Milen Dyankov

Software Engineer, Consultant and Trainer

Recent Posts

  • June 13, 2016

    Java: 21 & Legally drunk!

    I’ve stated that before but allow me to repeat myself: jPrime is one of my favorite conferences. I’ve been there two years in a row and to quote Karol Kaliński “it costs about 80 EUR, but can easily compete with western Europe conferences in terms of quality”. This year, apart from great talks, fantastic atmosphere and the cute new Bulgarian JUG logo there was one more thing I was pleasantly surprised by, namely the conference’s headline “Java: 21 & Legally drunk!”.

    I have no idea how they came up with it but it surprisingly correlates with the spirit of my “What’s NOT new in modular java” talk. It also perfectly describes how Java appears to me these days and perhaps can explain some of the weird perturbation and confusion that seems to be having place in the Java community these days. As Internet seems to be bloated with technical articles addressing Java’s condition, I decided to have a look at it from slightly different (less serious) angle.

  • May 04, 2016

    Lessons learned from speaking at conferences

    Time has come to resurrect the blog (again)! I was never much of a blogger but 3 years is … oh well, almost a lifetime in software industry. It’s not that I don’t have anything to write about (quite the opposite in fact), it’s just that I have always preferred more interactive communication. So for the last 3 years I was concentrating on presenting my thoughts and experience on various conferences rather than posting them here. A huge mistake apparently which someone pointed out to me recently. On the bright side - I learned a few things about being a conference speaker and I’ll share them here. If you think going down that road, here is what to expect.

  • June 28, 2013

    Cross blogging

    It’s been a while since my last post here. Apart from the traditional ‘no time’ excuse, there is one more. Since I joined Liferay last year, my Liferay related blogs are now on Liferay’s website: http://www.liferay.com/web/milen.dyankov/blog.

  • February 06, 2013

    About complexity, modularity and OSGi

    Today I followed the link from this tweet:

    which leads to a this article. I read it quickly on my cell phone and got the following impression “The solution for Complexity is modularity. The way you properly do modularity is OSGi. So OSGi is the solution for complexity!”

  • June 18, 2012

    How to use CustomGlobalMarkup portlet to add image slider on every Liferay page

    The original purpose of CustomGlobalMarkup portlet was to provide convenient interface for adding 3rd parties javascript code (like Google Analytics, Geminus, ClickTale, Crazy Egg, …) to every page. However since it allows to add any markup it can be used to do some other cool things. For example - image slideshows.