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David Pilato

Developer | Evangelist Elastic
20+ years of experience, mostly in Java. Living in Cergy, France.

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Automatically update documentation with Github Actions

In some of my projects, I like to provide an accurate documentation. Which means that I want to have examples and documentation up to date. So, when I'm updating a library or a service I'm using in my code, I need to manually find and replace all the text to reflect the changes. This post describes how you can do this automatically using Github Actions, Maven and Dependabot.
2023-01-12
2023-10-23
6 min read
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The biggest milestone ever - 🎉 10 years at Elastic

Would I have been able to imagine such a thing when 10+ years ago I met Shay at Devoxx Belgium after his talk “Search, the Final Frontier”? 10 years! I have been working 10 years at Elastic. I have never working so long for a company. That’s my biggest work milestone ever! Remember the time Have you noticed that I’m frequently using a music in my blog posts. Well, it makes sense as I’m often DeeJaying for friends so music is everywhere in my life.
2023-01-10
7 min read
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La potion magique pour faire avancer ta carrière

Voici la transcription d’une présentation que j’ai eu le plaisir à donner lors du Camping des speakers 2022, dont il s’agissait de la première édition. La potion magique pour faire progresser ta carrière 10h15 - 15 minutes - Autour du Feu La recette de la potion magique ne se transmet qu’aux seuls druides, normalement. Mais exceptionnellement, le conseil des druides de la forêt des Carnutes m’a autorisé à vous révéler quelques uns des ingrédients qui constituent ce breuvage.
2022-06-10
10 min read
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9 years! A whole new world.

I have been missing you! Indeed, last year, I have not been able to publish my anniversary blog post as I’m used to do every year since I joined Elastic 9 years ago. That was for a technical reason actually. I was using a old and not updated blogging platform and it took me a looooong time before I was able to invest time to switch everything to Hugo. So here we go! This year celebrates my 9 years anniversary at elastic but also a new blogging system.
2022-01-10
4 min read
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7 years! Finding the right balance

What a ride! 10 employees to around 2000 now. As I imagined 8 years ago, I still think that Elasticsearch (the product) and elastic (the company) are successful. Becoming a public company did not change a lot my daily activities. I’m still on the road meeting/building the community, specifically in France and making sure people are sharing the same love that we have internally for the products we are building. I’d like this year to focus this anniversary blog post on some items:
2020-01-10
5 min read
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From a startup to a listed company. 6 years of fun!

When I joined Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch) it was a startup with 10 employees + the founders. As one of those first employees I was invited (with #elkie and my wife) to the NYSE event where Elastic went listed as ESTC symbol. Some of us there (Rashid, Karel, Myself, Igor, Costin, Luca, Clinton). Yeah. You are not probably used to see us wearing a suit! :) If you want to read again my story, it’s there:
2019-01-10
7 min read
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Enriching your postal addresses with Elastic stack - part 3

This blog post is part of a series of 3: Importing Bano dataset with Logstash Using Logstash to lookup for addresses in Bano index Using Logstash to enrich an existing dataset with Bano In the previous post, we described how we can transform a postal address to a normalized one with also the geo location point or transform a geo location point to a postal address. Let’s say we have an existing dataset we want to enrich.
2018-03-24
4 min read
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Enriching your postal addresses with Elastic stack - part 2

This blog post is part of a series of 3: Importing Bano dataset with Logstash Using Logstash to lookup for addresses in Bano index Using Logstash to enrich an existing dataset with Bano In the previous post, we described how we indexed data coming from the BANO project so we now have indices containing all the french postal addresses. Let’s see what we can do now with this dataset. Searching for addresses Good. Can we use a search engine to search?
2018-03-23
12 min read
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Enriching your postal addresses with Elastic stack - part 1

This blog post is part of a series of 3: Importing Bano dataset with Logstash Using Logstash to lookup for addresses in Bano index Using Logstash to enrich an existing dataset with Bano I’m not really sure why, but I love the postal address use case. Often in my career I had to deal with that information. Very often the information is not well formatted so it’s hard to find the information you need when you have as an input a not so nice dataset.
2018-03-22
10 min read
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5 years. What a milestone!

What a milestone! Can you imagine how changed the company in the last 5 years? From 10 employees when I joined to more than 700 now! If you want to read again my story, it’s there: 2013: Once upon a time… 2014: Once upon a time: a year later… 2015: Once upon a time: Make your dreams come true 2016: 3 years! Time flies! 2017: 4 years at elastic! Before speaking about what happened the last 5 years for me, let’s modify a bit the script I wrote last year.
2018-01-10
9 min read
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4 years at elastic!

This post is starting to become a long series 😊 Yeah! That’s amazing! I just spent 4 years working at elastic and I’m starting my happy 5th year! If you want to read again my story, it’s there: 2013: Once upon a time… 2014: Once upon a time: a year later… 2015: Once upon a time: Make your dreams come true 2016: 3 years! Time flies! This year, I will celebrate this by writing a new tutorial…
2017-01-09
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Elasticsearch real integration tests with security enabled

In a recent post we have seen how to create real integration tests. Those tests launch a real elasticsearch cluster, then run some tests you write with JUnit or your favorite test framework then stop the cluster. But sometimes, you may want to add existing plugins in your integration test cluster. For example, you might want to use X-Pack to bring fantastic features such as: Security Alerting Monitoring Graph Reporting Let’s see how you can do that with Maven and Ant again…
2016-08-03
2016-10-21
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