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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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Elegance versus Functionality

24 March 2017 Comments off

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I found over decades of software development that the concept of elegance of code is at constant flux with the idea of functionality. Single Page Application paradigm #0 Hello there reader! I use these little pop overs dialogs to provide extra information to the article. Please click elsewhere on the view to dismiss it. Thank […]

Ye Olde Monolith

09 August 2016 Comments off

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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 […]

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 […]

Digital Development Java EE 7 Workshop – London – June 2016 – Agenda

04 May 2016 Comments off

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Several people have wondered about workshop / training course on Java EE 7 development with a modern web architectural focus, in particularly, I know some people have asked for information on building sustainable and adaptive software digitally. I am announcing a two day training course in London on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June 2016 […]

The Next Digital Transformation Engagement

27 April 2016 Comments off

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This is just a note to say, get in touch, especially, if you are looking for help with Java modernisation, moving from Java 7 to 8 and beyond and digital transformation of services. I am available for contract hire from May 2016. See my Linked-in Profile (new windows) for more information and how my strong […]

Digital Java EE 7 2016 Series 1 Episode 7 Debugging XenTracker AngularJS inside IDEA

05 March 2016 Comments off

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This episode is a show-and-tell that you explains clearly and succintly how to debug the XenTracker AngularJS application inside JetBrain’s IDEA. You will learn how to configure the GlassFish server runtime configuration so that you benefit from JVM HOTSWAP, which is critical for fast interactive modern digital development.     +PP+     Feedback is […]

Skill Up Offer with Digital Java EE 7

22 December 2015 Comments off

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Until 2016, every single PacktPub eBook including Digital Java EE 7 is available for just £4 (GBP) [$5 USD ]! This is a Packt Pub Special Offer! Merry Christmas   +PP+  Tweet

Whether using Spring Framework or not , why we are going to lose?

30 November 2015 Comments off

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A couple of fays again, on the Twitter sphere, I saw blog post by Sam Atkinson called Why I hate Spring. This blog entry was written well over a year ago in 2014, but then DZone actually picked up on it and published it. Atkinson is developer actually at the time of writing is travelling […]

Contracting #20 – How to get good at handling enquiries and telephone calls?

06 July 2015 2 comments

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I still see many contractors making the same mistakes over and over of not protecting their vital assets. Your social and business network is your life. You need to learn how to protect it and only provide suitable access for acquaintances, agents and brokers, when you know the other person reasonably well. Did you work […]

A Remedy for the Typesafe Activators messes up my Cygwin terminal

15 June 2015 Comments off

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Using the Type Activator activator command causes the terminal to become invisible. This bug actually existed in Play Framework 2 and even earlier. It is still around today and it is really annoying when using Cygwin Terminal! My solution is to write a custom BASH script called myactivator: My script wraps the Typesafe activator shell […]

A Scala development task for ACME

26 November 2014 Comments off

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I recently took part in a Scala development task for ACME. I spent about a few hours over a weekend in mid November on it. I completed the task in Scala 2.11 and against the popular Drop Wizard IO project. It you are interested you can go and review the ACME Server project on Github […]

Retracing JavaOne 2014

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. JavaOne 2014 is my ten […]

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