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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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Where There is Still Hope

04 December 2012 Comments off

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On Monday evening, 3rd December, 2012, I went along to the British Computer Society London in the Strand for a lecture from non other than Professor Sir Tony Hoare. It is not everyday you get meet a personality who has been so well deserved lauded in the computer science, in its history and its modernity and  brief time […]

NightHacking Tour with Stephen Chin

20 November 2012 Comments off

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On Monday 19th November 2012, in the evening, I interviewed for the final episode of the Nighthacking tour by Stephen Chin, who is an Oracle Evangelist for Java, Chairperson of the JavaOne Program committee, and also a Java Champion a.k.a @steveonjava. We talked about ScalaFX the open source Domain Specific Language and Scala library framework for […]

Emancipated

19 October 2012 Comments off

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By the beginning of September 2012, my consultancy contract, ended after 10 months. In a lot of ways, it was an interesting experience, a game of two halves. The first half was in-house and learned Spring Integration, Enterprise Application Integration, properly. Whereas in the past, I only touched on the periphery of these ideas, using […]

Visit Google SF and California Tour

16 October 2012 Comments off

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Van Riper invited JUG leaders and Java Champions to visit Google San Francisco. After the last sessions of the JavaOne conference, circa 5pm on Thursday evening, we walked as the motley crew from Hilton SF, to Google’s office next door to the Embarcadaro bridge. It was a real blast, and the hosts treated us fine. […]

From Large to Small

15 January 2012 Comments off

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About seven weeks ago now [Editor: 15 January 2012], I walked into to the office of IB Boost Limited. I surprised myself at the end of my journey. It was a new challenge and I was looking forward to it. When I left Lloyds Banking Group twelve months earlier or so, I knew that was […]

Xmas 2011 Audioboos Special Episodes

20 December 2011 Comments off

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Dear All I have been recording seasonal Audioboo episodes for your delectation. I wish you all Happy Holidays, Merry Xmas, Kwanza, Winter Break, Solstice, and generally wellbeing, health and happiness. Take care. Xmas Boos Episode 1: Scala Adoption Financial Service? Yeah:-/ (mp3) Xmas Boos Episode 2: Aim for Timeless Software Quality over Quantity (mp3) Xmas […]

JavaOne 2011 Wrap Up

10 October 2011 2 comments

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Wow! What a week it has been in California at JavaOne. [FULL VERSION – After the crash of flaming Microsoft Live Writer, I recovered and improved this blog entry.]   View from Hotel Nikko upper level looking down on the Mason Street Buzz Cafe, Chill Out Area The biggest news of the event were the […]

NEW! Presentation Skills Pronto App for Android

08 August 2011 Comments off

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Android is two things as far as I am concerned: It is a software development kit for developing mobile and embedded applications Android applications run on the Android platform I helped to develop an Android application called Presentation Skills Pronto with Terry Neason at TLC Powertalk. The app consists of media players that allows users […]

The Collective Summer Camp UK Continues

26 July 2011 Comments off

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  In the first three weeks of July, I was super-busy, so The Collective Summer Camp UK had to take a backseat while I sorted out stuff. I am still pushing on with this event. I believe definitely that we should have this style of event happening in the UK. We have create the flaming […]

Meet Your JavaOne 2011 Rich Media Track Reviewer

24 July 2011 Comments off

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In April, 2011, I received one morning an email from Simon Ritter one of Sun Microsystems long standing Java Evangelists and now Oracle. The message was an invitation to be a part of Java SE, Client Side Technologies, and Rich User Experiences track. The track included all JavaFX sessions submitted along with any other UI […]

The Collective Summer Camp UK

01 July 2011 Comments off

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  Hi Everyone! I am sorry if this has taken longer to announce than when I first tweeted it on Twitter on Sunday 25th August 2011. I am organising the first Collective Sumer Camp UK, which inspired by my experience of attending the JavaPosse Round Up for three years in a row (2009, 2010, and […]

Money

24 June 2011 Comments off

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Prince And The New Generation – Don’t Matter 2 Nite – One of the Purple Man’s very best songs that he has ever written, sung and performed. I remember listening to this sound way back in the 1990s. The first time was during my time beating the recession in the 1990s. There was no Euro. […]

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