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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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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 […]

ACCU 2013 Scala in the Enterprise Talk

03 September 2013 Comments off

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My Predictions InfoQ (and my good friend Floyd Marinescu) has published my talk from the ACCU 2013Conference in Bristol. I made some predictions to growth of languages of the JVM in 2011. The growth of Scala the programming language is good and yet I see the interest is not quite exploding as I thought it originally […]

Book Review of Arquillian Testing Guide by John D. Ament

02 June 2013 Comments off

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Here is a review of Arquillian Testing Guide by John D. Ament published by Packt Publishing. Before I give my opinion of his book, let me first make a disclaimer. I am also a Packt Pub author. I am the author of the up and coming Java EE 7 Developer Handbook (September 2013). Mr Ament […]

Found a Foreword and Releasing that Java EE 7 Cat

23 May 2013 Comments off

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It’s time to release that Java EE 7 cat out of the bag.  I’m very excited about delivering this first technical book. I have the pleasure of announcing that the great Markus Eisele has agreed to write the foreword to my forthcoming book: Java EE 7 Developer Handbook from Packt Pub. Markus Eisele is an […]

Build GlassFish 4.0 Snapshots Yourself

16 March 2013 Comments off

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This post is about building GlassFish 4.0 snapshots release yourself and includes hacks. I found the official Instruction for FullBuild of GlassFish and then decided to build the server myself. Sometimes, you may not want to wait for the GlassFish build files to be promoted by the team. In this entry, I reference Artifactory as […]

Agile Software Developer Terminology for New Programmers

21 December 2012 2 comments

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This is a post for new developers, young, inexperienced or old and retraining into information technology. Recently, I had a discussion with many engineers at one of those many London user group nights about how there is so much new stuff that we have to explain to people new to programming. One person had to […]

NightHacking Tour with Stephen Chin

20 November 2012 Comments off

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On Monday 19th November 2012, in the evening, I interviewed for the final episode of the Nighthacking tour by Stephen Chin, who is an Oracle Evangelist for Java, Chairperson of the JavaOne Program committee, and also a Java Champion a.k.a @steveonjava. We talked about ScalaFX the open source Domain Specific Language and Scala library framework for […]

Silicon Valley Code Camp 2012

16 October 2012 Comments off

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After the exertions of JavaOne 2012, I was very glad of the relative warmth, wide-range green, autumn plucky country-side feel of Los Altos Hill. On Saturday, 6th October and partially Sunday 7th I was down at Foot Hill College for another dose of the Silicon Valley Code Camp. For people in Silicon Valley, a weekend […]

Silicon Valley Code Camp 2012

08 October 2012 Comments off

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The Silicon Valley Code Camp is a free event organised Peter Kellner and others every year in October. The SVCC talkes place at Foot Hill College, Los Altos Hills, California. It is now in its seventh edition, which in my opinion extraordinary. This years unofficial attendance was about 3800 participants, over range of technologies. It […]

TUT5466 – JavaFX 2: A Java Developer’s Guide

02 October 2012 Comments off

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TUT5466 – JavaFX 2: A Java Developer’s Guide Peter Pilgrim – Developer Consultant, Independent Contractor Stephen Chin – Java Evangelist, Oracle Tuesday, Oct 2, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Hilton San Francisco – Continental Ballroom 1/2/3 Source Code is here temporarily Build it with Gradle A Note to self Tweet

Building ScalaFX 1.0 with Gradle 1.1

28 August 2012 2 comments

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After becoming a little disenchanted with the SBT for Scala, I wanted an alternative that was more logical, simpler to understand and had a better user experience. After all, the whole point of a domain specific language is to make the writing of the script, formulae or grammar to be affordable to the users. A […]

Ubuntu ActiveMQ Initialisation Scripts

30 March 2012 Comments off

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Recently, I have been working with Ubuntu in a Virtual Box VM and setting up ActiveMQ for testing. I wanted to create a VM with an already running ActiveMQ as a service, whenever I started it. In order to do this, I set up ActiveMQ as a Linux intialisation service. I installed ActiveMQ first by […]

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