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Author Archives: Peter Pilgrim

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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Scala Maps and Sorting

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This is blog entry originally written in the middle May 2014. I also seem to writing this code every 3 months or so and then I forgot. So I need a trigger to remember exactly how to work Scala Maps and sort the entries by key. Let’s break out the Scala REPL.               Welcome ...

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