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Author Archives: Paris Apostolopoulos

Paris is a senior software engineer focusing on J2EE development, loves Business process modelling and is keen on software quality challenges. He is passionate about Java and Java communities. He is a co-founder and administrator of the first Java User Group in greece(JHUG.gr) and occasional speaker on meet-ups and seminars and regular blogger. For his contributions and involvement on the Java community he has been awarded the title of Java Champion in 2007 by Sun Microsystems.

Devoxx Belgium 2015 – Final thoughts


Well yet another Devoxx is over for me, it must the 5th of 6th time (or more) can’t remember to be honest. It’s 3 years since my last one, so it was kind of a come back :). Devoxx (Belgium) is growing, actually it is the first time that I have seen so many people. The venue must have increased ...

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Devoxx Belgium 2015 – Conference Day 1 #devoxx


There were are 3 days full of Java and other technologies as well. Here is my review of the day. Opening keynote(s) The first part of the opening was about Devoxx. The creator Stephan Jansen and some of his colleagues went through the updates regarding the ‘Devoxx’ ecosystem of conferences that is now booming. London, Paris, Krakow, Casablanca are now ...

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Book Review – Kubernetes Up & Running by Kelsey Hightower


Some Kubernetes …. cheering! As I have written in previous posts, when you start investigating and working with all these new and shiny container / orchestration technologies, there is a high chance that you will end up ‘lost’ in translation. A lot of information, a lot technologies, a lot of dev-ops, a lot of promises a lot of complexity and ...

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Regarding team building and bonding – on developer teams


This is something I wanted to write for some months now, especially after my relocation to a new country and a new market. It is about team bonding and performance, in the context of software development teams. A lot of stuff have been written in  books around management or team leading, things like the role of the ‘organization’ aka company, ...

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Java EE7 and Maven project for newbies – part 8


Part #1, Part #2, Part #3, Part #4, Part #5, Part #6, Part #7  Part #8 It’s been a long time since my last post, for this series of  tutorials. Its time to resume and add new features on our simple project. As I have mentioned in previous posts, this series of posts is targeting mostly Maven and JavaEE7 newcomers, ...

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How to install 3 popular NoSQL databases for development in MacOSX for newbies Part 3 (CouchBase)


Part 1(Mongodb) Part 2 (Cassandra) Part 3 (CouchBase) In this post we are going to install CouchBase, a NoSQL database that has gained a lot of momentum latetly. CouchBase is very very developer friendly in terms of setting up and getting started time. Actually is the simplest. It offers a single download for many platforms (including MacOSX). You can find ...

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How to install 3 popular NoSQL databases for development in MacOSX for newbies Part 2 (Cassandra)


Part 1(Mongodb) Part 2 (Cassandra) Part 3 (CouchBase) In this post we will install on our local MacOSX (Yosemite) environment, another famous NoSQL database, the Apache Cassandra. As a developer, I found Datastax, community packaging of Cassandra, very handy, seems they offer ready made MacOSX specific packages. You can of course download and install the the tarballs from Apache or ...

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How to install 3 popular NoSQL databases for development in MacOSX for newbies Part 1 (mongodb)


Part 1(Mongodb) Part 2 (Cassandra) Part 3 (CouchBase) This post aims to help all developers (not only Java) that want to develop using NoSQL datastores, specifically MongoDB, Cassandra and Couchbase, in MaOSX. Before starting writing code you need to have the db engines installed and ready for tests. So our goal for these mini posts will be to  install all ...

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