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JavaOne 2014 in Depth

08 October 2014 2 comments

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“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” Steve Paul Jobs I attended many more sessions at  JavaOne 2014  than I would have if I had to perform lots of sessions. This circumstance allowed me to relax, to put my feet up as it were. I spoke […]

Is TDD Dead Or Alive?

10 July 2014 Comments off

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This blog post is for those of you who are unaware that there is a major debate in contemporary software development happening now, today. People have been wondering about the value of Test-Driven Development (TDD) for a long while, but it was not until David Heinemeier Hansson of 37 Signals  posted a blog article on […]

Cake Pattern, Self Types and Realistic Example

09 April 2014 Comments off

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Original drafted 17 March 2014 for an incomplete article. The Cake pattern for Scala using a flaming cake as well. This is the quasi-production code: This is the learning test code: Assuming that you know what you are doing: insert this code into a test Scala project with a decent IDE. Run the test should […]

#ITMustChange2014 – Market Risk Role Java Job Question 2011

12 January 2014 2 comments

5 minutes

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This is one old Java question from 2011 that landed on my desk. Admittedly, at the time, I was really looking for permanent role, senior Java developer in investment banking in London. I had given up on searching for that perfect banking Scala programming role, I went back to job hunting on Java EE 6, […]

Java EE 7 Developer Handbook Discount Vouchers at Devoxx 2013

12 November 2013 1 comment

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I am on my way to Devoxx 2013 now. I have 100 discount vouchers for my recently released Java EE 7 Developer Handbook to give away. If you want one of these tickets, then come grab me Wednesday and Thursday. You can get a discount on the physical tome or e-books or both on the Packt […]

My First Technical Book

29 October 2013 1 comment

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I arrived back in the UK after a trip to JavaOne and a tour of California. After hugs and kisses from family and dealing with other matter, there was package waiting in the hallway. I finally saw three copies of the Java EE 7 Developer Handbook. This is what crossing the finishing looks like in […]

Day 1 Contract Mac OS X Client

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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 […]

Found a Foreword and Releasing that Java EE 7 Cat

23 May 2013 Comments off

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It’s time to release that Java EE 7 cat out of the bag.  I’m very excited about delivering this first technical book. I have the pleasure of announcing that the great Markus Eisele has agreed to write the foreword to my forthcoming book: Java EE 7 Developer Handbook from Packt Pub. Markus Eisele is an […]

ACCU 2013 Taking Scala to the Enterprise: Slidedeck

13 April 2013 Comments off

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Thanks to all of the organisers at the ACCU 2013 and to the people I met at the conference in Bristol. I only spent two days over in the West Country, and they were very enjoyable. Actually, I found the Marriott Bristol City Hotel as a great location, as it was nice to walk [at […]

Agile Software Developer Terminology for New Programmers

21 December 2012 2 comments

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This is a post for new developers, young, inexperienced or old and retraining into information technology. Recently, I had a discussion with many engineers at one of those many London user group nights about how there is so much new stuff that we have to explain to people new to programming. One person had to […]

JavaOne 2012 Report Part 1

11 October 2012 3 comments

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  JavaOne 2012 Conference was last week, as I travel around Southern California, it seems like it happened yesterday. I write this blog initially in Monterey Bay, and then I finish it somewhere near Paso Robles, may be Los Angeles, probably. I have to say, that this year the JavaOne conference was a blast, and […]

JavaOne 2012 Upcoming Presentations on JavaFX, Scala and Java EE 7

18 June 2012 2 comments

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A week ago, the JavaOne 2012 call-for-papers came to a conclusion. Notifications were sent out to the content authors. I submitted three papers and got two accepted.   CON4643    Contemporary User Interface Design Patterns in JavaFX 2.2 CON4648    Scala, JavaFX, Java EE 7 and Enterprise Integration   Just before the confirmations were out, Stephen Chin, […]

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