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Can’t Change; Won’t Change

31 January 2013 1 comment

2 minutes

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I have called this piece: Can’t Change, Won’t Change. It is about what I found in recent years working in the financial services industry, in particular inside investment banking. I witnessed Agile adoption inside these organisations. Sad to say, it did not happen. Instead, lip service was paid to say SCRUM, for example. A lot […]

From Large to Small

15 January 2012 Comments off

2 minutes

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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 […]

Scalafication of an Equity Quote Application Part 3

26 July 2011 Comments off

7 minutes

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This is the final part in a series of article about porting an existing Java application to Scala. The application calls the Yahoo! Financial web service and retrieve stock quotes for the user, storing them in a local repository. The original Java project was described in the part one. In the part two of this […]

Scalafication of a Java Equity Quote Application Part 1

01 July 2011 2 comments

10 minutes

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Here follows in these series of three article is a description of Scala application that ported from Java. I would prefer to call this work a “Scalafication”. Many people are thinking about Scala Adoption as it gets important interest from the wider community. Did you know that Professor Martin Odersky won the Java Top Ambassador […]

Deeply Worried Q1 – Q2

16 March 2011 2 comments

6 minutes

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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 […]

Black People Will Never Be Promoted (Audio Boo Rough 174)

01 February 2011 1 comment

5 minutes

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As I write this early in the morning I am really tired on being on the back side of what counts as information technology. Recently a friend asked me to simple two questions. I could not give a satisfactory answer.  The questions were why are you (as in me) not yet a manager of a […]

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