The Distributed World built by DevOps – #GOTOAMS 2018

Distributed computing is the challenge of today. At the GOTO Amsterdam 2018 conference there was quite some talk about it. But also the practices needed to build and operate these systems got a lot of attention. This blog post contains some of my takeaways from various talks. Distributed Systems are too hard In his keynote, […]

Action composition in the Play Framework

The Play framework is a pretty popular web application framework that you can use to build web applications in Scala or Java. One of the building block is the Action, which is responsible for converting an HTTP request to a result. Controller classes will contain Action generators, that are used to handle the HTTP request […]

Simple Scala SBT workflow in Alfred

Many OS X users know the productivity tool Alfred. Alfred is far more than a quick launcher that will let you operate your computer with the use of your keyboard. Recently I created a very simple workflow, that adds a file action to *.sbt files. It will open the directory in Terminal and launch the Scala […]

The iPad as IDE

The iPad has proven to be a very useful device, that enables me to do a lot of things in a very efficient way. However, I always thought that tablets were not really suited to do ‘real work’. Until I looked at some software development apps. And I have to admit that I was very […]