RSVP here.
if you intend to come. The room only seats 20 and last…
Added by Michael Levin on February 23, 2009 at 11:30am —
Rick Copeland of PyAtl just announced the videos
from the recent meeting are online. Python
is a sleeper. If you read and watch carefully, you'll see what I am talking about. Work smarter!
Added by Michael Levin on January 11, 2009 at 8:59am —
occurred and folks voted on cool Java things.
(photo from Ray)
There's a lot to talk about here. Go for it!
Added by Michael Levin on December 14, 2008 at 5:30am —
So for all of you twitters out there here is a little tutorial how to write your own IM bot to easily update twitter using IM client. I know i know you can use the official IM twitter bot BUT it is down right now. So, why not use your own.
First of all read post How to Write Your Own IM Bot in Less Than 5 Minutes
Follow all the steps and create your own bot.
Next add the… Continue
Added by Nemanja Nesic - NEM- on November 25, 2008 at 11:17pm —
Last night's Mule talk was great. Thanks, Zemian. And, thanks to Signature Consultants for providing pizza and drinks.
We'll rely on Codetown for posting events and RSVPs, so please keep an eye on it and RSVP for upcoming events.
There's a Notes section that has some hints about using Codetown. Please look around and see what is here. I think you'll like it a lot!
In January, we have Carol McDonald of Sun coming with a great talk. Details in the Events… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on November 21, 2008 at 10:06am —
I promise I tried. I tried really hard to get used to it and to love it... but i just can't waste anymore time with Ubuntu's
X! I am switching back to XP. I will use linux (ubuntu) or any other distribution ONLY for non X stuff. Let's admit: Linux's X is not THAT great! It is buggy it is slower than XP and i dont ever wanna talk about OSX. I am so tired of Segmentation Fault, trail and errors and spending days and nights getting something to work.
I ran… Continue
Added by Nemanja Nesic - NEM- on November 20, 2008 at 11:28am —