JavaOne 2014

JavaOne 2014

Last week I had to opportunity to attend JavaOne in San Francisco, as a speaker. JavaOne is the largest Java conference in the world and takes place at the same time as Oracle OpenWorld. In a way JavaOne is a conference, within a conference. JavaOne also had a very large (and crowdy) exhibition hall, featuring the usual suspects (Red […]

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JavaOne: Efficiently building and deploying microservices

JavaOne: Efficiently building and deploying microservices

In less than 2 weeks, I will travel to San Francisco for the Oracle JavaOne conference, where I will be speaking about “Efficiently building and deploying microservices”. My presentation consists of 3 parts: Microservices What are microservices, why should you care, … Build and deploy How do you implement and use microservices. Code samples and running services […]

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HP Discover 2013 – Barcelona

HP Discover 2013 – Barcelona

HP Discover is Hewlett-Packard’s biggest showcase technology event for business and government customers. There are 2 HP Discover events annually, one for the Americas and one for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). HP Discover 2013 (EMEA) took place in Barcelona. It is organised around these topics: Application Transformation Big Data Cloud Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Services […]

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Android Workshop

Android Workshop

Last Friday I organised an Android Workshop at HP. The target audience were Java developers. I divided the workshop in 7 steps and explained the basic concepts of Android application development through code samples. The code is available on GitHub: Step 1: Creation of a new project, with a Master/Detail Flow, introducing Fragments, Activities, Views, […]

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IBM Innovate 2013

IBM Innovate is a technical event for software and systems innovation. IBM states that the event is designed to help gain a clear insight into the critical role of Application Development and Systems Engineering for an organization. I had the opportunity to visit the event in Brussels. After coffee and breakfast, Kevin Stoodley performed the […]

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MongoDb on HP Cloud, using Cumulogic

MongoDb on HP Cloud, using Cumulogic

On Cumulogic‘s website it is stated that Cumulogic is an enabler for rapidly building Amazon-style cloud services securely on a private cloud and virtualized environment. Cumulogic is a platform that offers a PaaS (supporting Spring), a DBaaS (supporting MongoDb) and other offerings for application development. The Cumulogic platform sits on top of an IaaS environment such as HP Cloud Services (HPCS). […]

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Oracle WebLogic Server: automatic deploy

Some time ago, I did an article on Continuous Deployment, using LiveRebel. While I still think LiveRebel is a very interesting product, it has two important drawbacks: It is not cheap. It has no support for Oracle WebLogic. In my current project, I have to do a migration of 110+ applications from Sun Java Application […]

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FOSDEM 2013

FOSDEM 2013

FOSDEM (the Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting) is an, HP sponsored, event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Participation and attendance is free. For those interested in Open Source and Linux at HP, this link contains supported projects and events. FOSDEM takes place in Brussels, Belgium and […]

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BeJUG: Incremental Enterprise Application Development with JBoss Forge and Arquillian

Yesterday, I attended a BeJUG event on JBoss Forge and Arquillian. I heard some good things about Arquillian, so I was eager to learn more about it. The nice thing about Java User Groups is that they present the opportunity to learn about new technology in a short amount of time. In that regard, I […]

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Continuous Deployment with LiveRebel

Continuous Deployment with LiveRebel

At Devoxx, I had an interesting chat with the guys from ZeroTurnaround on their LiveRebel product. LiveRebel is a Java EE server management tool, designed for making automated, instant updates to Java applications in production without server downtime. ZeroTurnaround had prepared a nice demo and I was really eager to try it myself .. on a […]

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Devoxx 2012: Conference Days

The second part of Devoxx consists of 3 Conference Days. The talks during the Conference Days are shorter then those of the University Days. Also during the Conference Days “Quickies” are organised in between sessions; Quickies are even shorter talks (15 mins) on a very specific subject. Day 1: Methodology and Lambda expressions After the keynote, […]

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Devoxx 2012: University Days

Devoxx 2012: University Days

Devoxx doesn’t need much of an introduction: it is the largest vendor-independent Java conference in the world, organized by the Belgium Java User Group (BeJUG). Devoxx takes place in Antwerp and is organised yearly. In 2012 the main focus of the conference lies on Java, Android and HTML5. Devoxx 2012 partners with companies such as […]

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Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Recently, I read Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. While I certainly don’t agree with everything in the book, I tought it was a very interesting read. After reading the book, I took some time to make a couple of notes to reflect on what I’ve read (which I tend to do). Since a […]

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