Exceptions: Checked and Unchecked

March 28th, 2013
In the Java community there’s a still this disagreement about whether to use statically checked exceptions versus their unchecked opponent. In this article I provide some facts about exceptions and my personal view on using them. Read more

Signing Git Tags

March 14th, 2013
One of Git’s interesting features is definitely the ability to sign tags. Using your GPG key-pair you can create a signed tag. Anyone with your public key can verify that you are the true creator of that tag. Read more

Coderetreat: Global Day 2012

December 9th, 2012
Yesterday, Saturday December 8th, the Global Day of Coderetreat 2012 was finally there. As facilitator of the event in Haarlem (The Netherlands) I was quite excited about this event, and think we it was great and much fun. Read more


December 2nd, 2012
The Sunday after the SCNA conference a code retreat was held at 3 locations in Chicago. I attended the one at the 8th Light office, hosted by Corey Haines. Read more

SCNA 2012

November 25th, 2012
The Software Craftsmanship North America (SCNA) 2012 conference was held at November 9 and 10 on the top floor of the AON Center in Chicago, IL. Read more

Continuous Delivery Workshop

September 28th, 2012
On Saturday September 15, I attended a free workshop about continuous delivery by Robert Chatley, in Amsterdam. This workshop was organized by Ugly Duckling. Read more


July 12th, 2012
Last night I read a tweet from Alan Cooper, the father of Visual Basic. His tweet read: Read more