Low-code en RAD

Onlangs heb ik me geregistreerd bij een van de vele crowdfunding-platforms die er inmiddels zijn, Collin Crowdfund. Inherent aan zulke platforms moet je een flow van formulieren door. Dat werkte…

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Back and forth from Scala to Java

For over two years I’ve programmed nearly exclusively in Scala on the backend, while using mostly JavaScript and TypeScript on the frontend. Before that I mostly used Java for over…

Encrypt your disks

If you have a laptop, you should always encrypt your harddisk. If you have not already done, make this your new year’s resolution – better yet, do it today. Loosing…

Using Swagger to access your secured api

Swagger is a great way make your api accessible. Not only documentation is provided, but your users, your co-developers or your self can try out your api. But what if…

Purging files from Git history

Most developers, like me, use Git for versioning. Even for personal projects, it’s great to have a history of files available. Deleting a file in git will cause it to…

Programming education and smart contracts

While looking browsing at Quora I found this posting by a professor in New Zealand on why certain programming languages are taught at universities while being suboptimal for teaching. Reminds…

Cobol in nodejs

Cobol can be compiled into Javascript and you can call Javascript from Cobol, as I read in this article on arstechnica. Will this finally be the way out for all…

OpenGrok, make your code searchable

Any organization that develops software has a lot of software around that could be potentially reused. Reusing software is of course a good thing. Serendipity, accidentally coming across useful code…

Five applications based blockchain

Bitcoin’s only some weird digital money, interesting to cypherpunks only? With nearly all financial institutions investigating or investing in Bitcoin-related technologies I guess the answer is obvious. But does Bitcoin…

Bunq, Dutch startup with banking license

A Dutch start-up has a banking licence: Bunq. According to their blog they use Object-Oriented PHP as language of choice, which get me more worried than excited. Nevertheless, quite cool that a…