Functional programming in Scala

I’ve completed the Coursera course¬†Functional Programming Principles in Scala, with a Verified certificate! Going through the course was a nice experience. It felt a-lot like the university years, including even…

Going to do functional programming

I’ve learned about functional programming during my university years, with Haskell as primary language. I considered functional programming as quite elegant, but also impractical. I felt I could get practical…

Scala to extract XML from SOAPUI-project file

I’ve created a small scala-script to extract messages from SOAPUI. Writing this was surprisingly easy, and certainly faster and more pleasant then processing the SOAPUI manually.

SQL Performance

If you have to access persisted data, of course, you do not have to necessarely use SQL. But in case you do, knowing something about SQL-performance helps. I just did…

Friend of Eclipse

I just became friend of Eclipse. The new version Kepler is available for friends of Eclipse, which is a good reason to do something I planned to do before.  

Hoe je baan te behouden bij introductie van Agile

De organisatie waarvoor je werkt besluit Agile te worden. Dat klinkt eng! Ongetwijfeld betekent dat een reorganisatie en dus dat mensen ontslagen worden. In deze tijden van economische tegenspoed zou…

Gesture

Lots of SF movies and futerist though that the future interface of the computer would be voice: talking to your computer like it was a human. Nothing less is true:…

Lean overheid

Quite a while, my top posting was about waste at the government.¬† Now something more positive on waste, and other lean subjects: I recently read the book ‘Een lean overheid‘.…

Filesystem notifications in Java

Inspired by an OS that went in oblivion some years ago (BeOS) operating systems as Windows, Linux and MacOS all have ways to monitor directories for changes built into the…