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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Developer Architect

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2011 The Year of Chasing Pavements

15 January 2012 6 comments

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I remember the year 2010 for the FIFA World Cup Final in South Africa watching the amazing tournament matches on BBC TV. Sadly, 2010 marked end of the JAVAWUG, I stopped leading the Java User Group, because attendance to the monthly talks nosedived in the summer mouths. I had had enough of running a user […]

Scala Adoption Seems To Be Going Well

23 June 2011 4 comments

2 minutes

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  So I was at the Scala Exchange at Skills Matter last week. It was a really great mini-conference that happened in the middle of personal awkward time, a somewhat busy and confusing place in my space-time, my corner of the universe. Thanks for the invitation by Skills Matter as London’s only Java Champion, one […]

Finished at Fifty: Is This The Future Abyss That We Are All Looking At?

25 April 2011 Comments off

4 minutes

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  @peter_pilgrim: Ow! I watched panorama via the iplayer finished at fifty http://tinyurl.com/3dm2yzn and the future  prospects were bleak @imccaffery: @peter_pilgrim i know the future is bleak i was on the programme   British Television viewers are probably very familiar with Panorama, the investigative journal program on the terrestrial  BBC ONE TV. I watched this […]

JavaPosse Episode 347: Technical Leadership

21 April 2011 Comments off

2 minutes

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On a much happier note – Yes. You can breathe a sign of relief at this blog entry – I have time to tell you about Episode 347 of the JavaPosse podcast. This was record at the Round-Up 2011, in Crested Butte, Colorado in February. This was the session that I hosted and shared, called […]

Deliberate Introspection: Nobodys Fault But Mine

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  (PARENTAL GUIDANCE: THE BLOG ENTRY IS FOR THE OVER 18) Pick A Fight If a competitor sucks, say no. When you do that, you’ill find that others who agree with you will rally to your side. Being anti-laggard, anti-improvement, and anti-accepting-the-status-father-of-a-quo is a great way to differentiate yourself and attract followers.   The song […]

A Week In Scala: Pushing The Boundaries

17 April 2011 Comments off

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The Java software platform is now more diverse in terms of innovations and what is the next best thing. I just had brief overview view of the Ceylon JVM programming language. In my own view, this represents more evidence of a sea-change of thinking about Java the programming language. Figurehead and Leadership James Gosling was […]

A Week In Scala: Pushing The Boundaries

16 April 2011 Comments off

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The Java software platform is now more diverse in terms of innovations and what is the next best thing. I just had brief overview view of Ceylon programming language. In my own view, this represents more evidence of a sea-change of thinking about Java the programming language. Figurehead and Leadership James Gosling was the long-term […]

Cuke-Up 2011 Amazing Specifications By Example

25 March 2011 Comments off

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Wow! I was really amazed by today’s Coke-Up conference at Skills Matter. It was a worthwhile experience and it was great to meet some of the members. First, let me say it was a complete different crowd of Londoners and software developers than I was used to. Most of the folk in my network are […]

Cuke-Up Some Cucumbers

23 March 2011 Comments off

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You have probably guessed correctly. That’s right! I will be making a personal appearance at Skills Matter tomorrow for Cuke-Up, which is the one day conference about Cucumber BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) tool. Why am I investing time learning about Ruby testing tool? Well the answer is that many of Ruby’s goodness including RSpec have […]

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