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.


Combining java and Node.js through redis pub/sub and a json remote interface

Recently I have been doing a lot with Node.js. It is a nice server technology that enables you to program on the server like you program on the client. Wouldn’t it be nice to create a java based business logic backend but a light weight client and server backend. Communication between node.js and java is [...]

Creating presentations with Node.js

I am learning about Node.js. While learning I usually create a few demo’s. Another thing I am attending a training for is learning how to give good presentations. I had to prepare a 10 minute presentation. Would be nice if I could combine the learning about Node.js with the 10 minute presentation. I decided to [...]

Installing Node.js on my new Synology

About a week a go I bought myself a Synology. A very nice product with reasonable value for money. Especially if you consider the options you have if you are not scared to get your hands dirty. Agreed the graphical admin console is nice, but the linux options are even nicer. I wanted to have [...]

First steps with Node.js

With a colleague I was talking about Node.js. My first though, “yeah right, JavaScript on the server!”. But you have to be open minded if you want to learn new stuff. Therefore I thought about giving it a spin. I started looking for resources on the web, read a few of them and ended up [...]

Upgrade maven and switch between versions using bash on the mac

Over three years a go I wrote a blog post explaining the steps to upgrade you maven installation on Mac OS X Leopard. I have been using snow leopard now for a while and things changed a bit. In one of the comments to that post Oskar Carlstedt mentioned the steps required on Snow Leopard. [...]

Axonframework samples

Axon framework is rapidly moving to the 1.0 release. Just a few days a go Allard released the first release candidate. You can find more information in his blog item: First release candidate available. In the past I have created multiple samples that some aspect of axon or the integration of axon with other [...]

Using the NOS open data API with the springframework and jackson

Some time ago the NOS started providing their data as open data through an API. Using this API you can get the latest news items. You can limit the results to sport news. There is also a search available and a few more categories to find news for. The API is a REST like api [...]

Book review: OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0

At the end of 2010 I reviewed the book “OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0 Beginner’s Guide“. The people from packt publishing contacted me based on my involvement in the past with OSGi and felix. I wrote a number of blog posts on OSGi and felix and gave a presentation at the NLJug together with Allard [...]