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radcortez-sfMy name is Roberto Cortez and I was born in Venezuela, but I have spent most of my life in Coimbra – Portugal, where I currently live. I am a professional Java Developer working in the software development industry, with more than 8 years of experience in business areas like Finance, Insurance and Government. I have finished my degree in Informatics Engineering (equivalent to the Bologna Master’s degree) from the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra in 2006, however I started to learn and enjoy Java in 1998.

I work with many Java based technologies like JavaEE, Spring, Hibernate, GWT, JBoss AS and Maven just to name a few, always relying on my favorite IDE: IntelliJ IDEA.

As a Freelancer / Independent Contractor I travelled around the world (an old dream) to customers, but also to attend Java conferences. The direct contact with the Java community made me want to become an active member in the community itself. For that reason, I have created the Coimbra Java User Group, started to contribute to Open Source on Github and launched this blog, so I can share some of the knowledge that I gained over the years. I hope you find it useful!

Currently, I’m working with Tomitribe. After working for a few major corporations, I’m eager to help and grow something from the ground up. I’m very excited to work with all the amazing tribers working hard to make TomEE a compelling Java EE server.

Feel free to contact me at:

twitter @radcortez

twitter pt.linkedin.com/in/radcortez

twitter radcortez@yahoo.com

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Comments ( 8 )

  1. ReplyDavid Neto

    Oh Cortez. Tens aqui algumas coisas jeitosas (obrigado pela introdução ao Docker!)

    Podias fazer um post (ou apontar-me na direcção) de qual é a melhor arquitectura (e se calhar até com exemplos) para aplicações web enterprise em JEE? É que já vi várias coisas mas nada que seja remotamente próximo de best practices.

    Um abraço,
    David

  2. Replyrafael1nico

    Hello Roberto,

    I noticed your post about: “five ways not to suck at being java freelancer”, and to be honest, I’m having the same feeling you had of being bored and understimate as a Java programmer.

    BTW I’m a Venezuelan guy currently living in Panama. I started searching over the internet and so far found quite a few links giving recomendations about freelancing, how to write a good resume to not being rejected by applicant tracking system, etc… but I’ve had not luck so far… I know that I’m still beginning w/ this but I feel that I’m not in the right path yet.

    I would be very appreciated if you can give me recomendations about it, what need I do first, where should I look, etc.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ReplyRoberto Cortez

      Hi Rafael,

      Very nice to meet you. I’m also from Venezuela.

      Most of my experience from freelance comes from recommendations from other people. Usually, someone in some place needs something to be done. That’s where I came in, and take these opportunities. Nothing can beat recommendation, so I wouldn’t worry too much about the resume. Yeah, you need to have one, but I would focus more on building your experience and connecting with people. Colleagues are usually eager to help, so maybe they can recommend you.

      I’ve also have another article and a presentation about freelance. You can check them under the tag freelance. Have a look, and I’m happy to connect with you and answer your questions.

      • ReplyDavid

        ai Cortez, pensava que não me tinhas respondido porque não recebi e-mail a avisar :P.

        Um abraço, espero que esteja tudo bem contigo.

        David

  3. ReplyJaime Santos

    Olá Roberto,

    Estive a ver o teu post sobre o Wildfly, o qual achei muito interessante, e gostava que me desses uma ajuda se possível, uma vez que tenho usado maioritariamente Glassfish.
    Tenho um war em que preciso da dependência “jersey-container-grizzly2-servlet” e queria coloca-la como provided no Wildfly para reduzir drasticamente o tamanho do meu EAR. Consegues-me dar uma ajuda, ou orientar-me um sítio onde consiga retirar esta informação?

    Obrigado desde já.
    Cumprimentos
    Jaime Santos

  4. ReplyAnuj Agarwal

    Hi Roberto,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your Roberto Cortez Java Blog has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 40 Java Blogs on the web.

    http://blog.feedspot.com/java_blogs/

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 40 Java Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

    Best,
    Anuj

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