I had reached out to Eric Raymond (aka ‘ESR’), who is best known as a leader in the open source software movement and author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, about potentially speaking to the group. Although ESR is not commonly associated with Java, I thought it would be an opportunity for the group to hear a well-known and respected engineer speak about a topic.
Bruno Terkaly interviewed John Waters (alas, not the filmmaker), who created EventBoard, a conference scheduling and management system that leverages a wide variety of technologies, including Windows Phone, Windows 8, Windows Azure
Spring Data JPA, Spring Security and Envers are libraries that I personally enjoy working with (and I tend to think they are considered best-of-breed in their respective category). Anyway, I wanted to implement what I consider a simple use-case: entities have to be Envers-audited but the revision has to contain the identity of the user that initiated the action
One entrepreneur had the idea to rent world class programmers for $2,000 per month. He plans to set up an office in Manilla and hire locals for, I don’t know, $50 per day and rent them to companies tired of outsourcers who share “their” programmers with other clients.
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Machine learning in Java is one .jar away! WEKA (acronym of Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis) is an open source library for machine learning, bundling lots of techniques from Support Vector Machines to C4.5 Decision Trees in a single Java package.