There comes a point in a developer’s life where one develops a solid confidence in one’s opinions and actions. For me, this aligned with parenthood; the horrifying responsibility of being in charge of a little one’s life makes choices such as “which java based presentation technology shall I use?” a decision that can be approached […]

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Pivotal’s Josh Long chats to Voxxed about the latest additions to Spring Boot,  and what’s going on in the ecosystem around it. We discuss the cognitive shifts imperative for getting to grips with the technology, and the differences between how those inside and outside the JVM community approaches it. Also up for discussion: the Pivotal […]

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Heather VanCura chats to Brazilian visitors Leonardo Lima and Otávio Santana about how hackergartens bring JSR spec leads together and evolve Java. The trio also give a glimpse ahead to JavaOne 2015, taking place this October. Filmed at Devoxx UK 2015.

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Mark Warren from version management specialists Perforce recounts 20 years of Java at Devoxx UK 2015 – from the early hipster days, to the resurgence of interest in the platform. We also discuss the slow march of software across the world in the past two decades, and how this is influencing Perforce’s strategy.  

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Freelance Consultant Simon Brown explains why he advocates a holistic view for code, and why enterprises should consider introducing the concept of sketching out their architecture. For more on this, check out Simon’s article, “Simple Sketches for Diagramming Your Software Architecture”. We also discuss the main principles behind microservices, and how traditional learning blurs the lines. […]

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Sky’s Katharine Fitzpatrick talks about her transition from startup land to the big enterprise. Katharine gives us some sterling tips for dealing with the more awkward types you might come across in IT, and we also discuss the tricky subject of managing expectations and knowing when to let go. If communicating with your fellow developers is something […]

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Devoxx UK kicked off its third year in London with a bang (sorry) when a troupe of samba drummers arrived to kick proceedings off in a suitably raucous tone. With attendees from 32 countries, the event comprised an eclectic mix of both the vibrant user groups dotted around Britain and developers from around the world. […]

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Devoxx UK 2015 is a mere 22 days away, and it’s packing an eclectic mix of talks for developers in the Java/JVM space to sample. During the CFP window, a total of 443 proposals alone reached the track leads, prompting the team to extend the event by an extra day. Ahead of kickoff, we spoke […]

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In 2005 I went to my first JavaOne conference expecting something amazing to happen; something transformative even. Please don’t get me wrong, it was great. But by the end I was tired and overwhelmed. Some sessions had been amazing and inspiring, some hadn’t.  Little did I know, a decade later, I’d be co-organising my own […]

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