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JavaOne 2017 - Discount Code: $999!

Posted by Michael Levin on September 5, 2017 at 11:09am 0 Comments

Interested in going to Java One this year? Oracle has extended a special offer of $999 for new registrations of JavaOne. Here are the terms and conditions
  • Offer expires Saturday, September 9 at 11:59 pm PT
  • Can not be combined with other offers
  • For new JavaOne registrations only.  
The code for the …

Web Scraping Service vs. Automatic Web Scraper: Which is the best option for web scraping?

Posted by Paul Black on September 1, 2017 at 3:43am 0 Comments


What is web scraping?

Web scraping aka. web extraction or web crawling refers to the process of obtaining various unstructured information from any websites and turn it into structured, clean data such as xls, csv, or txt or populate the captured data to a database directly. Some common uses of web scraping include lead generation, data collection for academic researches, price monitoring from…


Top 30 Big Data Tools for Data Analysis

Posted by Paul Black on August 27, 2017 at 10:42pm 0 Comments

There are thousands of big data tools out there for data analysis today. Data analysis is the process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision making. To save your time, in this post, I will list out 30 top big data tools for data analysis in the areas ofopen source data…


Octoparse vs. comparison: which is best for web scraping?

Posted by Paul Black on August 3, 2017 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Web scraping software, also known as data extraction tool, is the software to collect the data from the website. It’s usually not easy for us to pick up a web scraping tool as there’s so many web scraping tools available now (refer to Top 30 Free Web Scraping Software to learn more). That’s why I decided to put the web scraping tool…


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



Sending strings between two computers via ethernet 13 Replies

A while ago I asked a question about using RS-232 communication with Java.  It seems as though I need to abandon that route because it no longer fits the desired system requirements.  Thanks to Nem for his advice on that one. Now what I need to be…Continue

Tags: ethernet, over, strings

Started by Paul Stearns in Java. Last reply by Paul Stearns Oct 5, 2011.

Gainesville Events - web and android app 10 Replies

Hey guys checkout my new android app for social events in Gainesville - the web app built in grails - google play storeFeel free to…Continue

Tags: #twitterbootstrap, #app, #phonegap, #android, #grails

Started by Nemanja Nesic - NEM- in Java. Last reply by Michael Levin Dec 9, 2012.

Creating separate class files in a large project 9 Replies

Hello all:I have been working on a GUI interface for controlling lights in a planetarium.  I had some trouble getting the communication to happen, and received some help from this forum to get past that hurdle.  I now have a functioning GUI that I…Continue

Tags: files, class, creating

Started by Paul Stearns in Java. Last reply by Jackie Gleason Feb 10, 2012.

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 rs-232 in a java desktop application 4 Replies

Hello all: I am fairly new to the Java world and would like some advice on how to handle rs-232 communications with a Java based GUI I am working on.  Several years ago I created a similar GUI with Visual Basic, but my coding skills are a bit rusty…Continue

Tags: communication, rs-232, using, application, Java

Started by Paul Stearns in Java. Last reply by Nemanja Nesic - NEM- Jun 9, 2011.

Java books for any library 4 Replies

What books should be on the bookshelf of EVERY Java programmer, no matter what specific technologies they are working on?The two that come to my mind areThinking in JavaJava Concurrency in PracticeWhat else am I missing?Continue

Started by David Moskowitz in Java. Last reply by Eric Nissan Aug 13, 2015.

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.

Can we have a "Other Languages On JVM" Group? 3 Replies

I like to see a Scala Programming Group. Anyone interested in?

Started by Zemian Deng in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Michael Levin Jul 15, 2008.

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.

study group for Java Certification 2 Replies

Here there is some group of study for people who want to take Java Certification? any one?

Started by Thiago Negromonte Ramalho in Java. Last reply by Gem Miller Jan 5, 2011.


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OrlandoJUG - Developing Modular Web Applications with Spring 3.0 at DeVry University, Room 106

March 26, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm
We'll have a presentation on Spring Web Flow with Keith Donald.Developing Modular Web Applications with Spring 3.0Spring is a robust open-source technology for building and running sophisticated business applications. When combined with OSGi technology, Spring also enables the development of highly modular applications that can quickly respond to change. This session will demonstrate how to use Spring 3 and OSGi together to create truly modular web applications. In the spirit of domain-driven…See More
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Remember last year's Flex Hackfest at Swampcast HQ in beautiful Winter Park? This year, you can bring your own project! Get help from the expert, Adobe Evangelist James Ward. Mike Levin and James will lead this hands on event. ($100/person) But, as you all might…See More
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Methodologies SIG

There's Agile. RUP. Methodologies help us keep from repeating the mistakes. They are templates for streamlining and managing our work. And, they work! Discuss them here in the Methodologies SIG!
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An app that's tested is a reliable app. An app that's unit-tested is even more reliable. This is the meat and potatoes of software development. Ya gotta do it if you want the job done right. Learn and share about testing with us here. The Testing SIG
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Clojure is a programming language that shares the powerful meta-programming facilities of Lisp, has an agent-based approach to concurrency like Erlang, and can use or implement Java libraries.
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Calling all Java lovers! The OrlandoJUG features leading edge presentations with you in mind. We meet every month with talks on interesting aspects of programming in Java. Although we're Java-focused, you'll also learn about other JVM languages. Check the Codetown Events section for specifics about meetings.See More
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Groovy and Grails

Using Groovy and Grails? Discuss it here.
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OrlandoJUG - Flex at DeVry University

August 27, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm
Join us in Orlando for this opportunity to be introduced Flex from Adobe's Evangelist, James Ward. Be sure to note the Flex Jam at Swampcast HQ for some hands-on action.This event is limited to 18 seats and standing room - Room 115 only has room for about 20, so keep an eye on the RSVP's.See More
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GR8 Conference at Copenhagen

May 18, 2009 to May 19, 2009
The GR8 Conference is an affordable two-day conference taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 18th and 19th 2009, organized by Javagruppen (Danish JUG) and SpringSource, dedicated to the Groovy dynamic language, the Grails web framework, the Griffon Swing framework, and other great technologies — hence the pun and code name GR8.
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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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