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Web Scraping Spotlights: What is it and why you need to learn it?

Posted by Paul Black on August 30, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

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original posted at: https://www.octoparse.com/blog/what-is-web-scraping

What Is Web Scraping?

It is the process of extracting information and data from a website, transforming the information on a webpage into structured data for further analysis. Web scraping is also known as web harvesting or web data extraction. With the…

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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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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 Town

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.Twitter & Facebook @orlandojug Check the Codetown Events section for specifics about meetings.See More
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OrlandoJUG - What’s New in Java 9, 10, and 11 at Starter Studio at Church Street Station

September 27, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Hi!Join us to look at what’s new in Java 9, 10 and 11. Also, to understand the new Java release cycle. Jim’s the point man on that and also a JavaFX expert, so there’s a chance to ask some other questions. Agenda,1) New Java Release Cadence2) What’s new in Java 93) What’s new in Java 104) What’s new in Java 11Jim is a Master Sales Consultant in Oracle’s Java Group.His primary role is to advise Fortune 500 companies on best Java security practices and Java Roadmap planning.He has spent the past…See More
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OrlandoJUG - What’s New in Java 9, 10, and 11 at Starter Studio at Church Street Station

September 27, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Hi!Join us to look at what’s new in Java 9, 10 and 11. Also, to understand the new Java release cycle. Jim’s the point man on that and also a JavaFX expert, so there’s a chance to ask some other questions. Agenda,1) New Java Release Cadence2) What’s new in Java 93) What’s new in Java 104) What’s new in Java 11Jim is a Master Sales Consultant in Oracle’s Java Group.His primary role is to advise Fortune 500 companies on best Java security practices and Java Roadmap planning.He has spent the past…See More
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Java SE Town

This group focuses on the Java SE environment. It's the core Java group. Questions? Answers? Musings? This is the place for you!
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Dependency injection. It's a smart approach. Believe that? We do! Come on in and share what you know. Ask all your Spring questions here, too!
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Kotlin Town

Interested in Kotlin? Are you a practitioner?Kotlin is a statically typed language that runs on JVM that may compile to JavaScript source code or use the LLVM compiler infrastructure. Since then, it’s grown exponentially in popularity. In 2017, Google officially backed Kotlin as the official language for Android.And that's just the beginning! Join us here at Kotlin Town and be a part of the evolution of this exciting new language. See More
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KotlinConf 2017 Highlight of the Week - Kotlin for Data Science by Thomas Nield

"Data Science" is a broad buzzword encompassing the study and analysis of data, often using programming tools like R, Python, and Scala. But can a pragmatic language like Kotlin address many challenges currently faced in the data science domain?See More
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Paul Black posted a blog post

Web Scraping Spotlights: What is it and why you need to learn it?

original posted at: https://www.octoparse.com/blog/what-is-web-scrapingWhat Is Web Scraping?It is the process of extracting information and data from a website, transforming the information on a webpage into structured data for further analysis. Web scraping is also known as web harvesting or web data extraction. With the overwhelming data available on the internet, web scraping has become the essential approach to aggregating…See More
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OrlandoJUG - What’s New in Java 9, 10, and 12 at Starter Studio Winter Park

September 27, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Hi!Join us to look at what’s new in Java 9, 10 and 11. Also, to understand the new Java release cycle. Jim’s the point man on that and also a JavaFX expert, so there’s a chance to ask some other questions. Agenda,1) New Java Release Cadence2) What’s new in Java 93) What’s new in Java 104) What’s new in Java 11Jim is a Master Sales Consultant in Oracle’s Java Group.His primary role is to advise Fortune 500 companies on best Java security practices and Java Roadmap planning.He has spent the past…See More
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Ramya Beesam replied to Michael Levin's discussion OrlandoJUG August - Effective Java with Edson Yanaga in the group OrlandoJUG Town
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Michael Levin replied to Michael Levin's discussion OrlandoJUG August - Effective Java with Edson Yanaga in the group OrlandoJUG Town
"Edson's Effective Java Talk was great! Thanks to Red Hat for the delicious pizza. And, huge thanks to Edson for bringing a Chromebook to raffle off. Congrats to Ramya for the win! Edson's book on microservices and databases is linked on…"
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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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Serverless Platforms Compared for Performance

Most major cloud providers have serverless platforms which offer functions as a service (FaaS). Some recent benchmarks study the differences in their performance vis-à-vis the runtime, cold start times, dependencies and resource allocation.

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Presentation: .NET Development Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Javier Lozano discusses how to take existing .NET Framework code and reuse it in .NET Standard/Core applications.

By Javier Lozano

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