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Kotlin Thursdays - Coming back in October!

Posted by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez on August 4, 2018 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

For those that kept up with the first season of Kotlin Thursdays, I'm happy to say that I'm coming back with a second season - and this time, we have friends gearing up to expand content and stream them as episodes in addition to the blogs we write.

Second season comes back mid-October.  For those of you that'd like to check out first season content, head over to Kotlin Town and…

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Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers

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

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…

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Great Intro to Reactive Programming

Posted by Michael Levin on May 24, 2018 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

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

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Photofeeler is a fun way to learn about logic

Posted by Michael Levin on May 15, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

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!

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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Error trying to use Fragment

I am new to Android.  I have been working thru some examples in a book called  Head First Android Development.  I entered a small program using fragments and get a Casting Error.cannot cast andoid.app.fragment to…Continue

Tags: Fragment

Started by Robert Sobol in Java Oct 10, 2017.

Fragment Syntax Problem

My name is Rob Sobol.I have been working through a book called Head First Android Development.I hit a syntax error in a simple exercise that uses one fragment. I have been trying to figure out the error for days.  I am hoping some in the forum can…Continue

Tags: Fragments

Started by Robert Sobol in Java Oct 10, 2017.

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, 2017.

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.

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.

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OrlandoJUG August Topic is Effective Java

This month we welcome Edson Yanaga as our speaker. Edson will give a talk on Revisiting Effective Java. The meeting is Thursday, 8/23 at Starter Studio in Winter Park and begins at 6. The presentation will begin at 7. Here are details and location. Please RSVP! https://www.codetown.com/events/orlando-java-user-groupRevisiting Effective Java in 2018Joshua Bloch just gifted us with the 3rd edition of "Effective Java", but…See More
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Orlando Java User Group at Starter Studio

August 23, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
This month we welcome Edson Yanaga as our speaker. Edson will give a talk he calls Revisiting Effective Java.You can get there at 6 for pizza and the presentation will begin at 7. Revisiting Effective Java in 2018Joshua Bloch just gifted us with the 3rd edition of "Effective Java", but almost 10 years have been past since the last edition. Now we have a whole generation of Java developers that could benefit from this knowledge - but lost the past wave. It's about time to revisit all of this…See More
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Introduction to TornadoFX Workshop at Chicago 1871

August 4, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
In a world where everyone and their mother uses web development, a quiet grassroots movement is bringing back native development. Whether you're brand-new to coding, or you just have framework fatigue, native desktop development can be used to create internal solutions in lieu of needless/repetitive work across any industry. TornadoFX is so easy and fun to pick up anyone could get into coding while simultaneously automating solutions in their everyday work. TornadoFX is a great way to start…See More
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Join Michael Levin in this video interview with Jonathan Schwartz, former Sun Microsystems CEO. "Jonathan Ian Schwartz (born October 20, 1965) is an American...
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Kotlin Thursdays - Coming back in October!

For those that kept up with the first season of Kotlin Thursdays, I'm happy to say that I'm coming back with a second season - and this time, we have friends gearing up to expand content and stream them as episodes in addition to the blogs we write.Second season comes back mid-October.  For those of you that'd like to check out first season content, head over to Kotlin Town and feel free to check out our…See More
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Looking forward to CodeOne 2018!

This year CodeOne will be multi language focused. Super prospects!
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AITP-NCFL July Presentation at ITProTV

July 24, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
AITP-NCFL member Don Pezet of ITProTV presents the true story of how ITProTV mitigated a Distributed Denial of Service attack against their online resources.  Reserve today!See More
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Orlando Java User Group at TBA

August 23, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
This month we welcome Edson Yanaga as our speaker. Edson will give a talk he calls Revisiting Effective Java.You can get there at 6 for pizza and the presentation will begin at 7. Revisiting Effective Java in 2018Joshua Bloch just gifted us with the 3rd edition of "Effective Java", but almost 10 years have been past since the last edition. Now we have a whole generation of Java developers that could benefit from this knowledge - but lost the past wave. It's about time to revisit all of this…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 picture and…
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Uber Announces Open Source Fusion.js Framework

Uber Announces Fusion.js, an open source "Plugin-based Universal Web Framework." Uber builds hundreds of web-based applications, and with web technologies changing quickly and best practices continually evolving, it is a challenge to have hundreds of web engineers leverage modern language features while staying current with the dynamic nature of the web platform.

By Dylan Schiemann

Arthur Purnama on Integrated IT and Organizational Transformation

Arthur Purnama will talk at the upcoming Agile Impact conference in Indonesia about his experiences helping organisations move towards integrated IT and the importance of understanding how people think, comprehend, and receive the message of change is crucial to the success of any transformation program.

By Shane Hastie

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