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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Developer Architect

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Devoxx 2019 – Why we pair?

10 November 2019 No comments

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Last Thursday, at Devoxx Belgim 2019, I presented a talk called “Why we pair?” This is my talk on Youtube ?       Here is feedback from my talk:   Peter Koch (@petikoch)   Ko Turk (@KoTurk77)   Gerry Noij (@Misano9699 Supreme benefits)   Gerry Noij (@Misano9699 Challengers)     Google Slides (Readonly access): […]

Hot shot 007 – Decent DevOps Defined

19 July 2018 Comments off

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This are my verbatim notes to the PEAT UK podcast:     Hot shot 007 – Decent DevOps Defined   Thursday, 12th July 2018   Hello there once again to another hot shot. My name is Peter Pilgrim, Platform engineer and DevOps specialist, and Java Champion. What is a definition of decent DevOps? Here is […]

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 […]

Day 1 Contract Mac OS X Client

29 October 2013 Comments off

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Hey this is just for me. Every time I start a new contract at client that has Mac OS X computers I find myself repeating setup just like Groundhog Day. First thing is to set up BASH PROFILE Set up BASH profile with the following command. Substitute your own reference to Oracle or Apple provided […]

2011 The Year of Chasing Pavements

15 January 2012 6 comments

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I remember the year 2010 for the FIFA World Cup Final in South Africa watching the amazing tournament matches on BBC TV. Sadly, 2010 marked end of the JAVAWUG, I stopped leading the Java User Group, because attendance to the monthly talks nosedived in the summer mouths. I had had enough of running a user […]

Install JavaFX Runtime Into Local Maven Repository

17 October 2011 9 comments

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In order to get JavaFX 2.0 to work with a Maven Repository, requires some fudge factor. Because one cannot simply redistribute JavaFX Library, you have to install the libraries manually into a local Maven repository. This is my MSDOS command script to do it: Once you have the local repository set up, once include a […]

JavaPosse Round Up 2011 Closing Session Episode 343.5

06 June 2011 3 comments

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  Hello there! This is a blog entry is just an embedded Vimeo Plug-in. It is my video recording of the JavaPosse Round-Up 2011 closing session. I edited it a couple of months ago and locked it privately and now it is time to unlock it. I always take a video camcorder to Colorado for […]

Finished at Fifty: Is This The Future Abyss That We Are All Looking At?

25 April 2011 Comments off

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  @peter_pilgrim: Ow! I watched panorama via the iplayer finished at fifty https://tinyurl.com/3dm2yzn and the future  prospects were bleak @imccaffery: @peter_pilgrim i know the future is bleak i was on the programme   British Television viewers are probably very familiar with Panorama, the investigative journal program on the terrestrial  BBC ONE TV. I watched this […]

JavaPosse Episode 347: Technical Leadership

21 April 2011 Comments off

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On a much happier note – Yes. You can breathe a sign of relief at this blog entry – I have time to tell you about Episode 347 of the JavaPosse podcast. This was record at the Round-Up 2011, in Crested Butte, Colorado in February. This was the session that I hosted and shared, called […]

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