Category Archives: english

What not to do with Linkedin recommendations

1. Don’t ask them to your employees That is lame, makes you seem like the kind of guy who needs flatery at work, like the boss at “The Office”. 2. Don’t recommend to get recommendations back That appears in your … Continue reading

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Courses versus Consultancy versus “slide-reading”

People who are not familiar with complex and modern software products usually have a reductionist vision on how issues are solved in real environments… let me give an example: an intermediary contacts me in LinkedIn and tells me about a … Continue reading

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Robotic process automation or pure manipulation from the sales guys

I have been working with BPM since 2006 and I have been doing robot related projects since 1999 so when I saw the term “Robotic Process Automation” (RPA) I jumped over it with all my strength, just to freak out … Continue reading

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Cloning or changing Maximo 7.6 IP in standalone machines

WebSphere 8.5 is the kind of server product where you can just change your IP after installation, but Maximo is not that cooperative. Due to legacy reasons if you change your IP (or clone the installation to another machine) you … Continue reading

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How terrorists feed on EU lack of real-time integration

It’s all over the news how Belgium was informed in July 2015  that a terrorist was going to their airport but it was only until the evening that this information was received by Belgian security services and acknowledged, thankfully the terrorist … Continue reading

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Spring versus Java EE

In the beginning Spring was not that ambitious, then it came to the point on IoC and Dependency Injection when the Spring Dev team though that they could get a full suite of products on their own and they decided … Continue reading

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When the CIO asks you / Cuando el CIO te pregunta

This (real) story dates some years back… I was lecturing one of those courses – consultancies, that so much have been trending for the last decades, at an international retailer and they had the typical case of an outsourced project, … Continue reading

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My wishlist for WebSphere Commerce 8

So if I was to change things in WebSphere Commerce for the 8th release, what would it be? The BOD commands model needs to die and a spring like mechanism independent of the DB needs to come in. Also complex … Continue reading

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Bet on stable tech or passing fad: OASIS

I just flipped over the pages of “Ready Player One”, nostalgia apart and focusing in the story telling, is a great piece of marketable product: epic story interrupted by romance that goes bad just to bounce back after the final … Continue reading

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Google multi account single sign on architecture

Some things work poorly, some other things suck a lot other things are so bad they make ISIS look nice and then there is Google way of managing multi account single sign on through their portfolio of applications

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The only possible java killer, standard C++

If you move in certain communities the habit is to criticize Java for being too verbose. I suffer this specially in Quora, where the programmers seem to be Scala worshipers that have find that verbosity is a big issue for … Continue reading

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What is the correct way to become a full stack Java developer?

There is no correct way, but several paths that you can follow to become great at Java, here is a Civilization-Like technology tree    

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Big architectures that use Java in real scenarios

- In a public local government (less than 8 millions habitants) they had 200 VM servers running Tomcats, PHP and Apache, quite inefficient software it was. – In our cluster farms we have customers who use applications waaaay back to … Continue reading

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Explaining availability and DOS problems with League of Legends

For some mystical reason everything seems to work ok, we don’t really know why but as long as no one touches it everything will be cool Some as**ole touched something, while we try to find out what the f**k was … Continue reading

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The League Of Legends snowballing QoS

Every one talks about QoS in the corporate world nowadays, with the SOA backbones and ESB products in a rampant evolution and implantation now it is imperative to provide  specific parameters like MTTF or MTTR. Enter League Of Legends, the … Continue reading

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Getting things straight about IBM BPM current solutions

In short: No IBM BPM product branch is getting terminated and you can mix them however you want. In detail: One day IBM decided to buy the Lombardi product family… and having their own BPM product line we all knew … Continue reading

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Bet on stable tech or passing fad: Ducksboard

Ready for another chapter of “passing fad or stable tech?”… well really I am not talking about an stable tech but an startup I put an eye on in 2012 when it was made public they got 500k euros in … Continue reading

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Google Panda & Google Penguin, I love you

Unique visitors to our sites are on an all time peak in the last months, not only does Alexa and Google search list us much better than last year but even better: everyone in the SEO world is disappointed about … Continue reading

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WTF are you doing SAP

SAP was for a long time the top notch technology sign… those where the days, as far as we knew, but what are you doing now?, offering pseudo-standard web services and providing tools that make it nearly impossible to easily … Continue reading

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MegaUpload consequences: sense and stupidity

Closing megaupload was a necessity given the amount of unlawful behavior they where proving, of course I am not one of the guys who saw HIMYM seasons 1 thought 6 using seriesyonkis.com here in Spain, if I WOULD have watched … Continue reading

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