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    Let's catch up and see what's new in our software development world. This will be a casual meeting. We will meet at our favorite spot: Santa Fe College, Building S, room 317. Right next to the bookstore!

  • GatorJUG April Meetup

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    Good news! Ben King (Keep It Simple Tech) keeps an eye on his app....on his watch. His company, Keep It Simple Tech launched app ABC, Always Be in Contact recently. It's cool! Try it out. (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/always-be-in-contact/id1042650038?mt=8) How did he do it? Well, it's not a one man show. There's also an incubator involved. How about the development model? Join us at the next GatorJUG and learn all about the smartphone SDLC. Good questions. All of us are inevitably wondering whether to make the leap to smart watches if we haven't already. And, GatorJUG folks are thinking beyond buying the watches or downloading the apps. We're thinking about making the apps! For sure! That's what we do. It's springtime and the backyard at First Magnitude is where we'll meet next Wednesday, from 6-9PM. Please RSVP here at the event announcement. (http://www.codetown.com/events/gatorjug-april-2) We have a new sponsor: JSPTester. JSPTester is a Java testing tool to help you test your JSP. According to the website, "JSPTester is a web-based tool for the isolated testing and prototyping of JSP pages! JspTester™ seamlessly integrates with your web application, allowing you to test the rendering of JSP pages by injecting request parameters, model attributes and session variables without the need of business logic or an MVC controller." Check it out here: http://www.JSPTester.com;; Thanks to JSPTester, we'll have some dee-licious munchies. Cambridge Web Design (http://www.cambridgeweb.ie) is an official GatorJUG sponsor. CWD ::: Working Software Developers...since 1997!

  • Gatorjug March Meeting

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    Stay tuned for details! We have an opening this month for a presentation! So, if you've got a case study, project or topic you're interested in sharing, let me know. As always, there will be pizza and wings, good networking opportunities and an interesting presentation you can sharpen your skills with. Hope to see you there! And, check out our home on Codetown for social and tech discussions. http://www.codetown.com All the best, Mike Levin

  • GatorJUG Meetup Tomorrow - Angular, d3, GraphDBs and Neo4J - Feb 16 Tuesday 6-8P

    Hello! We have a special guest, in all the way from the snowy north - Jackie Gleason is enjoying some sunshine and surf with his family this week in Melbourne. He's agreed (read: his wife agreed) to drive up to Gainesville tomorrow night (Tuesday) and give a couple of presentations on Angular, d3, GraphDBs and Neo4J. So, if you've wondered what all the excitement is about these technologies: JavaScript frameworks and graph databases, Jackie is an expert. What I am saying is he didn't just throw this material together. He knows these technologies backwards and forwards. So, even if you've been using Angular, d3, GraphDBs and/or Neo4J for a long time, you'll have a venue to ask questions and fine tune your knowledge. Just so you know, O'Reilly and Neo4J have a book on graph databases you can download for free. Here's the link: http://neo4j.com/books/graph-databases/?utm_source=GPPC&gclid=COubrKfv-coCFZcdgQodTtYOtA Angular 2 (https://angular.io/) is out and the framework has changed, so you can brief yourself painlessly at tomorrow's meeting (Tuesday 2/16 at Santa Fe College Building S Room 317) What's d3? https://d3js.org/ "D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM), and then apply data-driven transformations to the document. For example, you can use D3 to generate an HTML table from an array of numbers. Or, use the same data to create an interactive SVG bar chart with smooth transitions and interaction. D3 is not a monolithic framework that seeks to provide every conceivable feature. Instead, D3 solves the crux of the problem: efficient manipulation of documents based on data. This avoids proprietary representation and affords extraordinary flexibility, exposing the full capabilities of web standards such as HTML, SVG, and CSS. With minimal overhead, D3 is extremely fast, supporting large datasets and dynamic behaviors for interaction and animation. D3’s functional style allows code reuse through a diverse collection of components and plugins." We'll meet Tuesday 2/16 at Santa Fe College Building S Room 317 - Please RSVP so I'll know how much pizza to buy. As always, I hope to see many of you there! Mike Levin GatorJUG (http://www.gatorjug.org/) Chairman @codetown (http://www.twitter.com/codetown) CWD, Inc www.cambridgeweb.ie (http://www.cambridgeweb.ie/)[masked] Working Software Developers...since 1997! PO Box 1741 Winter Park, FL[masked] http://tinyurl.com/mikelevin http://tinyurl.com/swampcasts @mikelevin (http://www.twitter.com/mikelevin)

  • Gatorjug January

    Santa Fe College

    Hello and welcome to GatorJUG! This will be our first meeting of 2016. It's going to be at Santa Fe College in Building S, room 317. Our sponsor is Cambridge Web Design (https://www.facebook.com/cambridgeinc). There's a lot going on in the Java world these days. JavaOne was a blast. So many topics. Here's an update on our January meeting. Kevin's going to talk with us about analysis. Kevin Neelands has been programming for 30 or 35 years or so in a wide variety of circumstances, from educational programs for K-12 to sophisticated mathematical analysis using everything from AppleSoft BASIC to Java, C# and ARM assembly language. Some of his work can be found in iTunes and on Amazon. It's all free, so download some and give a raving review. There is still a problem with a lack of analysis in computer software, with coders racing to 'get something shippable' quickly instead of giving a problem a through examination and exploring different solutions before deciding on a path to take. Kevin will attempt to examine this problem and offer a few solutions by drawing comparisons between coding analysis and some aspects of learning theory, but he may just ramble aimlessly for 45 minutes and then invite some audience participation in the form of any horror stories about design gone bad-wrong people would like to share. Should prove to be interesting either way. The meeting will be at Santa Fe College room S-317, from 6-8:30. We'll have pizza from 6-7 and the discussion will begin at 7. O'Reilly Media is a cornerstone of the open source world. Tim O'Reilly and company provide great products like the Safari Bookshelf, great books, videos, training, some of the best conferences, and so much more. Meanwhile, set your calendar to the second Wednesday, as always and get ready for some good pizza, excellent conversation and interesting briefs on what's new and exciting in the Java world. All the best, Michael Levin GatorJUG Chairman http://tinyurl.com/mikelevin http://tinyurl.com/swampcasts @mikelevin (http://twitter.com/mikelevin)