Category Archives: Java


JavaOne 2013 Day 4 – Wrap-up and final thoughts

Keynotes After a long (yet exhilarating) week the final day started with two keynotes, almost as if Oracle somehow knew that people may not have had much sleep the night before ;-)

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JavaOne Day 3

With the previous two days of JavaOne 2013 now past us, it was time to get a little more practical and look more closely at some concepts introduced earlier in the week.  Today wasn’t going to run as late into … Continue reading

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JavaOne 2013 Day Two – Polyglot Gauntlet

Day Two of JavaOne was another huge day and the longest of the entire week, finishing 9.15pm.  Looking back over it, it was the strongest technically featuring excellent presenters and ideas. The morning began with some sessions on best practises … Continue reading

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JavaOne 2013 Day One

I’ve been lucky enough to be in San Francisco this week to cover the JavaOne conference.  Today (Monday 23rd) was the first real day of conference proceedings and it was a very full day.  Sessions started 8.30am and ran until … Continue reading

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JavaOne 2013 Day Zero

The 18th JavaOne started this Sunday in San Francisco. Covering three hotels in downtown SF, Hilton, Parc55 and Nikkon and with keynotes in the Moscone Centre, Oracle OpenWorld is hands down the biggest conference I’ve ever attended.  It covers 5 … Continue reading

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JavaOne Shanghai

This year July 24-27 I was invited to speak at the first JavaOne conference held in Shanghai, China. Over the four days the conference delivered a concentrated dose of Java and helped me get a good overview of the current … Continue reading

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The Joys of Redis

“In our (admittedly limited) experience, Redis is so fast that the slowest part of a cache lookup is the time spent reading and writing bytes to the network” – Can Databases Be Exciting To Work With? It’s very rare … Continue reading

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