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Java XML and JSON 2nd Edition PDF

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Use this guide to master the XML metalanguage and JSON data format along with significant Java APIs for parsing and creating XML and JSON documents from the Java language. New in this edition is coverage of Jackson (a JSON processor for Java) and Oracle's own Java API for JSON processing (JSON-P), which is a JSON processing API for Java EE that also can be used with Java SE. This new edition of Java XML and JSON also expands coverage of DOM and XSLT to include additional API content and useful examples. All examples in this book have been tested under Java 11. In some cases, source code has been simplified to use Java 11's var language feature.


Dr. Ronny Jackson, new Texas congressman, says Joe Biden should have cognitive test like Trump did

FOX News

Trump-backed candidate Dr. Ronny Jackson reacts to the big win in Texas and says wearing a mask amid COVID-19 should be a'personal choice' instead of a mandate. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the incoming Texas congressman and former White House physician to President Trump, called out the left for failing to demand a rigorous cognitive screening for President-elect Joe Biden, saying "there's something going on" with the Democrat's mental acuity. Jackson, in Washington for congressional orientation, recalled to Fox News this week the intense pressure he faced to administer a cognitive test to Trump as pundits and mental health professionals openly speculated that the commander-in-chief could have early-stage dementia or a decline in mental health. Trump scored a perfect 30 out of 30 during the cognitive test as part of his annual physical and Jackson announced the results in 2018 at a White House press conference, where he also famously quipped that Trump might "live to be 200 years old." Now Jackson, a retired Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, is raising the alarm about the "huge double standard" of the press for not demanding the same type of screening for Biden, who would be 78 at the inauguration.


How Robots Can Help Your Small Business Compete

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Technology has made robotics less expensive. What once seemed like the far future is now an everyday reality for many small businesses, particularly those in the manufacturing, assembly, and even food-service industries. Adding a few robots at a time can make the small business workplace better for customers and employees. Everyone wins when you embrace new technology, no matter how small your business might be. Skyline Windows LLC, a small business in the South Bronx, New York City, has outsourced several menial tasks to robots.


Anatomy Opens the Creaking Door to Haunted House Tales

WIRED

Haunted house stories are having a moment. Or it could be Netflix's fault--its release of The Haunting of Bly Manor has reinvigorated the discourse about what makes a good haunted house story and whether or not Mike Flanagan, the horror director who, between Bly Manor and Hill House and Doctor Sleep seems to be veritably obsessed with them, really has what it takes to make one that feels both scary and fascinating. Haunted houses are special because houses are special. They keep us safe--until they don't--and are both entirely familiar to us and entirely unfamiliar, as anyone who's had to deal with serious home repairs could tell you. People have intimate relationships with the places where they live.


Event Stream Processing: How Banks Can Overcome SQL and NoSQL Related Obstacles with Apache Kafka

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While getting to grips with open banking regulation, skyrocketing transaction volumes and expanding customer expectations, banks have been rolling out major transformations of data infrastructure and partnering with Silicon Valley's most innovative tech companies to rebuild the banking business around a central nervous system. This can also be labelled as event stream processing (ESP), which connects everything happening within the business - including applications and data systems - in real-time. ESP allows banks to respond to a series of data points – events - that are derived from a system that consistently creates data – the stream – to then leverage this data through aggregation, analytics, transformations, enrichment and ingestion. Further, ESP is instrumental where batch processing falls short and when action needs to be taken in real-time, rather than on static data or data at rest. However, handling a flow of continuously created data requires a special set of technologies.


Alexa's new celebrity wake words 'Hey Samuel,' turns the assistant into Samuel L. Jackson – TechCrunch

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Alexa just read me Monday's baseball scores. It was great for two reasons. First, the A's shut out the Mariners 9-0 in the second game of a doubleheader. And second, she did so in Samuel L. Jackson's voice. With Amazon based in Seattle, I assume they're happy I've chosen to focus on the latter fact for the rest of this post.


The Pulitzer Won't Change Playwright Michael R. Jackson

Slate

This week, host Isaac Butler traces the creative origins of Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-winning musical A Strange Loop. After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas discuss Michael's distinction between an autobiographical work and a self-referential work. In Slate Plus, Michael talks about two celebrity encounters, one with Liz Phair, whose music inspired a lot of his work, and one with Tyler Perry, whose work was satirized ruthlessly in A Strange Loop. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com


Cognitive test: Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the U.S presidential campaign

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – It doesn't quite have the ring of "Morning in America" and "I Like Ike." TV." is getting an unlikely moment in the spotlight as President Donald Trump has taken a detour into the politics of dementia three months before the election. Trump, 74, attempted to demonstrate his mental fitness by reciting five words -- in order, importantly -- over and over in a television interview broadcast Wednesday night. The president said that collection of nouns, or ones like them, was part of a cognitive test he had aced while declaring that his likely Democratic opponent, 77-year-old Joe Biden, could not do the same. In a battle of septuagenarians, the Trump campaign has long tried to paint Biden as having lost some of his mental sharpness. But the gambit has yet to prove successful in denting the former vice president's standing in the race. That leaves Trump trying to escalate the attacks while defending his own ability to handle the mental rigors of the job. "The first questions are very easy," Trump told Fox News. "The last questions are much more difficult.


The Producer of 'Foundation' on Asimov, Covid-19, and Race in Sci-Fi

WIRED

The Covid-19 pandemic all but halted Hollywood. Production on most movies and television shows (except for a handful of animated programs) became too risky, and ceased. It's only in the last few weeks that organizations like SAG-AFTRA and the Directors Guild of America have begun publishing guidelines for how cast and crew members might safely return to work. In this lull, however, studios are still cobbling together their stockpiled footage and releasing tantalizing trailers for upcoming projects. Even if you've never read the Asimov novels, which were first published in the 1950s, every science fiction fan has felt their influence, especially in genre classics like Star Wars.


No, You Don't Need to See President Trump's Medical Records

WIRED

At a speech at the US Military Academy last weekend, President Donald Trump appeared lethargic and occasionally slurred words. He seemed to have difficulty lifting a glass of water to his lips, and apparently shuffled slowly down a ramp leading away from his dais. The images caught fire on social media and in the press. What might have been a nothingburger for any other elderly, overweight gentleman a day shy of his 74th birthday turned into a news peg--and for renewed demands that the president release results from a comprehensive physical examination, including a neurological assessment to determine if he had motor or cognitive disabilities. Well, here is a counterproposal: Nobody needs to see this president's exam results except the president and his doctors.