The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

When a former colleague suggested The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, I browsed to a couple of...

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Devoxx Poland 2018

Devoxx Poland takes place in the beautiful city of Krakow at the end of June. I attended the conference last...

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Innovation in Riga.

Last week, I was invited to talk about innovation at RigaDevDays. It was the second time I got the opportunity...

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Celebrate often. Celebrate early.

Many software projects use an agile approach to deliver software in an iterative manner. The goal is to deliver value...

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Architecture Kata

Workshops Last week, I hosted another architecture workshop for a large consultancy company in Belgium. The audience consisted of experienced...

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JavaOne 2017

The last time I visited JavaOne was back in 2014. So, I was very excited to go back to San...

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Pragmatic Architecture, Today

Software development has evolved. Agile is now the de facto standard. The role of an architect in an agile project...

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SATURN 2017

SATURN is the leading international conference for software architecture practitioners who look beyond the details of today’s technologies to the...

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The Serverless Cloud

In recent years, the uprise of the cloud has brought us a lot of new and disruptive technologies. Everybody is...

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SpringOne Platform

SpringOne Platform is the successor of SpringOne 2GX, with a focus mainly on Spring and Cloud Foundry. Next to these...

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The 5 key trends of JavaLand 2016

JavaLand is a software conference, held annually, in Phantasialand, Brühl (Germany). JavaLand focuses on Java enthusiasts, developers, architects, strategists, administrators...

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Getting Git Right

Although I have been using Git for quite some time, I’m always interested in learning more. That’s why I attended...

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JavaOne 2014

Last week I had to opportunity to attend JavaOne in San Francisco, as a speaker. JavaOne is the largest Java conference...

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HP Discover 2013 - Barcelona

HP Discover is Hewlett-Packard’s biggest showcase technology event for business and government customers. There are 2 HP Discover events annually,...

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Android Workshop

Last Friday I organised an Android Workshop at HP. The target audience were Java developers. I divided the workshop in...

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IBM Innovate 2013

IBM Innovate is a technical event for software and systems innovation. IBM states that the event is designed to help...

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MongoDb on HP Cloud, using Cumulogic

On Cumulogic’s website it is stated that Cumulogic is an enabler for rapidly building Amazon-style cloud services securely on a private cloud and...

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FOSDEM 2013

FOSDEM (the Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting) is an, HP sponsored, event that offers open source communities a...

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Continuous Deployment with LiveRebel

At Devoxx, I had an interesting chat with the guys from ZeroTurnaround on their LiveRebel product. LiveRebel is a Java EE...

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Devoxx 2012: Conference Days

The second part of Devoxx consists of 3 Conference Days. The talks during the Conference Days are shorter then those of...

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Devoxx 2012: University Days

Devoxx doesn’t need much of an introduction: it is the largest vendor-independent Java conference in the world, organized by the...

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Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Recently, I read Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. While I certainly don’t agree with everything in the book,...

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Installing Ubuntu on an HP EliteBook 8560w

I recently acquired my HP EliteBook 8560w. I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. Installation was not straightforward,...

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RESTful URL's with Wicket

This is more a personal rant then anything else. Anyone who ever used Wicket, will have noticed that it tends...

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Android: TouchDelegate tutorial

I’ve been doing quite a lot of Android development lately. Most of the time the API Specification and Dev Guide...

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My first Android apps

Last Friday, I started reading Hello, Android - Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform, 2nd Edition by Ed Burnette, which I...

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Devoxx 2009, day 3

Last day of Devoxx today, actually it was only half a day as the conference ended at 13h. Devoxx was...

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Devoxx 2009, day 2

Second day of Devoxx today! Unlike yesterday, traffic to the venue was bearable this time, so I arrived a bit...

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Devoxx 2009, day 1

Devoxx (formerly named JavaPolis) is an annual European Java conference organized by the Belgian Java User Group (BeJUG). Devoxx is...

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Mutable Accessors

Understanding the difference between mutable and immutable objects in Java is easy. Gaining access to both mutable and immutable objects...

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Muenchian Method

Last week I encountered a grouping problem when designing an XLST stylesheet. The application I’m working on, receives an input...

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