Welcome to our blog about all kind of topics that are related to software development. We blog about:

SOA, BPM, EDA, ECM and all the other buzz words. Beware some post might not be so common as you think. We are not scared to go against main stream thoughts.

Technologies like java, maven, springframework, OSGi and front end technologies and frameworks like jQuery, DWR, Flex.

Finally to make this happen we need tools and of course a Mac (well some of us do). So we blog about that as well.


Dutch Direct: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dijkstra’s Shortest Path algorithm

This year, 2009, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of a landmark moment for (Dutch) computing science: it is 50 years ago this year that Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, The Netherlands’ most famous computing scientist, published his Shortest Path Algorithm in Numerische Mathematik, the German journal of numerical mathematics.

The shortest path algorithm is a solution to [...]

Doing flex with JMS: combining BlazeDS, spring-jms and ActiveMQ

The complete story of combining a lot of different technologies and a lot of different blog post and articles found on the web. There are multiple good posts around this topic, but none of them gave the exact solution I needed. Therefore I write this blog post, maybe someone else can use this as well.


Java on Google app engine with intelliJ

This is a short post about the new java support for google appengine. The Basic steps are described very well at google, check the getting started manual. Here I just describe my experiences with my first java based application for google appengine. I concentrate on the usage of intellij. In coming posts I will create [...]

The power of immutability in a Rich Domain Model

As many other developers, I’ve been used to the fat service layer and the anemic domain model of the transaction script pattern. In that programming model, immutability is pretty much as rare as a Dodo. However, I have been investigating the rich domain model pattern lately (as you can read in my previous post) and [...]

On the Origin of Technologies

This year, 2009, is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin‘s birth and the 150th anniversary of the first publication of On the Origin of Species. In this famous publication Darwin launched his notion of how species’ survival is dictated by their ability to make the most efficient use of the available resources in their environment, [...]