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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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Press Update: 39 Java experts that you should follow on Twitter

03 September 2016 2 comments

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Some quick news and views I was completely taken back by the promotion by Tech Beacon: 39 Java experts that you should follow on Twitter. I have found in this industry especially that credit is rarely given, and if you luckily enough to be at the stage of life that someone else awards you with […]

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 […]

Digital Java EE 7 and Development Handbook Double e-Book Promotion Offer

02 February 2016 Comments off

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My publisher, Packt Pub, has very kindly proposed a promotional offer for both of my Java EE 7 e-books. You can get a copy of Digital Java EE 7 and Java EE 7 Developer Handbook now.   OFFER: Buy either of the eBooks for 50% off and a 50% off on the purchase of both the […]

Thanksgiving 50% off sale promotion for my Digital JavaEE 7 book

26 November 2015 Comments off

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Hi All My publisher, Packt Pubishing, has very kindly organised a 50% off sale promotion for my latest book Digital JavaEE 7 Web Application Development.     To take advantage of this fabulous offer, follow this link [opens a new tab on the Packt Pub offer web site]. Actually, the Thanksgiving sale is from the […]

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: Conferences conflict with contractual interests

08 October 2014 Comments off

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  The Duke’s Street Cafe where engineers can have a hallway conversation on the street. Incompatible with contracting   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 […]

Retracing JavaOne 2014

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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. JavaOne 2014 is my ten […]

Where Are All The Black People in IT?

05 July 2014 3 comments

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Recently, I flicked through the faces of all of the presentations titles from Google I/O 2014 videos, I saw only one person who was black. She was from Ethiopia and was talking about a very worthy cause, solving the food shortage in Africa and making the cost of food production cheaper so that everyone could […]

Buy My JavaEE 7 Book in Packt’s 10th Birthday Celebrations

04 July 2014 Comments off

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My publisher Packt are celebrating 10 years of success with over 2000 Titles in its Library. To celebrate this huge milestone, Packt is offering all of its eBooks and Videos at just 10.00 USD each. You have the perfect opportunity to buy my Java EE 7 Developer Handbook. There you go 🙂 +PP+ Tweet

Book Signing for Chris Phelps at the JPR14

16 May 2014 Comments off

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This was one that almost got away. Chris Phelps from Boulder brought his copy of my Java EE 7 Developer Handbook to the JavaPosse Roundup 2014 in Crested Butte, Colorado. On the last morning of our merry gathering on the white snowy mountains, at the outgoing breakfast, I signed his book at Bruce Eckel’s house. […]

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