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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Architect

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

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“Tyranny of Blame!” – A Short Play

21 July 2017 No comments

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THE TYRANNY OF BLAME     Setting the stage It is 7 weeks ago. You and I are both colleagues working for a company in a central London called Tomkins-McGregor Associates (TMA). The company has 50-100 employees, it is situated on pucker bit of town, the North bank of the River Thames in Battersea, Wandsworth. […]

Why aren’t you getting the best contractors and what can you do about it (Part 2)

18 July 2016 3 comments

9 minutes

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Why aren’t you getting the best contractors and what can you do about it In Part 1, we look into the question of why companies suck at finding great contractors. We covered reviewing the genuine opportunity. We touched on why demand for great contractors outstrips the supply. We saw why TEST-FIRST recruitment is an abject […]

Java EE 8 in Crisis

09 June 2016 7 comments

5 minutes

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This is my position statement on Java EE: “We are in crisis”. Anything outside of this statement is denial. At the time of writing, we do not know the exact delivery status of Java EE 8, because it is no longer on track. The release date is in the first half of 2017 according to […]

JavaOne 2015 continues and Java will live forever (… well maybe a LONG-TAIL)

28 October 2015 Comments off

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Okay. Maybe I am being over dramatic in the title. I do believe that Java, the ecosystem, the community, the virtual machine and the mother programming language will be around for a long time to come. What can deflect from it? Postulating in my hotel room with a lot time, in between adding finesse to […]

JavaOne 2014 Impressum

08 October 2014 Comments off

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  Photo License My photos are licensed under Creative Commons License 2.5. You must include the license. You must attribute the source. You cannot use my work, the source for commercial activities. You cannot edit or derive the source. For more information read the license or for enquiries contact me. I have reserved this technical […]

JavaOne 2014: Conferences conflict with contractual interests

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  The Duke’s Street Cafe where engineers can have a hallway conversation on the street. Incompatible with contracting   Photo License My photos are licensed under Creative Commons License 2.5. You must include the license. You must attribute the source. You cannot use my work, the source for commercial activities. You cannot edit or derive […]

JavaCro 2014

15 April 2014 Comments off

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I will be seeing some Croatian friends in May in Porec, thanks to the organisers JavaCro 2014, who kindly sent an invitation to come and speak at their conference. I will give two talks: one keynote and a technical session. The working titles are Digital Development with Java EE and Mixing Scala with Java EE […]

JavaOne 2013 Report Part 3

02 October 2013 2 comments

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My name is Peter Pilgrim. I am a technical book author, a Java Champion, software developer and designer. I live in London, England. Have you read Part 1 and Part 2? In final part, I will close up any other loosely ends to JavaOne 2013. These were wallposter bills that were stuck onto the Nikko […]

JavaOne 2013 Report Part 1

30 September 2013 4 comments

17 minutes

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JavaOne 2013 already feels like a lifetime away. There is a melancholy in the wind as I sit in a rental car driving out from San Francisco airport. I started to write this report on checkout-of-hotel Friday morning. My memory is blur with the activities of the week, suffice to say that this conference has […]

My Interview with Contractor Calculator

30 July 2013 Comments off

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A couple of weeks ago, I gave a telephone interview with Contractor Calculator about the my feelings, thoughts and the progression of my career into and out and back into of contracting. It’s has been bad and good. (At the time of writing, it is good again, just in case you’re wondering.) The 30 minutes […]

Found a Foreword and Releasing that Java EE 7 Cat

23 May 2013 Comments off

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It’s time to release that Java EE 7 cat out of the bag.  I’m very excited about delivering this first technical book. I have the pleasure of announcing that the great Markus Eisele has agreed to write the foreword to my forthcoming book: Java EE 7 Developer Handbook from Packt Pub. Markus Eisele is an […]

Devoxx UK Discount Code

16 March 2013 Comments off

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If you still are want to attend Devoxx UK. You can still do; SPUK13 is the discount code, but not for long. I believe this is a terrific opportunity for you to see the Devoxx brand right on our doorsteps in full operation. The French side of the franchise has already sold out. I also […]

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