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Position Statement for the JCP Executive Committee Nomination 2016

10 November 2016 Comments off

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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. […]

Follow up to the “Java EE in Crisis” article

10 June 2016 Comments off

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Recently, I posted an blog article about the current crisis around Java EE. You might also be interested in an interview that I had with JAXenter (Java EE Guardians speak bluntly: “Java EE cannot be run exclusively by the community”). Adam Bien, a fellow Java Champion, also had his say on the current status of […]

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 […]

Java Performance Tuning on Crete

15 September 2011 Comments off

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I have been fortunate to attend Kirk Pepperdine’s Java Performance Tuning course on the beautiful Mediterranean island Crete. My journey started on 11 September 2011 at London Gatwick. With a flight delayed for 90 minutes I arrived late on Sunday evening. I met up with Kirk Pepperdine in the lobby of the Perle Spa Hotel, […]

Cuke-Up 2011 Amazing Specifications By Example

25 March 2011 Comments off

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Wow! I was really amazed by today’s Coke-Up conference at Skills Matter. It was a worthwhile experience and it was great to meet some of the members. First, let me say it was a complete different crowd of Londoners and software developers than I was used to. Most of the folk in my network are […]

You Talk For Long Times: Tale of Two Agilities

22 March 2011 Comments off

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Today, I know for a fact, that the market is dead. It is easy to see why it is, and why everyone involved agile or agility or so bloody confused.   The Tale of Two Agilities by Barry Hawkins, XtraNormals.    Explicit material over 16’s only: adult, swearing, alcohol We do Agile at my job […]

QCon London 2011 Java Community Panel

09 March 2011 Comments off

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Thursday 4:50PM March 11, 2011 is the date and time. Location is the Rutherford room at Queen Elizabeth II Centre. The occasion is QCon London 2011 conference. I will be joining the Patrick Curran, of the Java Community Process (The JCP) in a panel discussion. Patrick Curran is the chairman of the JCP, works in […]

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