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Bits and Bobs (or, Gleasons)

Posted by Michael Levin on February 2, 2016 at 12:57pm 0 Comments

Hello, OrlandoJUG!

We had a great meeting last week. Didn't come? You missed out on a great talk about Java Server Faces and Servlet by Ed Burns, but the good thing is his …

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Open Source Bridge CFP (Portland <3)

Posted by Michael Levin on January 26, 2016 at 9:48am 0 Comments

Open Source Bridge is a conference in Portland, Oregon. It's in June and that's a great time to be in Portland. This year, OSCON is going to be in Austin. OSB's call for papers is open now. There are lots of reasons to pick Open Source…

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.Net Opensourced?

Posted by Michael Levin on January 24, 2016 at 9:48am 0 Comments

The Microsoft people have open sourced .Net! Read about it here: http://radar.oreilly.com/2015/06/net-open-source.html



Have you tried it? I can't wait! The architecture is simple and hasn't changed enough to mess you up if it's been a while since you used it.



I want to hear all about your Open Source .Net adventures. Yes, there's a .Net group here on Codetown. Just take a look around...



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Free training! ::: How to create a modern web app with HTML5 Web Components, Polymer, and Java EE MVC 1.0.

Posted by Michael Levin on January 21, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Hey folks,

Just a reminder that today at 5PM GMT, we have Kito Mann on the vJUG giving a session on how to create a modern web app with HTML5 Web Components, Polymer, and Java EE MVC 1.0.

To join, simply turn up at …

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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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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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Santafe College 1 Reply

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 Jan 8.

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.

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.

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.

Want a Job? 1 Reply

Hi, Not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this sort of things (forgive me if its not). My company (really nice company btw) is looking to hire two junior and two senior Java Developers. Please forward me your resume to slaassel@gmail.com…Continue

Started by Saad Laassel in Java. Last reply by Theresa Wizorek-MacIntyre Oct 15, 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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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OrlandoJUG Feb at DeVry University

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Stay tuned for details - we may have a special guest speaker.Want a hint? I'm talking about Jackie Gleason and the topic is AngularJS. Jackie says he has his Neo4J/GraphDB preso handy, too.See More
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Gatorjug February at Santa Fe College Building S Room 317

February 10, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Jackie Gleason has agreed to give a GatorJUG talk and the topic is  AngularJS. Jackie says he has his Neo4J/GraphDB preso handy, too. Hopefully, we can meet at SFC but stay tuned. You can expect good discussion, hot pizza and more. Hope to see ya. How do you like this GatorJUG Meetup page? It's up for renewal 2/11. If you tell me you like it, we can keep it. If not, …See More
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Bits and Bobs (or, Gleasons)

Hello, OrlandoJUG!We had a great meeting last week. Didn't come? You missed out on a great talk about Java Server Faces and Servlet by Ed Burns, but the good thing is his books are easy to find and he's…See More
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Hello, OrlandoJUG!We had a great meeting last week. Didn't come? You missed out on a great talk about Java Server Faces and Servlet by Ed Burns, but the good thing is his books are easy to find and he's…See More
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Hello OrlandoJUG!This will be our first meeting of 2016! DeVry has moved and can host us after all!The new address is:DeVry University 7352 Greenbrier Parkway Room 103Orlando FL 32819 We have special guests - Heather VanCura, of the JCP. That's the Java Community Process! Not only that, but Heather's invited Ed Burns, Java Server…See More
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"Here are what I hope are good directions to DeVry's new campus: From the west: Take Florida Turnpike towards Orlando/Miami. Exit onto I4 west. Take Exit 75A (left exit - Kirkman Rd.) Go to second stoplight (Carrier Drive) turn left. Campus is…"
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Eclipse DemoCamps November 2011 - Eclipsepedia

From November 1-30, we are inviting individuals to organize and attend Eclipse 10th Birthday Parties around the world! Click the link to see details.

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Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have some experience with turning a small Web site into Internet gold. In 2006 they sold their scrappy start-up YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion. Jim Wilson/The New York Times The Delicious office in San Mateo, Calif. It now has around 15 employees, mostly engineers. More recently they picked an unlikely candidate to be their next Web sensation: a Yahoo castoff.

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