The User Experience in Online Architecture

Posted by on April 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Companies hire the top graphical designers and user interaction specialist to think and design from an user perspective in order to create an optimal user experience. Specialist who live their working lives thinking from the outside in, placing the user central for a single channel customer journey or complex cross channels experiences. While thinking from […]

Online landscapers

Posted by on March 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm

While trying to tackle the speeding world of trends in online technology, there seems to be an increasing demand in what is referred to as “Online Architects”. From what I have encountered as much can be said that in most customer views has little to nothing to do with Enterprise Architecture, or architecture in itself. […]

Creating PDF documentation with Apache ANT and XHTMLRenderer

Posted by on December 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Generally I believe that telling developers to write documentation as part of a project requirements is not always the right approach. If a developer is convinced that nobody will actually ever take the effort to read the documentation anyhow, why even bother to tell them otherwise. I think there is a certain pride element that […]

Thinking out loud: semantic CSS

Posted by on November 11, 2010 at 8:28 pm

There is a concept I have been running around since college. While reading into the semantic web and technology you see al kinds of great concepts. A major drawback for me has always been the amount of effort it would take a development team to actually be semantic web ready. Either create a shadow website […]

Content as a service.

Posted by on November 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm

While having discussions with some colleagues, I find it amazing how otherwise very knowledgeable content management specialist find it very complex to see that the next generation for web content delivery should be content as a service. Talking endlessly on terms like pre-publishing, caching, creating complex webservices, reverting back to JSP’s, PHP’s or servlets, it’s […]

JSONP-DOM, JSONP without callback querystring.

Posted by on October 31, 2010 at 10:52 am

While working on centrally hosted Backbase widgets we needed a JSONP solution that is cachable by proxies (Squid, akamai) as well for browsers. Where regular JSONP requires the response to wrap the response using a callback. As we have full control on the response, the solution we came up with (and dubbed “JSONP-DOM”) is to […]

Perceived standardization / differentiation

Posted by on August 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

In a discussion on Yammer it seems that merely 30 years ago the vision was to have 30 engineers around the globe writing services that others would use. The concept might be working if you increase the number of engineers 10 to 100 fold. Most important however it seems that even though we discuss a […]

Writing Yammer Bots

Posted by on July 30, 2010 at 9:34 am

After having written a Yammer Extension for mediawiki ( which I got some really good responses to, it was time to look around for new challenges. So on to the new plugins we write and are about to write; Just last week we decided it would be good to implement some reward and recognition model […]

Reflection 1

Posted by on July 29, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Do you know the feeling that some four weeks after you finish a project you get that moment of reflection. You decide what you have learned, what you seriously never need to do ever again, or just be amazed at how things came and went and in the end there is something there but you […]

Re: Do you Like me, Will you be my Friend?

Posted by on July 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Dave Robinson discussed the new meaning words have gained through the social media revolution. Friends are no longer friends, but mere followers; Liking has nothing to do with getting enthusiastic about a topic, more or less you just consider the topic to be relevant to some of your friends, erm followers. Although his observations are […]