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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Developer Architect

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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

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 […]

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 […]

JavaOne 2015 Rapid accelerated thoughts so far

27 October 2015 Comments off

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I thought that I would put out some of my JavaOne 2015 journalistic blogging thoughts. The push to MODULES is in ernest. Mark Reinhold is asking for help to test the JDK 9 early releases. He want to ensure that Project Jigsaw is “done right” without breaking the guarantees of the Java platform: (developer) usability, […]

IntelliJ IDEA 14 RC 2 Looking Good

16 November 2014 Comments off

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JetBrains announced another pre-release of the fabulous IntelliJ IDEA 14 RC2, which I installed yesterday. For me, it is already working fine and they appeared to have a fixed troublesome core dump editor bug. The current IDE 13.1.5 crashes on Mac OS X and Windows, because a project compiled against Java 7 cannot be deployed […]

JavaOne 2014 Impressum

08 October 2014 Comments off

6 minutes

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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. I have reserved this technical […]

JavaOne 2014: Conferences conflict with contractual interests

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  The Duke’s Street Cafe where engineers can have a hallway conversation on the street. Incompatible with contracting   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 […]

JavaOne 2014 in Depth

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“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” Steve Paul Jobs I attended many more sessions at  JavaOne 2014  than I would have if I had to perform lots of sessions. This circumstance allowed me to relax, to put my feet up as it were. I spoke […]

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