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The much anticipated Kscope 2013 conference will be starting soon in June this year. I felt it would be befitting to share my first-time experience at this event especially with anyone still procrastinating about signing up. This is after all, what Kscope is all about - sharing knowledge!
I was very excited to receive my copy of Spring Roo in Action. This is a fairly recent MEAP offering from Manning and is scheduled to be ready by the end of this year (2011). A 500-page quick-start guide, and IMHO, the missing manual for anyone interested in learning agile and rapid prototyping using Spring Roo.
I was very excited to get my hands on a copy of Mahout in Action. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are my most favourite subjects in Computer Science. Back during my school days, AI and ML were primarily used in research, and sometimes banks use them for fraud detection. I am glad that it is gradually being adopted in mainstream businesses with the help of easy to use frameworks like Mahout, backed by commodity distributing platforms like Hadoop.
More like a “note to self”, but I’m sure others might find useful. Here’s a list of excludes to include that will prevent Eclipse artifacts from synchronizing on your Subversion server.
This post follows my earlier review of the first six chapters of “Location Aware Applications”. I recently received an update containing two new chapters covering topics on connectivity issues and how to monetize your LBS applications.
The Manning Early Access Program, or MEAP, is a program that allows you to purchase an electronic copy of a book even before it is published. This allows readers to participate in the development of the book’s content. You will of course receive the final version of the book when it goes gold. I recently got my hands on a copy of the MEAP book, Location Aware Applications. At the time of this post, only 50% of the book has been completed. So here are my early impression of this upcoming title.