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Contractor Rates Don’t Track With Inflation

30 June 2014 2 comments

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Contractor rates have not been tracking inflation in the United Kingdom for the past decade from 2004 to 2014. I found some information from the IT Jobs Watch site to back this claim. Source data: IT Jobs Watch site on Java People complain about contractors being expensive, but we have to take care of our […]

Here is Why DEV Contracting is Going Down the Tubes

28 June 2014 Comments off

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This came through the email box on 26th June 2014, verbatim text (apart from the emphasis mine) Dear, I am looking for Content management @ London, UK Please share your contact number. If this position of no interest, please refer your friends/ colleagues by making me in CC . Job Spec: · Hands on experience […]

Book signing at Devoxx UK 2014

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This is a post that almost got away. You probably already follow my twitter feed @peter_pilgrim. I had a fabulous book signing event on Friday. All I want to do express my thanks to the Java Community Process for supporting me and to my publisher Packt Pub for helping up expediently. Incidentally, the JCP is […]

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 […]

Mreža Magazine Interview

22 June 2014 Comments off

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A little over a month ago, I flew over to JavaCro and gave a keynote and a session presentation. I completed an interview for Mreža magazine, which is in Croatian. The organisers were graciously kind to send me a couple of souvenir copies of the magazine. Mreza, Croatia sent me physical copies of their magazine, […]

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 […]

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