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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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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 […]

Here is Why DEV Contracting is Going Down the Tubes

28 June 2014 Comments off

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This came through the email box on 26th June 2014, verbatim text (apart from the emphasis mine) Dear, I am looking for Content management @ London, UK Please share your contact number. If this position of no interest, please refer your friends/ colleagues by making me in CC . Job Spec: · Hands on experience […]

Scala Maps and Sorting

04 June 2014 Comments off

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This is blog entry originally written in the middle May 2014. I also seem to writing this code every 3 months or so and then I forgot. So I need a trigger to remember exactly how to work Scala Maps and sort the entries by key. Let’s break out the Scala REPL. We will create […]

My Up and Coming Conferences

30 May 2014 Comments off

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I will be attending the following events for the remainder of 2014 Java Posse Roundup 2014 UK Edition I am only attending on the Wednesday, 11th June; Skills Matter; London, UK Devoxx UK 2014 Thursday and Friday, 12th and 13th June; Business Design Centre; London, UK I will be signing copies of my Java EE […]

JavaCro 2014

16 May 2014 Comments off

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What an amazing week it was! On Monday, I gave a keynote presentation to JavaCro 2014. We flew into Zagreb in Sunday, were given a ride by Marko Elezović to Porec. The conference took place at the Valamar Diamant hotel and there some 250 Croatian developers and designers taking part. The JavaCro conference is a […]

Cake Pattern, Self Types and Realistic Example

09 April 2014 Comments off

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Original drafted 17 March 2014 for an incomplete article. The Cake pattern for Scala using a flaming cake as well. This is the quasi-production code: This is the learning test code: Assuming that you know what you are doing: insert this code into a test Scala project with a decent IDE. Run the test should […]

Getting Started with Java EE 7 Developer Handbook

15 December 2013 Comments off

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I posted a video introduction for readers who are learning Java EE for the first time. This is useful for budding engineers who bought my recent book, Java EE 7 Developer Handbook, and want to understand how build the software using Git and Gradle. Introduction to Java EE 7 Developer Handbook from Peter Pilgrim on […]

My HTTP Response Java Enumeration Type (Contracting;-)

27 November 2013 4 comments

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Here is a HTTP Response Java Enumeration type from yesteryear. In some client’s project, I have seen various constants like this: Which is absolutely awful and these constants are not consistently used in the code base. Worse of all, the code I have refactored will use literal constants. Even more worse, is the fact these […]

Reprise CON4279 Test-Driven Development with Java EE 7 Talk

30 October 2013 Comments off

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At last, I have the October screencast, as I promised weeks ago whilst in the USA. This is a reprisal of my JavaOne 2013 talk, which was called Test-Driven Development with Java EE 7, Arquillian and Enterprise Containers. The conference id was CON4279. As I reprised this JavaOne talk, I actually then realised that it […]

My First Technical Book

29 October 2013 1 comment

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I arrived back in the UK after a trip to JavaOne and a tour of California. After hugs and kisses from family and dealing with other matter, there was package waiting in the hallway. I finally saw three copies of the Java EE 7 Developer Handbook. This is what crossing the finishing looks like in […]

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