On solving problems

As developers, our job is finding solutions to problems. Finding a good solution to a problem that has not yet been solved will give the business a tremendous advantage over its…

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Event Storming – Let the domain knowledge flow

Last year I was introduced to a new (for me) workshop format, called 'Event Storming'. It is a technique developed by Alberto Brandolini and is meant to quickly explore complex…

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“Lean Enterprise” – about lean and high performance organizations

Like most of you, I invest quite some time reading about agile software development practices and how to create innovative solutions with a short time to market. My experience, although…

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“Lean Enterprise” – about lean and high performance organizations
Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale (Image from http://www.shop.oreilly.com).

Scala Dependency Injection – The Cake Pattern

The cake pattern is an important pattern to do dependency injection in Scala. It is explained in various blog posts on the web, for example by Jason Arhart, by Mark Harrison and…

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“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,…

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“The Software Craftsman” – a book about passion
The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride (image from http://www.pearsonhighered.com)

Java & ElasticSearch – Become up and running

ElasticSearch is a great Java based search solution. When I started researching it, I became very enthusiastic about it. The search capabilities that come out of the box, combined with…

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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,…

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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…

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Create a Pebble watch face project with Xcode

When working on a Pebble watch face on OS X, I like to use Xcode as development environment. I like to have autocompletion and the ability to jump to the…

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Creating a Pebble watch face – Planetarium

After a year long wait my Pebble smart watch finally arrived. A lot of good reviews have been written about it by other people, and I don't really want to…

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