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.


Wow, springframework enters the ActionScript and flex domain

Some time a go I had a chat with Alef Arendsen. We talked about flex and the integration with springframework. As a lot of you know, I wrote a few posts about that topic. We talked about what the springframework could do to make life easier for spring developers when using flex and BlazeDS. At [...]

Doing search

Some time a go I wrote an item about refactoring a library. This post was about ict books, and how you can limit the amount of physical books. At the end I discussed a way to refactor your library by loosing books. It turns out I was/am in a need for a good search engine. [...]

Building Spring DM server compliant OSGi bundles with Maven

Recently, SpringSource released the first version of their DM server. The SpringSource DM Server provides the ability to build enterprise web applications. In the basis, S2DM is a fine mixture of Equinox and Tomcat.

Building OSGi-based web applications was already possible, but it is tedious and error prone work. The typical hello-world example was [...]

Using the Memento pattern to solve thread safety issues


Author’s note: this is an article that I co-authoredwith a colleague, Robert van der Steen. It has also been published in our company newsletter.

Many of the applications we write for our clients nowadays use the service paradigm: a dedicated and often reusable component within the application that is responsible for [...]

Things I do with flex as a java programmer

So far I have written a few posts mainly about the implementation of security and flex. In this post I want to focus on a the usage of flex in a more general sense. For the experienced flex programmer, this might not be a very interesting post, still you might find something interesting. For all [...]

Roadtrip from springframework to Hippo 7

At the moment I am doing a proof of concept for a customer together with two developers from the customer and a developer from Hippo. We are using the future product of hippo, Hippo 7. It is a nice technology stack using JackRabbit for the content repository and wicket as a view technology for the [...]

Commodity and Ethics in IT, why a PoC is better than a RFP Process

Ben his article “Consultancy” != “Cover your ass” is all about ethics and “How to Help your Customer in the Best Possible Way“. Recently, but also quite often in the past, I was involved in RFI & RFP processes and i can say, I was good at it. Master in discovering the hot buttons of [...]

ISIS Papyrus presenteert Whitepaper De Digitale Polis

Although initially sceptic I have decided after checking with Jettro to put the press release also on our Gridshore blog. I can not deny that we have around 400 to 500 hits a day, which is more than most sites can tell. The Whitepaper is in Dutch, it covers a specific Dutch topic and is [...]