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Author Archives: Peter Pilgrim

Devoxx 2016 Part 1 – Conference Impressions

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This is my report on my trip to Devoxx Belgium conference. My last visit to Belgium coincided with the publication of Java EE 7 Developer Book in 2013. Three years ago is long time in the technology. So what has changed in Belgium in the meantime? The threat level of security is the obvious thing, there were many army soldier ...

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Ye Olde Monolith

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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 our very eyes, a single ...

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Comprehending Ulterior Motives and Forces around Software Technology Standards

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An Introduction to Software Standards What are technology standards? What are standards? Essentially, a technology standard is a common agreement on the application programming interface and /or communication protocol in a vertical sector. Standards can be big or small. They have a profound effect on the mindshare of a community of peoplee, the economic market and, of course, corporate activity. ...

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JavaOne 2015 – The Twentieth Edition Ten Takeaways

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We have just had the twentieth edition of JavaOne in San Francisco. This would be my twelfth attendance in unbroken series since 2004. What are the biggest lessons that potentially shed a light into the Java’s future. Modularisation struggle It has taken almost nine years from the first mention of modules at Java 2007, or rather by the time that ...

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JavaOne 2014: Conferences conflict with contractual interests

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The Duke’s Street Cafe where engineers can have a hallway conversation on the street.                     Incompatible with contracting My eleventh JavaOne conference (11 = 10 + 1, 2004 to 2014) was splendid. It was worth attending this event and meeting all the people involved in the community. Now here comes the ...

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Is TDD Dead Or Alive?

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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 St. George’s Day (23rd April ...

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