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J4K is virtual this year...and free!

J4K was a superb conference last year. This year, it’s virtual and free! Some of the world’s best speakers will present. Register here: http://j4k.io/ They say tickets will go fast. #j4k 

Added by Michael Levin on July 2, 2020 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Dev Dot Next Webinar!

Dev.Next will run their online event this Tuesday, 24 March, starting at 12 pm EDT.

https://www.devdotnext.com/digital



Oracle is hosting a webinar on Java 14 next Thursday, 26 March from 2-2:30 pm EDT, which will cover some of the new features:…



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Added by Michael Levin on March 24, 2020 at 7:44am — No Comments

Hackathon

From Zach:

“Hey Mike, I am helping organize an upcoming hackathon at Palm Coast City hall and want to invite your group of devs to attend and compete. There is a $12k prize pool as well as raffle prizes and free food all weekend long. This is a free event and any and all experience is welcome to come check it out. The event website is TechBeachHackathon.com for all the details.”

Added by Michael Levin on January 11, 2020 at 2:06am — No Comments

Swampcast features Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO

Join Michael Levin in this Swampcast interview with Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO. Click here to listen. Photo…

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Added by Michael Levin on August 3, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Swampcast features Craig Newmark

Here's a Swampcast featuring Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. Enjoy!

Added by Michael Levin on July 11, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Wikipedia ::: Swampcast podcast features Brion Vibber, Wikipedia CTO

Here’s a blast from the past. Wikipedia CTO Brion Vibber walks us through the beginnings of Wikipedia. Enjoy! Click here to hear the…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 27, 2019 at 1:29am — No Comments

Pandora::: Swampcast features Pandora CTO Tom Conrad



Here’s one of the most talented CTO’s around to explain the inner workings of Pandora. Click here to…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 26, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

OSCON Free Expo Pass!

‪We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15–18. Want to join in but can't be there for the entire event? Grab a free Expo Plus pass using code EXPOPASS- but hurry, only a limited number of passes are available. https://oreil.ly/2FojuKe

Added by Michael Levin on June 21, 2019 at 4:13pm — No Comments

OSCON

We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15-18. Save 25% when you use code PCOJUG on most passes
https://oreil.ly/2U5aTET

Added by Michael Levin on May 22, 2019 at 8:50am — No Comments

TheAIConf CFP

The #CFP for #TheAIConf in London is now open! Share your best ideas, practices or case studies in applied #AI.

Link: https://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/200573

Added by Michael Levin on March 21, 2019 at 6:34am — No Comments

Code One CFP

CodeOne is September 15-19. The CFP is open now until March 13. You can submit talks here: http://bit.ly/2tubcKD

Added by Michael Levin on March 8, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tips and Best Practices To Take Advantage of Spark

‪Carol McDonald published this article. Worth a read! https://dzone.com/articles/tips-and-best-practices-to-take-advantage-of-spark

Added by Michael Levin on February 22, 2019 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Java Versions

JDK Versions

The various JDK versions are:

  1. JDK Alpha and Beta (1995): Sun announced Java in September 23, 1995.
  2. JDK 1.0 (January 23, 1996): Originally called Oak (named after the oak tree outside James Gosling's office). Renamed to Java 1 in JDK 1.0.2.
  3. JDK 1.1 (February 19,…
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Added by Michael Levin on January 14, 2019 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Amanda's Giving a Talk at KotlinConf!

Amanda is giving a talk at KotlinConf...tomorrow at 14:00 CEST - that's the time in Amsterdam. Here's the abstract https://kotlinconf.com/schedule/#date=5-october&session=37796 and you can watch it live at …

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Added by Michael Levin on October 4, 2018 at 11:54am — No Comments

Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers

Wow, I must say that Ed's presentation last night was one of the best in the history of this group! Why? Ed recorded his interviews with the rock stars and played them as he went through the talk. Cool!

That meant we got to hear the voices of rock stars like James Gosling as they talked about what matters most to them in the software development…

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Added by Michael Levin on July 13, 2018 at 10:29am — 2 Comments

Great Intro to Reactive Programming

I’m told this is a great intro to reactive programming. So of course, I intend to read it! Here it is: https://gist.github.com/staltz/868e7e9bc2a7b8c1f754

Thoughts?

Added by Michael Levin on May 24, 2018 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Photofeeler is a fun way to learn about logic

you haven’t checked it out already, take a look at www.photofeeler.com. Read about it’s logic. It’s fascinating! Stay tuned for more. I’m blogging form my iPhone!

Added by Michael Levin on May 15, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

There's a new Java Ecosystem Survey...

This Java ecosystem survey is both informative and will be useful to many people. Please fill it out if you have the time.

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Added by Michael Levin on May 14, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Code One CFP Deadline Extended

For those of you interested in going to Java One, now known as Code One, the call for papers has been extended a week. 

This year, Code One will have much more than just Java. You'll find Python and Go, R and much more. 

Take a look at the agenda and think about going. And, for an even more exciting time, think about submitting a proposal…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 13, 2018 at 9:52am — No Comments

Java-Related Conferences

Every Java developer, in fact every software developer should have the opportunity to attend a technical conference every year or so. Increasingly, software conferences like Java One (now Code One) are becoming more broad and including multiple technologies. Ian Darwin is now publishing a great calendar of Java-related conferences. Here's the link: …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 7, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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Welcome to Codetown!

Codetown is a social network. It's got blogs, forums, groups, personal pages and more! You might think of Codetown as a funky camper van with lots of compartments for your stuff and a great multimedia system, too! Best of all, Codetown has room for all of your friends.

When you create a profile for yourself you get a personal page automatically. That's where you can be creative and do your own thing. People who want to get to know you will click on your name or picture and…
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Google Engineer Tailors Swift for Windows

The vision for Swift to become a cross-platform programming language has moved one step further with the introduction of a Swift toolchain for Windows 10. Early adopters can now use Swift to create Windows 10 programs that interoperate through the C ABI with existing libraries available on the platform.

By Sergio De Simone

Presentation: Scaling N26 Technology Through Hypergrowth

Folger Fonseca shares his experience during the time of hypergrowth at N26, a mobile-first bank which was recently listed as the number one startup in Germany. He talks about the problems they (as engineers and tech leads) faced, the solutions that worked well and those which did not and how their technology adapted to demands of increasing scale and complexity.

By Folger Fonseca

Podcast: Nishant Bhajaria on Security, Privacy and Ethics

In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Nishant Bhajaria about security, data privacy, ethics and privacy by design .

By Nishant Bhajaria

Article: Kubernetes Operators in Depth

Kubernetes operators can be an attractive proposition for developers streamlining their applications, or DevOps engineers reducing system complexity. Here's how you construct an operator from scratch.

By James Laverack

Google Announces New Features Making It Easier to Manage Windows Server VMs

Recently Google announced several new features such as boot-screen diagnostics, auto-upgrade for Windows Server, new diagnostics tooling, and improved license reporting. Most of these updates are available in beta and intend to simplify troubleshooting problems, upgrading, and managing the license requirements of Windows workloads running on Google Cloud (GCP).

By Steef-Jan Wiggers

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