Category Updates

Change of content language 🌍

After quite some debate, I decided to take the plunge and write my content in English from now on. I’ll explain why in this update.

Hello Blog! 👋

Al een tijdje wil ik een blog starten en nu is het eindelijk zover!

Category Conferences

Domain Driven Design Europe 2021 🇪🇺

Een conferentie die voornamelijk samenwerking en hands-on sessies benadrukt, maar dan virtueel. Hoe was dat?

Category Craftsmanship

5 Books to Achieve the Mindset of a Software Craftsman 📚

How do you attain the mindset of a great coder? Reading these five books will give you a great start.

🕹 How To Use Exercism To Learn Programming Languages

Want to learn a new programming language, but don’t know where to start? Exercism might be what you’ve been looking for…

⚗️ Concocting the Battleship Codekata

B1. Miss. A2. Hit. That’s right, it’s Battleship! I created a Codekata for this nostalgic game. Learn all about it in this post.

🥋 How to become a better developer with CodeKatas

Practice makes perfect, and we developers can hone our skills with the CodeKata.

5 Tips voor een vliegende start als software developer 👨‍💻

Als startende developer is het lastig te bepalen wat je moet doen om te groeien. Met deze vijf tips maak je een vliegende start. 🚀

Category Books

5 Books to Achieve the Mindset of a Software Craftsman 📚

How do you attain the mindset of a great coder? Reading these five books will give you a great start.

📕 Implementing Domain-Driven Design Review

Implementing Domain-Driven Design aka The Red Book. I held high expectations for this title, did it deliver? Find out in this review.

📘 Technical Blogging Review

Are you thinking about starting a technical blog? Technical Blogging might be the book for you. Learn why in this review.

📘 Book Review: Domain-Driven Design

The “Blue Book” is a classic among software developers. What makes it so renowned? Is it that good? Find out in this review.

Leestip: The Phoenix Project 📙

DevOps. Wel eens van gehoord, maar heb je niet helder waar het om draait? Dan is dit een boek voor jou.

Category Software Design

How to Name Interfaces, Abstract Classes, and Their Implementations 🏷

Naming abstract types and their implementations is challenging. Learn why you should avoid names like IRepository, RepositoryImpl, and AbstractRepository.

🏋️ The Might of Microtypes

Ints, Doubles, Strings. We work with primitives all the time, but did you know they can hurt your Software Design? Microtypes can help!

☕ Improving Software Design with Role Interfaces

Role Interfaces offer a different perspective on the Interface in OOP. Learn what benefits this type of interface can bring your software design.

Category Tests

The Real Reasons for Doing Test-Driven Development 💎

Why do people apply TDD? Here’s a secret: it’s not for the tests. Learn about the actual goal and values hidden under the surface of Test-Driven Development.

🔨 Maintainable tests with Test Data Builders

Refactoring and then spend hours changing your tests? Not sure what a test does? Test Data Builders to the rescue!

Category Languages

💘 6 Reasons to Love Kotlin

After a few years of working with Kotlin daily, I reflect upon the six most compelling reasons to use the language.

Category Productivity

🔥 5 Tweaks for a Productive Terminal

The terminal is a developer’s best friend. I’ll introduce five ways to make it an even better companion to your workflow.

Category Practices

The Real Reasons for Doing Test-Driven Development 💎

Why do people apply TDD? Here’s a secret: it’s not for the tests. Learn about the actual goal and values hidden under the surface of Test-Driven Development.