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Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers

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

Great Intro to Reactive Programming

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

Thoughts?

Added by Michael Levin on May 24, 2018 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Photofeeler is a fun way to learn about logic

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…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 15, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

There's a new Java Ecosystem Survey...

This Java ecosystem survey is both informative and will be useful to many people. Please fill it out if you have the time.

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Added by Michael Levin on May 14, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Code One CFP Deadline Extended

For those of you interested in going to Java One, now known as Code One, the call for papers has been extended a week. 

This year, Code One will have much more than just Java. You'll find Python and Go, R and much more. 

Take a look at the agenda and think about going. And, for an even more exciting time, think about submitting a proposal…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 13, 2018 at 9:52am — No Comments

Java-Related Conferences

Every Java developer, in fact every software developer should have the opportunity to attend a technical conference every year or so. Increasingly, software conferences like Java One (now Code One) are becoming more broad and including multiple technologies. Ian Darwin is now publishing a great calendar of Java-related conferences. Here's the link: …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 7, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Submit a proposal for Istio Day at OSCON

If you’re passionate about the state of Istio, know how to leverage it with open source tools such as Prometheus and Zipkin, have an Istio demo, or have a great story or best practice to share, O'Reilly wants to hear from you. Each jam-packed 30-minute session should include your insights on why you have chosen Istio and how you are getting the most out of it. Istio Day sessions will take place on…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 2, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments

The Code One CFP is Open!

Code One, formerly Java One is coming up in October and the CFP just opened!

Ben Evans wrote a great blog post that explains the name change and goes into some detail about what content to expect.

https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/04/oracle-kills-java-one

So, get creative and come up with some great talks! There’s so much going on these days and San Francisco is a fabulous place to be!

Added by Michael Levin on April 21, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments

Big Data Helps Scientists Measure Fishing Impact on the Sea

Scientists are using big data from satellites to see big fishing's footprint on the seas.…



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Added by Michael Levin on February 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Hamcation was this weekend!

The Orlando Amateur Radio Convention (Hamcation) was this weekend. There was lots of info about software defined radios. WebSDR (69.27.184.62:8901) is an example. Check it out!

Added by Michael Levin on February 10, 2018 at 11:30am — No 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

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

Notes

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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Reading List

Designing Microservice Architectures the Right Way: Michael Bryzek's Lessons Learned at QCon NY

At QCon New York 2018, Michael Bryzek discussed how to design microservice architectures “the right way”. Key takeaways included: engineers should design schema first for all APIs and events, as this allows the automated code generation of boilerplate code; and investment should be made in automation, such as deployment and dependency management.

By Daniel Bryant

Why Segment Returned to a Monolith From Microservices

Alexandra Noonan, from Segment, describes how they moved their original monolithic architecture to microservices and then found problems with that approach which required them to rethink and move back to a (different) monolithic architecture with far more appreciable benefits.

By Mark Little

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