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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Architect

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A Remedy for the Typesafe Activators messes up my Cygwin terminal

15 June 2015 Comments off

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Using the Type Activator activator command causes the terminal to become invisible. This bug actually existed in Play Framework 2 and even earlier. It is still around today and it is really annoying when using Cygwin Terminal! My solution is to write a custom BASH script called myactivator: My script wraps the Typesafe activator shell […]

Coda Hale, Dropwizard and Scala

04 December 2014 Comments off

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I enjoyed working with Scala at my last client. One of the frameworks that we used there was Coda Hale‘s Dropwizard framework. The Dropwizard project, itself, is written against Java, and provided a nice bunch of friendly open source frameworks and applications already integrated together in read-to-run server. The developer just writes configuration, resources and […]

A Scala development task for ACME

26 November 2014 Comments off

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I recently took part in a Scala development task for ACME. I spent about a few hours over a weekend in mid November on it. I completed the task in Scala 2.11 and against the popular Drop Wizard IO project. It you are interested you can go and review the ACME Server project on Github […]

JavaOne 2014: Developing Java EE 7 Applications with Scala (CON2644)

20 October 2014 Comments off

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Here is the slide deck to my JavaOne 2014, San Franciso, talk Developing Java EE 7 Applications with Scala (CON2644) as a PDF. It seems that Slideshare still messes up the heavy graphical content design of my slides. You can find the entire code to the presentation on GitHub and yes the examples do all […]

Scala Maps and Sorting

04 June 2014 Comments off

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This is blog entry originally written in the middle May 2014. I also seem to writing this code every 3 months or so and then I forgot. So I need a trigger to remember exactly how to work Scala Maps and sort the entries by key. Let’s break out the Scala REPL. We will create […]

My Up and Coming Conferences

30 May 2014 Comments off

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I will be attending the following events for the remainder of 2014 Java Posse Roundup 2014 UK Edition I am only attending on the Wednesday, 11th June; Skills Matter; London, UK Devoxx UK 2014 Thursday and Friday, 12th and 13th June; Business Design Centre; London, UK I will be signing copies of my Java EE […]

JavaCro 2014

15 April 2014 Comments off

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I will be seeing some Croatian friends in May in Porec, thanks to the organisers JavaCro 2014, who kindly sent an invitation to come and speak at their conference. I will give two talks: one keynote and a technical session. The working titles are Digital Development with Java EE and Mixing Scala with Java EE […]

Cake Pattern, Self Types and Realistic Example

09 April 2014 Comments off

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Original drafted 17 March 2014 for an incomplete article. The Cake pattern for Scala using a flaming cake as well. This is the quasi-production code: This is the learning test code: Assuming that you know what you are doing: insert this code into a test Scala project with a decent IDE. Run the test should […]

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 […]

JavaPosse Episode #434 Functional Programming on the JVM

02 July 2013 Comments off

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Here is a recording from the JavaPosse Round-Up 2013, which I attended this February in Crested Butte, Colorado. I put a yellow post-it note on the church board with an umbrella term: Functional Programming on the JVM/Java. It was one of the days in the morning where the open space conference really did not have […]

ACCU 2013 Taking Scala to the Enterprise: Slidedeck

13 April 2013 Comments off

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Thanks to all of the organisers at the ACCU 2013 and to the people I met at the conference in Bristol. I only spent two days over in the West Country, and they were very enjoyable. Actually, I found the Marriott Bristol City Hotel as a great location, as it was nice to walk [at […]

Wednesday JPR 2013

03 March 2013 Comments off

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Wednesday was my absolute favourite day of the round-up. It was mid-week, we were half way through, already, the round-up. But before I can begin, I must say many of us had a late night at Joe Webber’s Princess bar. The jet lag had caught up with me by then, and the morning was rough, […]

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