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27 March 2020 No comments

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NHS COVID-19 Coupons Free access to all of my Vimeo On-Demand online courses in 2020 if you have a family member that works in the UK National Health Service.     This can be your mummy, daddy, auntie, uncle, cousins, grandparents… and even you, yourself, if you currently work for the NHS. Please Just send […]

Intellij IDEA 19.3.3 hot deployment and update of web resources fails

28 February 2020 Comments off

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        This is a description of a bug in Intellij IDEA where I have a Java EE 7 web application that deploys to an application server. Here, I am using TomEE 9, however the same issues happens in Payara 5.191 and the bog standard Tomcat 8 / Tomcat 9. Essential Intellij fails […]

Hot shot 005 – Quick introduction Spock Testing framework

24 May 2018 Comments off

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This are my verbatim notes to the PEAT UK podcast:     Hot shot 005 – Quick introduction Spock Testing framework Thursday, 17th May 2018 Hello there once again to another hot shot. My name is Peter Pilgrim, Platform engineer and DevOps specialist, and Java Champion. Spock is a behavourial-driven design (BDD) testing framework written […]

Elegance versus Functionality

24 March 2017 Comments off

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I found over decades of software development that the concept of elegance of code is at constant flux with the idea of functionality. Single Page Application paradigm #0 Hello there reader! I use these little pop overs dialogs to provide extra information to the article. Please click elsewhere on the view to dismiss it. Thank […]

Ye Olde Monolith

09 August 2016 Comments off

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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 […]

JavaOne 2015 continues and Java will live forever (… well maybe a LONG-TAIL)

28 October 2015 Comments off

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Okay. Maybe I am being over dramatic in the title. I do believe that Java, the ecosystem, the community, the virtual machine and the mother programming language will be around for a long time to come. What can deflect from it? Postulating in my hotel room with a lot time, in between adding finesse to […]

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 […]

Book Review of Arquillian Testing Guide by John D. Ament

02 June 2013 Comments off

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Here is a review of Arquillian Testing Guide by John D. Ament published by Packt Publishing. Before I give my opinion of his book, let me first make a disclaimer. I am also a Packt Pub author. I am the author of the up and coming Java EE 7 Developer Handbook (September 2013). Mr Ament […]

KeyRemap4MacBook for a Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000

18 February 2013 Comments off

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Do you use a Apple Mac Book Pro at work? If you do, then, and if you like to use Microsoft Natural Keyboard for your day job then you might have found that Microsoft and Apple devices do not quite play well together. Some of the most important programming keys are mapped to strange characters. […]

QCon London 2012 Part 2

18 March 2012 Comments off

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  The last day of QCon, Friday, had already started with a keynote, Resilient Response in Complex System, John Allspaw. The general advice was concentrate on recovery rather than attempting to avoid failure. The talk emphasized the need to train developers and operators in failure situation, following the model of military or emergency services. The […]

ACCU 2011: It’s A Wrap

18 April 2011 Comments off

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I few shout out to wrap up my time at Oxford last week. Giovanni Asproni the outgoing ACCU conference person. Thank you for accepting my proposal Introduction to Scala. It was an honour Ewan Milne the former Chair of ACCU organisation Terry Neason for all of my presentation, performance and communication advice Kevlin Henney, top […]

ACCU 2011 Introduction to Scala Talk

28 March 2011 Comments off

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Hey All I will giving a presentation at ACCU 2011 Conference in Oxford on 13th April: Introduction to Scala. The conference takes place in Oxford at the Barceló Hotel on the outskirts of the town. Registration is still open last time I check, so if you want to go then do it now. I examined […]

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