March 16th, 2010

Meeting at the Okura

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Waiting at the Okura is no problem at all. Good to see money is still spend well. Glass and light always play nice together.


December 18th, 2009

Blog on Kanban in Action

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Still processing the impressions of DeVoxx 2009 in Antwerp. One of the most interesting sessions for me was the university talk about Kanban in Action by Olav Maassen. He gave a very clear and interactive insight into Kanban. Starting out with the meaning of the word and an example to support this. Kanban mean ‘visual card’. More

December 3rd, 2009

Blog on JRockit Mission Control 4.0

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The first day DeVoxx 2009, Noora Peura presented a talk on the new JRockit Mission Control 4.0 version and the toolkit it contains. I published a blog entry about this talk at

If you liked reading this blog and want to know more about the subject you can also take a look at

November 19th, 2009

JavaPosse live

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Here’s the JavaPosse. These guys (for you that don’t know them please check out give a deep insight on different Java subjects in a relaxed light format.

November 19th, 2009


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After Ivar was done with his keynote Robert C Martin ‘Uncle Bob’ took Ivar’s talk to the next level. He started his career in ‘69 as a programmer. His experience was that every decade provided new technologies and methodologies. But still developers couldn’t deliver on time and managers keep raising the bar. Concluding he summoned upon the professionalism of all attandees. With means that you don’t communicate what the manager wants to hear but that you have to tell him the truth although if that means you have to disappoint him. More on that later on.

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November 19th, 2009

UML founder

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Ivar ‘Founder of UML/RUP’ Jacobson gave a keynote speech. Very enlighting on the last couple of decades from a methodology perspective.

November 18th, 2009

Father of java

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James the father of Java Gosling.

November 18th, 2009

Scott Ambler book signing

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Scott Ambler just gave a talk on Agile Mythbusters. Very interesting. Now he’s signing books and answers questions.

November 18th, 2009

Metropolis conference center

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This is the DeVoxx conference center (Metropolis) in Antwerp Belgium.

November 17th, 2009

The Kanban board

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This is what the kanban board looks like.