“The Software Craftsman” – a book about passion

“Being a software developer is awesome. Look around you. Almost everything that is man-made today has software behind it.” This is a quote from the book ‘The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride’ by Sandro Mancuso. It is a book about passion. It is about passion as the main ingredient of a software developer, to make […]

The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride

Back from Holiday

Today I got back at the office after a two week holiday. This comic expresses how I felt for the first four hours. It got slightly better in the afternoon, after finishing the email thing. Hopefully my sketches will improve as well.

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 […]



After some hesitation I decided to start this site. I never wrote many blog articles on earlier blogs I maintained. Nevertheless, I do want to write a bit about things more or less related to software. I hope people will enjoy the stuff that will appear here in the future. Kind regards, Hugo Valk