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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Developer Architect

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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 2012 Report Part 2

13 October 2012 Comments off

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The theme of this year’s JavaOne was Make The Future Java. Was this tagline a clever choice of words? Maybe an implied call to action? It would appear that Oracle are relying more and more on community involvement to ensure certain products were. View from the Villa Florence, JavaOne had unseasonal sunny weather, we were […]

QCon London 2012 Part 2

18 March 2012 Comments off

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  The last day of QCon, Friday, had already started with a keynote, Resilient Response in Complex System, John Allspaw. The general advice was concentrate on recovery rather than attempting to avoid failure. The talk emphasized the need to train developers and operators in failure situation, following the model of military or emergency services. The […]

From Large to Small

15 January 2012 Comments off

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About seven weeks ago now [Editor: 15 January 2012], I walked into to the office of IB Boost Limited. I surprised myself at the end of my journey. It was a new challenge and I was looking forward to it. When I left Lloyds Banking Group twelve months earlier or so, I knew that was […]

Scala Adoption Seems To Be Going Well

23 June 2011 4 comments

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  So I was at the Scala Exchange at Skills Matter last week. It was a really great mini-conference that happened in the middle of personal awkward time, a somewhat busy and confusing place in my space-time, my corner of the universe. Thanks for the invitation by Skills Matter as London’s only Java Champion, one […]

A Week of Scala: Historical Trip Down Memory Lane

15 April 2011 Comments off

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  My week of Scala continues at the ACCU 2011 in Oxford. I will be here, incidentally, until Saturday lunchtime. At least that is the plan. The Stream First let me add some record of tweet to my presentation yesterday. You can also download my ACCU 2011 Introduction to Scala presentation direct from XeNoNiQUe. Otherwise […]

Cuke-Up 2011 Amazing Specifications By Example

25 March 2011 Comments off

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Wow! I was really amazed by today’s Coke-Up conference at Skills Matter. It was a worthwhile experience and it was great to meet some of the members. First, let me say it was a complete different crowd of Londoners and software developers than I was used to. Most of the folk in my network are […]

Deeply Worried Q1 – Q2

16 March 2011 2 comments

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I have just had massive blow out. I seem to be fighting and arguing all the time now with close people near me. I feel ratty even talking to acquaintances. A turning point has been reach, and I honestly do not what on earth to do next about it. It would appear that investment banks […]

QCon London 2011 Experiences and Community

12 March 2011 Comments off

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Today, I feel humbled to experience another QCon London conference. It is the fourth time I have been involved, and I consider it the biggest event in my home town. What were my favourite events and happenings at QCon? Meeting with the people and having inspired conservations about technology Meeting Wendy Devolder of SkillsMatter and […]

I Eat Humble Pie Too

10 March 2011 1 comment

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Today, I was at the wonderful and fabulous QCon London conference at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre. It was an absolute privilege to be there again. This is probably the best developer event in London aimed at corporate and professional engineers. I met some great people today, networked with a couple of German engineers […]

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