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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Developer Architect

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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 – 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 […]

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

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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 […]

LinkedIn Request, Facebook Requests

24 June 2014 Comments off

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Over 16 year age content I use Linked-In as online curriculum vitae and a career profile, and you may have seen post earlier in the year about my disgust at the IT industry recruitment practices. I am up to now several hundred plus linked-in requests that have overloaded my mail inbox over there. Admittedly, I […]

Poke Life And Something Will Pop Out: Steve Jobs

05 November 2011 Comments off

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I have been going through my photographs from my October 2011 California trip. It is time to share and poke life. (See below for Dennis Ritchie)   Here’s a guy that revolutionised the computer industry, the music industry, the motion picture industry, the telephone industry. There’s four, and maybe more. That’s impact. Robert Cringely   […]

JavaOne 2011 Wrap Up

10 October 2011 2 comments

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Wow! What a week it has been in California at JavaOne. [FULL VERSION – After the crash of flaming Microsoft Live Writer, I recovered and improved this blog entry.]   View from Hotel Nikko upper level looking down on the Mason Street Buzz Cafe, Chill Out Area The biggest news of the event were the […]

Master Java Performance Tuning

24 July 2011 Comments off

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  About three weeks ago, I was watching a Film 4 late night with my partner. We stumbled upon on a martial-arts movie, called Ip Man. We thought it was one of the best Kung Fu movies of recent times, up there with Kung Fu Hustle. Donnie Yen who played Ip Man, a semi-biographically account […]

Scala Adoption: Learn A New Language People!

01 June 2011 Comments off

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Yay! The Scala Adoption (Episode 353) session from JavaPosse Round Up 2011 has been released. You can listen to the JavaPosse podcast episodes online at The Lounge or try this German website directly Podcast.de. The session was proposed by Diane Marsh and myself.  There is not much more I can say to add to the […]

Deliberate Introspection: Nobodys Fault But Mine

21 April 2011 Comments off

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  (PARENTAL GUIDANCE: THE BLOG ENTRY IS FOR THE OVER 18) Pick A Fight If a competitor sucks, say no. When you do that, you’ill find that others who agree with you will rally to your side. Being anti-laggard, anti-improvement, and anti-accepting-the-status-father-of-a-quo is a great way to differentiate yourself and attract followers.   The song […]

A Week In Scala: Pushing The Boundaries

17 April 2011 Comments off

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The Java software platform is now more diverse in terms of innovations and what is the next best thing. I just had brief overview view of the Ceylon JVM programming language. In my own view, this represents more evidence of a sea-change of thinking about Java the programming language. Figurehead and Leadership James Gosling was […]

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