How many posts have you seen about logging? And how many have your read about logging? Recently logging became cool again. Nowadays everybody talks about logstash, elasticsearch and kibana. It feels like everybody is playing with these tools. If you are not among the people playing around with it, than this is your blog post. [...]
Recently I discovered the web socket capabilities of the Tomcat web container. I read a gist by chitan. This was a nice start, but not a complete solution. Some changes were made to the tomcat classes and I don’t really like the one class to contain everything structure. Therefore I set out to create [...]
I have written a short review of a book I read called: Confessions of a public speaker. This is again a book about improving your presenter skills.
Confessions of a public speaker
In my previous blog posts I was working on reading data from wordpress blogs using groovy. This is nice, but of course there was a reason why I needed this. I wanted to create a tool or better a plugin for Elasticsearch. This plugin should make it easier to check the state of you [...]
In my previous blog post I wrote about a groovy client for reading a wordpress blog. Than using this client I send the data to ElasticSearch to be indexed. Of course you cannot do anything with ElasticSearch if you do not read the data by executing queries. So that blog post also talks about executing [...]
This week I had a training at Trifork Amsterdam by Martijn and Uri from ElasticSearch. This training was a very nice in depth look at the capabilities of ElasticSearch. Like with all trainings and conferences I get motivated to try out the technology immediately. I am working on a plugin for ElasticSearch using AngularJS. [...]
I have written a review about the book Presentation Patterns: Techniques for Crafting Better Presentations (@Amazon)
In the past I have read multiple books about creating and giving presentations. I really like to present something to the public. On numerous NLJug events I have presented as well as a lot of internal events @ trifork.
It is almost the end of the year, we are getting ready for 2013. Therefore I want to look back at my 2012 as a software engineer. I want to look back at the blogs I have written, the presentations I have given, the books I read and the conferences I attended. This blog post [...]