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Let's talk about new Java APIs!

Hello folks,

Want to hear about new Java APIs and some of the decisions made at the recent JavaOne?  Ed burns and I will be presenting some of our recent work and findings after JavaOne 2017.  Join us at the Canvs location.  It is rumored that pizza will be provided.  Don't miss out.  Come chill, relax, eat some pizza and enjoy Java goodness.



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Added by Vernon Singleton on November 29, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

JavaOne 2017 - Discount Code: $999!

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 …
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Added by Michael Levin on September 5, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

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

 

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…

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Added by Paul Black on September 1, 2017 at 3:43am — No Comments

Top 30 Big Data Tools for Data Analysis

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…

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Added by Paul Black on August 27, 2017 at 10:42pm — No Comments

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

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…

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Added by Paul Black on August 3, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

OJUG Meeting Questions

Hi All,

I'm interested in attending an OJUG meeting, but I don't see any on the events page. Am I missing something? Is there a standard meeting location I'm not seeing?

Also, do you all do anything through the Meetup app at all? Would you like me to post programming or tech meetups that I see in my groups for the Orlando area? I saw that Michael added PyCon, but there are others out there that may be interesting as well and I'd be happy to help fill the Events page for people…

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Added by Nicholas Belli on July 30, 2017 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

Artificial Intelligence Conference Startup Showcase - CFP is open!

If you are an AI pioneer, O'Reilly would love for you to participate in the inaugural Artificial Intelligence Conference Startup Showcase in San Francisco. 



Their team of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts will review all submissions and invite ten finalist companies to present their technologies and tell their stories during the Startup Showcase on Monday,…

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Added by Michael Levin on July 18, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Uber Case Study - Using Node.js

I was looking around for case studies about companies using Node and ran across this one. Uber's architecture involves Node. This discussion is a look at how the decisions were made to change the architecture. It also talks about how it was tested, how long it took to implement (6 months) and since I am a huge Uber fan, I found it interesting. I hope you do, too. …

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Added by Michael Levin on June 22, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Static Website Generators

Just a quickie/pointer: I'm reading this very good article about static website generators. Great stuff! https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/11/modern-static-website-generators-next-big-thing/

Added by Michael Levin on June 12, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Add a Caption to an Image

The ability to Interpret image data using software is advancing fast! The two images above are captioned with program generated text. Here's an article that describes concepts and an approach to generate a caption for an image. The code is written in Python and uses TensorFlow. …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 25, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

The JHipster Mini Book ::: Free!

This is what I'm reading right now. Here you go! Matt has given us good presentations that are quick and to the point. Super cool! If you decide to pay $19.95 for the printed book, it'll cover about 3 craft pints. The health monitor app Matt made will record one less point. You'll see! Enjoy, and be sure to let Matt know how much you appreciate this free mini…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 18, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

$11 Billion Swapmeet

First of all, relax, I'm not announcing an exclusive executive swapmeet.  The market for used cell phones has ramped up to a whopping $11 billion as of 2016[1].  That's a big number by itself, especially since the market scarcely existed just ten years ago.  By comparison, everything sold in every category by everyone worldwide on Ebay, new or used, was $84 billion total in 2016[2].

Unless you are actually a senior exec and can offer your device, refurbished, to other…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 15, 2017 at 8:36pm — No Comments

3 Typical Ways to Use Web Scraping Tools for Marketing Decision

(from http://www.octoparse.com/blog/3-typical-ways-to-use-web-scraping-to...)

Web scraping, also known as web crawling, (web) data extraction, data mining, screen scraping, is the process of collecting large amounts of data from the web, then save to a file, database, etc. Let’s dig deeper into web…

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Added by Paul Black on May 15, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Mobile devices prove to be a setback for cross-platform software development, but I hope it will be a minor one.  At present, Android totally dominates the mobile market both in terms of hardware and software volume.  As well, mobile devices are overtaking desktops for overall usage as we speak.  But Linux, as open-source-friendly as it is appears to be getting the rub from Google, so where are we?

As Google continues to grumble about not controlling the world, they're leaking…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 14, 2017 at 9:24am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Paul Black on April 26, 2017 at 4:35am — No Comments

Southeast Linuxfest CFP

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

Added by Michael Levin on April 10, 2017 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Enterprise Connect '17 - It's a wrap!

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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Added by Michael Levin on April 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Public Safety Data Hackathon

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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Added by Michael Levin on February 16, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

O'Reilly Conference Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program

O'Reilly Conference Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program:

At O'Reilly, they believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. They want their conferences, and the technology communities and companies who…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 11, 2017 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Humble Bundle 2017

Humble Bundle 2017: 



O'Reilly has another Humble Book Bundle, this time: All about Hacks. 



Fill your library with practical and creative hacks with O'Reilly's latest Humble Bundle. Readers can pay any price they choose and…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 11, 2017 at 7:17pm — No Comments

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