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Top 20 Web Crawler Tools to Scrape the Websites

Posted by Paul Black on April 26, 2017 at 4:35am 0 Comments

Web crawling (also known as web scraping) is widely applied in many areas today. It targets at fetching new or updated data from any websites and store the data for an easy access. Web crawler tools are getting well known to the common, since the web crawler has simplified and automated the entire crawling process to make web data resource become easily accessible to everyone. Using a web crawler tool will set free people from repetitive typing or copy-pasting, and we could expect a…

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Southeast Linuxfest CFP

Posted by Michael Levin on April 10, 2017 at 5:19pm 0 Comments

This just in..."Talk submissions for SELF 2017 closes THIS FRIDAY at 11:59 PM ET. We are always looking for talk submissions on a very wide variety of topics. As long as it is geeky and not proprietary ... we're interested! We even had a talk last year on hardware computers used on WWI Battleships. So if you're passionate about something -- from programming languages to development to administration to design to something straight out of /dev/random -- submit a talk! If you're selected as a… Continue

Enterprise Connect '17 - It's a wrap!

Posted by Michael Levin on April 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Enterprise Connect provides the comprehensive analysis and in-depth sessions you need, covering Unified Communications, Mobility, SIP Trunking, Cloud, Video, Collaboration, WebRTC and more.

I had the pleasure of attending Enterprise Connect '17. #EC17 is a conference about communication: telephony, video, chat, and all forms of…

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Public Safety Data Hackathon

Posted by Michael Levin on February 16, 2017 at 12:58pm 0 Comments

Looking for something interesting to do this weekend? Well, if you're in South Florida, there's a hackathon Saturday that sounds like a great way to learn some new tools and use some…

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Next OJUG and GatorJUG Meetings will be fabulous - Check out the Codetown Events

Watch for details on our upcoming meetings. OrlandoJUG meeting's fall on the 4th Thursday of every month, in case you want to mark your calendars. Stay tuned for details! GatorJUG meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month.


The details are posted in the CodeTown Events section. Please RSVP so we'll know how much pizza to order. Stay tuned! ...Mike

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Hadoop getting old?

An article just came out in InfoWorld about trends, which is always an interesting subject. Funny, they said Hadoop wasn't hot. Spark is. It's a good read. …Continue

Tags: codetown, infoworld, programming, hadoop, trends

Started by Michael Levin in Trends Apr 10.

What's functional programming, anyway?

Can you believe people are still trying to come up with a good definition or explanation of what functional programming is? Paul Krill is a journalist with InfoWorld. Here's an article he just wrote: …Continue

Tags: functions., codetown, lambdas, clojure, programming

Started by Michael Levin in Functional Programming Feb 21, 2016.

Santafe College 2 Replies

Santafe just added a new BAS  bachelor's program of study. 5651  ProgrammingContinue

Started by Dan Lackey in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Michael Levin Feb 15, 2016.

The advantages of a RESTfull web-based API 5 Replies

I need to get a better handle on the advantages of a RESTful web-based API.  People tell me they scale better than other methods, but I don't see how they reduce database access or have any other feature that helps handle large amounts of traffic.…Continue

Tags: API', 'web-based, RESTful

Started by Kevin Neelands in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Kevin Neelands Oct 25, 2015.

Using SQL with Node,.js 1 Reply

All the tutorials and books for node.js seem to use Mongo as the database.  I am not sold on 'document' databases and would like to know how difficult it is to use any version for plain old tried-and-true SQL with Node.js.Does anybody have any…Continue

Tags: 'document, databases', SQL, node, node.js

Started by Kevin Neelands in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Lou Caudell Nov 10, 2015.

Storing Sensitive Data ( like SSNs ) 1 Reply

We might have to store Social Security Numbers.  We REALLY don't want to do this in our own database, we'd like some external 'vault' service that stores them encrypted and getting to them is difficult.  Does anyone have any ideas along these lines?Continue

Started by Kevin Neelands in Java. Last reply by Michael Levin May 7, 2014.

Oracle Embedded MOOC w/ Raspberry PI 1 Reply

If your interested in playing with Java on Raspberry PI - another round of the "Oracle Massive Open Online Course: Develop Java Embedded Applications Using a Raspberry Pi" is starting May 19th. You can find more details and…Continue

Tags: RaspberryPi, embedded, java

Started by Chris Schaefer in Java. Last reply by Michael Levin Apr 10, 2014.

Documentation standards or guidelines? 1 Reply

Does anyone care to share their suggestions for documentation?I'm asking because I recently had to change a program I wrote more than five years ago. I'd always thought that I've done a good job of documentation. But going through it was difficult.…Continue

Tags: Problems @ 2:00 AM, Maintenance, Documentation

Started by Miek in Java. Last reply by Adam Davis Apr 11, 2014.

Mavrick OS 3 Replies

HelloJust a little food for thought... If you use the new Mavrick OS on a MAC do you like it? or hate it? Why and Why not? I would like to hear how software developers feel about this.Continue

Tags: OS

Started by Jack Stripe in Testing. Last reply by Michael Levin Apr 4, 2014.

Does anyone have experience with the Paypal Sandbox?

I'm doing some Paypal work using Ruby on Rails, with test accounts in the 'sandbox', the area that duplicates the functionality of Paypal but without transfering any actual funds.  I'm working on getting the authorization & capture process…Continue

Tags: capture, authorize, sandbox, paypal

Started by Kevin Neelands in Testing Jul 2, 2013.

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Top 20 Web Crawler Tools to Scrape the Websites

Web crawling (also known as web scraping) is widely applied in many areas today. It targets at fetching new or updated data from any websites and store the data for an easy access. Web crawler tools are getting well known to the common, since the web crawler has simplified and automated the entire crawling process to make web data resource become easily accessible to everyone. Using a web crawler tool will set free people from repetitive typing or copy-pasting, and we could expect a…See More
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"Peace, Michael, thx for adding me.  I've hung out with OJUG, appreciate Codetown's meetup and social tools.  I'm planning to try some professional blogging on the site!"
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Hadoop getting old?

An article just came out in InfoWorld about trends, which is always an interesting subject. Funny, they said Hadoop wasn't hot. Spark is. It's a good read. http://www.infoworld.com/article/3188464/application-development/21-hot-programming-trends-and-21-going-cold.htmlSee More
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HealthSteps at the UF Celebration of Innovation

GatorJUG member Ben King created HealthSteps and today he will present at the UF Celebration of Innovation. From Ben:"I am presenting at the UF Celebration of Innovation showcase Tuesday,April 4th, at 3:15pm, along with 9 other start-up companies in Gainesville. There is registration fee to attend the event…See More
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IoT Tech Day at Jaarbeurs

April 19, 2017 all day
WHAT IS THE IOT TECH DAY 2017?19 April 2017CELEBRATE THE LOVE FOR SMART TECHNOLOGYAT THE BIGGEST INTERNET OF THINGS CONFERENCE OF EUROPEIoT Tech Day 2017 is the biggest Internet of Things conference of Europe. Celebrate the love for Smart Technology and meet like-minded IoT Techies. At the IoT Tech Day 2017…See More
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OSCON at Austin Convention Center

May 8, 2017 to May 11, 2017
OSCON is... the O'Reilly Open Source Conference. Of course!Open source is everywhere—from the bottom of the programming stack to the top. OSCON brings the software engineering and developer community together to explore what's new and useful in open source languages, tools, and techniques. It's the best place…See More
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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…
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