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David Ockwell-Jenner

Dave Ockwell-Jenner is a seasoned Java developer, with over 11 years experience in delivering critical business systems. This has included building the first web site for an international telecommunications company, and being one of the earliest adopters of Java technology. Dave currently leads web development for a well-known wireless device manufacturer, is active in the security industry and provides consulting services to small-to-mid-sized businesses.


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Content Management is in the air

Posted by doj on June 4, 2007 at 9:37 AM PDT

What a difference a year makes. I've been through two role changes in the past 12 months and now find myself returning back to a 'past life' looking at Content Management. Let's see how content management has gone 'Alfresco'.

First let's start by figuring out how I got here.

A Fresh New Perspective

Posted by doj on June 29, 2006 at 8:21 AM PDT

I have, quite recently, switched to a new position at the company for whom I work. Previously, I had been in a strange sort of role; officially a team lead for our web development group, but realistically much closer to a traditional web developer position.

Context Switching

Posted by doj on April 20, 2006 at 1:42 PM PDT

OK, so the human brain is supposed to be designed to multitask. That means through the course of a single day, we might have to switch between literally thousands of individuals tasks. It seems that although we're all designed to do this, some of us do this better than others. Maybe some of us have better schedulers than others?

J2EE: There when you need it!

Posted by doj on March 2, 2006 at 7:52 AM PST

I was recently pointed at an article: 98% of Java developers "just don't need it", from a posting at

Dealing With Rapid Change

Posted by doj on January 16, 2006 at 5:19 AM PST

At the heart of virtually every application that my team and I work on, is the logic that implements a business process. Being involved with web applications, we're all about exposing business processes through the web.

Valuing Diversity

Posted by doj on January 3, 2006 at 11:54 AM PST

Unlike many web development shops, ours doesn't have much in the way of standards. Sure, we have a standard technology (Java), a standard application server and a standard database.