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Wouldn’t that be something?

Published on April 12, 2011 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

Recently on Facebook I was asked what my vision was, as once again I was referencing to Simon Sinek, who’s writing and public appearances form a great inspiration to me. Sharp and quickly I replied that I belief in change and the need to anticipate to change, rather than staring blindly at yesterdays problems. That […]

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.

People Matter. Results Count

Published on November 16, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

Yesterday (depending on your timezone) Capgemini revealed it’s new brand identity “People matter, results count”. Following anticipated discussions in which way the comma in this slogan should be interpreted, there is a personal choice to this interpretation as well. We can take the easy way and take the negative approach which seems to be on top […]

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 […]

Working around __flash_removeCallback

Published on September 20, 2010 By Arnoud ten Hoedt

Abusing your own blog for delicious like bookmarking should be forbidden! Either way, Dave Smith provides (see comment section) a nice workaround for __flash_removeCallback “Object required” alerts when embedding flash in internet explorer and reloading the page. <script type=”text/javascript”> (function(){var s=function(){__flash__removeCallback=function(i,n){if(i)i[n]=null;};window.setTimeout(s,10);};s();})(); </script> I decreased the setTimeout interval to somewhat higher then 10ms, because for me […]

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 […]

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 […]