I am Devon Hillard

I am a technologist and entrepreneur.  I have specialized in ATG/Oracle eCommerce for the last 21 years, and am a Java/J2EE Architect. I am one of three founders of Spark::red a premium ATG Managed Hosting provider (now part of the Pivotree family). Eleven years ago we were three guys in a coffee shop, we grew to well over 30 people and host sites for the Fortune 1000. I also created 10MinuteMail, a simple and secure temporary e-mail provider which gets about 3.5 million page views a month.  I recently started Black Magic Consulting to enable to me to help companies, large and small, with improving efficiency and automation via technology.  I also have several other projects in the very early stages, so stay tuned!


Recent Posts:

  • OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock Review

May 15th, 2017|2 Comments

I was lucky enough to receive a pre-release demo unit of OWC’s upcoming Thunderbolt 3 Dock and I wanted to write a review of my experience with it.  I’ve had one of the new 15” Apple [...]

Session and Memory Leak on Wildfly 10

June 28th, 2016|9 Comments

I recently re-wrote 10MinuteMail, my secure temporary email service, updating it from Seam 2 and JBoss 4.2 to Deltaspike and Wildfly 10.  Unfortunately I noticed a memory leak in the JVM.  During beta testing, the [...]