DiversIT Europe
Oct 10, 2017 Scala is not difficult This month my article ‘Scala is not difficult: Scala makes Java development easier’ was published in the Dutch Java Magazine. (click the title to download the article) The article is written in Dutch, but over the coming weeks, I will translate the article in English.
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Sep 9, 2017 Creating an tag cloud for Jekyll There are several plugin available for working with tags in Jekyll. I’m using jekyll-tagging by Arne Eilermann. Although this plugin already contains a tag_cloud function, I choose to create a bit of liquid template so I could style tag entries based on how often they are used.
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Sep 9, 2017 Creating an archive page for Jekyll For my Jekyll-based blog I wanted to add an archive page with an overview of all posts. Looking at some of the available archive plugins, it should not be that difficult to create something myself.
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Sep 5, 2017 CSS Grid is Awesome! I came across this CSS Grid Changes EVERYTHING presentation from Morten Rand-Hendriksen on WorldCamp Europe, Paris, 2017:
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Sep 4, 2017 Pagination on a Jekyll site On a Jekyll site, pagination can easily be added using a plugin.
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Sep 4, 2017 New blog with Jekyll, BitBucket pipelines and Google Firebase Often I want to quickly write a small blogpost about something, usually involving bits of code. But with Blogger, where I previously hosted my blog, adding code with proper styling was always so cumbersome. For a long time I wanted something different, something simpler. No more dependencies on hosted services or other peoples database models, since it’s always a hassle to move from service to another.
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Mar 2, 2017 Video - Interview at Voxxed Bristol 2017 Interview for Voxxed at Voxxed Bristol about what it’s like learning Scala from a Java background.
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Mar 2, 2017 Video - Sharing 2 years Scala experience Presentation at Voxxed Bristol 2017
In January 2015 we started on a new project using Scala with a team which had hardly any Scala experience. In this talk I share insights and experiences during a 2-year journey of using Scala/Akka in a real project, how the team learned Scala and slowly found it’s way into functional programming. It will include some best practices, pit-falls and lessons learned in both using Scala.
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Nov 12, 2016 Video - Sharing 2 years experience using Scala in a real project by a Java team Presentation on Devoxx 2016
In Januari 2015 we started on a new project using Scala with a team which had hardly any Scala experience. In this talk I’d like to share insights and experiences during a 2-year journey of using Scala/Akka in a real project, how the team learned Scala and slowly found it’s way into functional programming. It will include some best practices, pitt falls and lessons learned in both using Scala and the interoperability with Java and Groovy. Some of the technologies we used are Akka, Spray, Finatra, Json4s, Neo4j.
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Nov 11, 2016 Video - Talk to your Home! Quicky presentation on Devoxx 2016
OpenHab is a free open-source framework to automate your home. With probably over 100 bindings available for OpenHab, you probably already own something you could automate with OpenHab. My own home is automated using KNX, but it is also connected to OpenHab for a simple UI and as a continuous playground. In this quicky I’ll show how easy it is to control your OpenHab installation via Siri. [Sorry Android-ers, the Google Voice API is not open yet, so this is (at the writing of this paper) not possible yet with Google Voice.] With a few small steps it is possible to control your home with some basic commands, but you can also ask your home for the status of things like the temperature in the living room. I’ll demonstrate live controlling my home from the Devoxx stage.
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