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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Developer Architect

I design Java EE and Scala software solutions for the blue-chip clients and private sector

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How to deploy BOSH-Lite and Cloud Foundry locally on Mac Book Pro (2018)

19 January 2018 Comments off

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This is a rough note on how I deployed BOSH Lite and Cloud Foundry on my MacBook Pro machine in January 2018. First, I have a word of warning that you will need a very good Internet connection preferable fast Fibre is the best and second, it will take a long time to achieve. (It […]

Why is software development hard and why is it getting harder?

04 July 2017 Comments off

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I am an avid listener of Paul Boag and his long standing award-winning podcast Boagworld, which is started as a web design over a decade ago and evolved to user experience UX, service and governance. I admit that I am fan almost right from the beginning. I learnt a lot digital from following Paul. So, […]

Symptoms of dysfunctional architecture – budgeting software development in digital transformation

18 February 2017 Comments off

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I have been involved in a few projects that are considered digital transformation. The term has a wildly convoluted meaning inside the industry. Some people think that this is about bringing about Agile software practices to laggard organisations, others believe that it is all about converting monolithic systems to micro-service oriented applications and, still, others […]

Digital Java EE 7 Training Series 1 Episode 2

04 November 2016 Comments off

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This episode is all about the overview Java Enterprise technology from first principles. I will take you through the stack from the hardware to the Java classes whilst flying at 30,000 feet in the air. I will be your pilot over the layers of abstractions for 30 minutes or so from the depth of the […]

Ye Olde Monolith

09 August 2016 Comments off

16 minutes

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As a professional software engineer, you probably have encountered an architectural stumbling block known as a MONOLITH#1. A monolith is essentially a single tier application in enterprise architecture. Forget about the traditional break-down of Java EE application, where they break down an Uber-WAR file into presentation, business-logic and database tiers. That is just gloss over […]

JavaOne 2015 – The Twentieth Edition Ten Takeaways

05 November 2015 Comments off

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We have just had the twentieth edition of JavaOne in San Francisco. This would be my twelfth attendance in unbroken series since 2004. What are the biggest lessons that potentially shed a light into the Java’s future. Modularisation struggle It has taken almost nine years from the first mention of modules at Java 2007, or […]

Coda Hale, Dropwizard and Scala

04 December 2014 Comments off

3 minutes

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I enjoyed working with Scala at my last client. One of the frameworks that we used there was Coda Hale‘s Dropwizard framework. The Dropwizard project, itself, is written against Java, and provided a nice bunch of friendly open source frameworks and applications already integrated together in read-to-run server. The developer just writes configuration, resources and […]

California 2011 Part Two

05 November 2011 Comments off

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Where do you go from here? Petaluma’s Boulevard movie theatre   My California tour continued from Petaluma to Santa Rosa across the US 101 to Napa Valley, Castiloga and then to Sacramento City. The tour swung southwards to Oracle’s Redwood Shore for a final presentation. After that I stayed with friends, Larry and Patti at […]

My Corporate Values

15 December 2010 Comments off

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Listen as an AudioBoo I, hereby, declare that these statements below are, now, my own personal “corporate” values: In any new organisation that I work with or be involved with, I will work inside a team of people that heavily influence the engineering, the broad scope and design quality of the products. Any new organisation,which […]

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