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Hot shot 002 – Fast Introduction to Pivotal Cloud Foundry

06 April 2018 Comments off

2 minutes

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This are my verbatim notes to the PEAT UK podcast:     Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the professional enterprise solution of Cloud Foundry supplied to business. We tend to abbreviate it to PCF. Essentially PCF is largely the same code base as the open source Cloud Foundry on Github except for a bespoke components, which […]

My favourite Bash profile Linux and Mac OS X updated for 2018

19 February 2018 Comments off

10 minutes

2185

As a platform engineer, I want to keep a copy of a my favourite Linux Bash Profile in my blog on the public web, so that I do not have to keep making it up from scratch every time I configure a Virtual Machine. That was my user story from last week. Addendum I want […]

Exploring A New Brand Selection for the Java EE Platform (Rough Transcript)

23 November 2017 Comments off

3 minutes

514

Imagine going back in time to your childhood, imagine sitting again in the school playground with a white chalk in your hand. Playground has a large black tarmac surface. You stoop down low to the ground and draw the biggest and smoothest circle that you can with your big white chalk, you manage to draw […]

Experimental Podcast Series 1 on SoundCloud

16 November 2017 Comments off

3 minutes

471

Hi All Recently, I have been experimenting with podcasting again as an adjunct to blogging, which is most definitely all about written English word. Podcasting is audio and potentially has more reach than a normal blog and that is the reason I am pushing out again on this media channel type . In fact, I […]

JavaOne 2017 gallery in pictures

18 October 2017 Comments off

4 minutes

761

This is a photo blog article about the JavaOne 2017 conference that took place in San Francisco, California, USA during the first week of October. The selected gallery     Surprisingly, Oracle did not announced any news about the future of Java for mobile and embedded devices, given this photo is a close example of […]

JavaOne in Depth 2017

11 October 2017 Comments off

9 minutes

1953

In this article, I delve in more detail in Javaone 2017.     Java Future Does Java the programming language have a future? If you have wondered about this very question in the long term (beyond 10 years) then from this conference the answer is a resounding yes. With the release of JDK 9, the […]

Why is software development hard and why is it getting harder?

04 July 2017 Comments off

1 minute

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I am an avid listener of Paul Boag and his long standing award-winning podcast Boagworld, which is started as a web design over a decade ago and evolved to user experience UX, service and governance. I admit that I am fan almost right from the beginning. I learnt a lot digital from following Paul. So, […]

Position Statement for the JCP Executive Committee Nomination 2016

10 November 2016 Comments off

3 minutes

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I have put myself forward for the JCP (Java Community Process) elections in order to participate in the Executive Committee. To be honest, I have little experience in political and I know at this time, many of you will be feeling jaded about the real politics. However, this issue is about the future of Java. […]

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

03 September 2016 2 comments

4 minutes

789

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 […]

Ye Olde Monolith

09 August 2016 Comments off

16 minutes

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As a professional software engineer, you probably have encountered an architectural stumbling block known as a MONOLITH#1. A monolith is essentially a single tier application in enterprise architecture. Forget about the traditional break-down of Java EE application, where they break down an Uber-WAR file into presentation, business-logic and database tiers. That is just gloss over […]

Interview text for Response to Oracle Java EE 8 Plan

08 August 2016 Comments off

5 minutes

906

I replied to Paul Krill for his recent news article on Infoworld. This is my exact verbatim reply to his questions: Paul:     Are you satisfied with this plan? Me:     Well the simple answer is no. Paul:     Any criticism? Me:     It is not much of a plan, because […]

How to hire an elite level international football head coach and what you can’t do bugger about it

19 July 2016 Comments off

4 minutes

716

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 […]

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