Author Archives: spoole167

About spoole167

I'm DevOps practitioner (whatever that means), a long time Java developer and Open Source advocate. I speak and present at conferences whenever I have something to say on technical and software engineering topics. I work for IBM but this blog is all my own work.

JavaOne 2017 – Tuesday

It’s nice to be back in Moscone even it wears out more shoe leather. The conference started on Sunday with a range of User Group meetings.  I unfortantely spent most of that day trying unsucessfully to revive my PiShark demo … Continue reading

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After a long day at JavaOne… Time to ESCAPE and have some fun.

IBM is hosting a party @ J1.  Where there will be men in dark suits trying to sell you a mainframe…  Only kidding.  Actually this should be fun.    All the details are here IBMJ1Party2017    Signup here

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The new blue?

Well what an interesting couple of days.  My team open sources both the J9 JVM and Liberty core. In one week we’ve made available the core parts of the IBM Java platform.  Stuff that’s been happily running customer applications for … Continue reading

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Found in the attic

Found a ‘meet the expert‘  interview page with me talkng about Java.  Strangly I have no recollection of ever doing this.  Pretty bland statements so maybe thats why I can remember the interview!

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Devoxx UK 2017

Ah Devoxx.  This year it was bigger than ever.  Taking over the main hall for the exhibitors and using the old space for talks was inspired.  Loved it. IBM hosted another Mad Scientist zone which, in my opinion,  was by … Continue reading

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Progscon 2017

A refreshing 1 day conference in London at SkillsMatter I talked about Cybercrime  (slides here )  Sometimes after doing this talk I feel a little guilty in not being able to give people a “just do this” solution. However, the situation right … Continue reading

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Jax Devops London 2017

I gave a talk at Jax DevOps in London yesterday. The talk was entitled “Succeeding in the Cloud – the guidebook of Fail”  Slides are here    The talk originated in a conversation with Daniel Bryant  at a previous conference.  Daniel … Continue reading

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