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Devoxx 2016 Part 2 – Gallery

18 November 2016 Comments off

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These are selection of photos from Devoxx trip:     Cassandra Clark of Oracle community outreach interviews Antonio Gonclaves on the OTN stand     I also was interviewed by Cassandra earlier in the day. Look out for my OTN interview soon.     Sven Reimers is a member of the Netbeans Dream Team   […]

Digital Java EE 7 Training Series 1 Episode 2

04 November 2016 Comments off

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This episode is all about the overview Java Enterprise technology from first principles. I will take you through the stack from the hardware to the Java classes whilst flying at 30,000 feet in the air. I will be your pilot over the layers of abstractions for 30 minutes or so from the depth of the […]

Contractors: Avoid TEST-FIRST software engineering testing platforms

20 July 2016 2 comments

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I recommend experienced contractors avoid software engineering testing platforms especially when the client requests you complete a test before a telephone or face-to-face interview. In other word, avoid TEST-FIRST. Of course, you might exactly know what you are getting into, conduct research and seeing it for yourself. Just know the consequences. I took a Hacker […]

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 […]

Why aren’t you getting the best contractors and what can you do about it (Part 2)

18 July 2016 3 comments

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Why aren’t you getting the best contractors and what can you do about it In Part 1, we look into the question of why companies suck at finding great contractors. We covered reviewing the genuine opportunity. We touched on why demand for great contractors outstrips the supply. We saw why TEST-FIRST recruitment is an abject […]

Why aren’t you getting the best contractors and what can you do about it (Part 1)

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Why aren’t you getting the best contractors and what can you do about it Part 1 If you are reading this article, the chances are you are a technical leader, a team manager or service delivery manager, and there is a probability that you are making mistakes finding the best contractors. The end result is […]

The Future – No more writing books for me anymore – Not fun

26 October 2015 Comments off

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In the future, you make your own or else somebody makes it for you. That’s my philosophy for things in life that you have control of. On the other hand, there are a lot of things that not in your control. It was General Eisenhower who said something about plans are useless, but planning is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is TDD Dead Or Alive?

10 July 2014 Comments off

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This blog post is for those of you who are unaware that there is a major debate in contemporary software development happening now, today. People have been wondering about the value of Test-Driven Development (TDD) for a long while, but it was not until David Heinemeier Hansson of 37 Signals  posted a blog article on […]

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 […]

#ITMustChange2014 – Market Risk Role Java Job Question 2011

12 January 2014 2 comments

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This is one old Java question from 2011 that landed on my desk. Admittedly, at the time, I was really looking for permanent role, senior Java developer in investment banking in London. I had given up on searching for that perfect banking Scala programming role, I went back to job hunting on Java EE 6, […]

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