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Online landscapers

Published on March 27, 2011 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

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

Published on December 5, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

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

Published on November 11, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

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.

Published on November 5, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

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.

Published on October 31, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

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 […]

Approach towards Lazy Loading and booting Backbase

Published on September 2, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

Introduction I am not under the impression that what we are doing here is rocket science, but might be nice to share anyway. Lets first elaborate a bit on the situation at hand. At my current client Backbase is used in a progressive enhancement kind of way: <!– Backbase Library –> <script type=”text/javascript” src=”core/4_3_1/engine/backbase.js”></script> <!– […]

Perceived standardization / differentiation

Published on August 8, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

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

Published on July 30, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

After having written a Yammer Extension for mediawiki (http://code.google.com/p/mediawiki-yammer-tag-extension/) 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 […]

Installing a new dev machine

Published on July 28, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

So I recently received my laptop at the client where I will be having a senior front end developer role. As my first day actually doing some work didn’t come till today I only installed my portable apps browsers (firefox, iron), following with a major series of installments today. As to the below list is […]