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The User Experience in Online Architecture

Published on April 4, 2011 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

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 […]

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 […]

JanRain Engage in an AJAX environment

Published on November 22, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

We where looking to embed Janrain in a somewhat complex AJAX driven single page interface flow. The default behavior of the JanRain Engage part of the flow is to redirect the top window to the token_url. As you can imagine this messes up your SPI state.

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 […]

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 […]

Reflection 2

Published on August 6, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

Currently I have the luxury to be back with my roots and do some full-time software developer, rather than work on three projects at once spending more time on managing, discussing and commuting. As there seems to be a tendency in developers careers to shift out technology at some time and become project manager or […]

Reflection 1

Published on July 29, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

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 […]