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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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Please don’t hire me

22 November 2016 Comments off

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If you don’t want someone to challenge you and suggest ides. Please don’t hire me.     In 2017, I want to work with engaging clients that have very clear ideas about adaptive software development, who are open to different ideas and opinions, who would like to really transform not just digitally, but sustainability.   […]

Position Statement for the JCP Executive Committee Nomination 2016

10 November 2016 Comments off

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I have put myself forward for the JCP (Java Community Process) elections in order to participate in the Executive Committee. To be honest, I have little experience in political and I know at this time, many of you will be feeling jaded about the real politics. However, this issue is about the future of Java. […]

Press Update: 39 Java experts that you should follow on Twitter

03 September 2016 2 comments

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Some quick news and views I was completely taken back by the promotion by Tech Beacon: 39 Java experts that you should follow on Twitter. I have found in this industry especially that credit is rarely given, and if you luckily enough to be at the stage of life that someone else awards you with […]

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 […]

Interview text for Response to Oracle Java EE 8 Plan

08 August 2016 Comments off

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I replied to Paul Krill for his recent news article on Infoworld. This is my exact verbatim reply to his questions: Paul:     Are you satisfied with this plan? Me:     Well the simple answer is no. Paul:     Any criticism? Me:     It is not much of a plan, because […]

How to hire an elite level international football head coach and what you can’t do bugger about it

19 July 2016 Comments off

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Based the last blog entries: Part 1 and Part 2. This is tongue-in-check, however please read it and the last paragraph. Today, 19th July, I saw somebody had tweeted about Head Coach job specification for Belgium. Discover the desired profile of the new Belgian Red Devils’ head coach. – Experience and results in the currently […]

Comprehending Ulterior Motives and Forces around Software Technology Standards

02 July 2016 Comments off

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An Introduction to Software Standards What are technology standards? Essentially, a technology standard is a common agreement on the application programming interface (API) and / or communication protocol in a vertical sector. Standards can be big or small. They have a profound affect on the choices of the software developer community. When technical leaders have […]

Follow up to the “Java EE in Crisis” article

10 June 2016 Comments off

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Recently, I posted an blog article about the current crisis around Java EE. You might also be interested in an interview that I had with JAXenter (Java EE Guardians speak bluntly: “Java EE cannot be run exclusively by the community”). Adam Bien, a fellow Java Champion, also had his say on the current status of […]

Java EE 8 in Crisis

09 June 2016 7 comments

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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 in Pictures (Part 2)

06 November 2015 Comments off

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Shout outs This year at JavaOne 2015, these are the shout-outs, in no particular order: Victor Leonel Orozco Kota Fujita Pratik Patel Alexis Lopez Jorge Vargas Naoko Hamamoto Harold Ogle Heather Vancura Sooyol Yang Ivar Grimstad Shlomi Ben Haim Werner Keil Ixchel Ruiz and Andres Almiray Fred Simon Csaba Toth Jenny Heckler Mark Heckler Oscar […]

JavaOne 2015 in Pictures (Part 1)

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This is the photo visitation of my blog around the JavaOne 2015 conference, which is the twentieth edition.   Java Leader’s breakfast exhibition in Sunady morning.   San Francisco, late autumn whatever your style.   Java Keynote at the Moscone Center   On User Group Sunday, Bruno Souza grabbed Java leaders, champions, including myself to […]

JavaOne 2015 – The Twentieth Edition Ten Takeaways

05 November 2015 Comments off

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We have just had the twentieth edition of JavaOne in San Francisco. This would be my twelfth attendance in unbroken series since 2004. What are the biggest lessons that potentially shed a light into the Java’s future. Modularisation struggle It has taken almost nine years from the first mention of modules at Java 2007, or […]

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