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Augusto Marietti
Stormtrooper Santa…
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Chatterbox Analytics (a spin-out company from Queen Mary, University of London) is pleased to announce the release of the new sentiment detection API for social texts. This API is designed specifically to classify short social messages, such as tweets, into positive or negative categories. The system uses advanced statistical models trained (they have partnered with Intel to use their super computer for model training) on 68 million tweets. The detection can handle slang, common misspellings, emoticons, hashtags, etc. The API adopts a freemium model – a free version and a paid version which gives users more flexibility. The system currently…
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How many Play Framework developers are there in SF? We’re proud to sponsor the first Play! Framework Hackathon organized by MasterBranch. Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 10:00AM – Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 3:00PM San Francisco Register here and join us in a weekend full of fun, hack a Play Framework app, and drink beer with other geeks. We are happy to support this growing community! OH! We’re Play! too…and we’re hiring: hackers@mashape.com
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This is what the dev team at Mashape (Mike and Marco) learnt from their bad experience, with an happy ending. One day, we were taking a break after a hard-core coding session, drinking their daily cup of tea: Mashaper Mike with his tea We were swaggering on our perfect code base. The asyncronous jobs were working good, the thread pool was implemented perfectly, everything was perfect. We started thinking that we deserved a trip to Hawaii, where we would spend all our money laughing, joking, and drinking. BOOM! Suddenly our Java unit tests exploded. Noooo! The bug…
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[youtube http://youtu.be/uoE0t4LKA4A]…
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..with my new 10dbi antenna 🙂…
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Join us! Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/79YqZP Mashape is looking for a (UI/UX) designer that can outshine Leonardo Da Vinci. Our perfect candidate is an artist and and a poet truly passionate about imagining the future around users experiences and visual design. You will have the opportunity to have a huge impact as an early member. Responsibilities:
    Create a graphic system for the mashape.com Design/Create new site graphics Improve UI elements around every single pixel Develop pixel perfect Photoshop comps Create an advance site-wide style guide Storyboard/prototype UX experiences
 Requirements:
    Fast in Photoshop/Illustrator Excellent use of typography Outstanding sense of color Details
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Stormtroopers working on Mashape updates Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r While we are working hard on lots of big features for the upcoming version of Mashape, we’ve pushed out a small change that was highly requested. Now, you can finally login using your email or your username (case insensitive) Login using your email or your username Stay tuned.. something big is about to happen!…
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Mashaper Michele Zonca gave a talk at the Kings of Code conference. Check out his slides here: Web API’s World
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Mashape is coming to Amsterdam both as a speaker and a sponsor of the Kings of Code. On September 17th and 18th, there will be a big Hack Battle with around 300 developers who will compete against the other teams by building great apps on top of APIs and SDKs in just under 36 hours. Mashape will present two APIs that are part of its marketplace, created by: – Andrea Mucci: http://www.mashape.com/users/cingusoft – Musixmatch: http://www.mashape.com/users/musixmatch.com – Display lyrics on your website On September 19, Michele “Mike” Zonca will be giving a talk about APIs, current standards, best practices and…
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