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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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Experimental Podcast Series 1 on SoundCloud

16 November 2017 No comments

3 minutes

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Hi All Recently, I have been experimenting with podcasting again as an adjunct to blogging, which is most definitely all about written English word. Podcasting is audio and potentially has more reach than a normal blog and that is the reason I am pushing out again on this media channel type . In fact, I […]

JavaOne 2017 gallery in pictures

18 October 2017 No comments

4 minutes

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This is a photo blog article about the JavaOne 2017 conference that took place in San Francisco, California, USA during the first week of October. The selected gallery     Surprisingly, Oracle did not announced any news about the future of Java for mobile and embedded devices, given this photo is a close example of […]

JavaOne in Depth 2017

11 October 2017 Comments off

9 minutes

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In this article, I delve in more detail in Javaone 2017.     Java Future Does Java the programming language have a future? If you have wondered about this very question in the long term (beyond 10 years) then from this conference the answer is a resounding yes. With the release of JDK 9, the […]

Why is software development hard and why is it getting harder?

04 July 2017 Comments off

1 minute

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I am an avid listener of Paul Boag and his long standing award-winning podcast Boagworld, which is started as a web design over a decade ago and evolved to user experience UX, service and governance. I admit that I am fan almost right from the beginning. I learnt a lot digital from following Paul. So, […]

Please don’t hire me

22 November 2016 Comments off

1 minute

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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 with sustainability […]

Position Statement for the JCP Executive Committee Nomination 2016

10 November 2016 Comments off

3 minutes

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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

4 minutes

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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

4 minutes

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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

15 minutes

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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 […]

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