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Why Docker matters and why you should care

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Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about with this Docker thing? Are you having a hard time convincing your colleagues to take it seriously? Well then, read on, I’m going to lay it all out for you.

Intercontinental Docker Swarm

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Docker is the new hotness. Swarm is an even newer, even hotter thing. The question is: will it blend? Can it run spanning multiple continents?

Functional Object Oriented Programming

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Does the title strike you as strange? Do you think functional and object oriented programming are two fundamentally contradicting paradigms? I don’t think so.

Working with Certificates in Java

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Let’s face it, the Java crypto API is a mess. It is extremely hard to use, and very confusing. Let’s try and make sense of this sorry excuse for an API.

Dear Startups - Learn to Hire

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In the last seven months I ventured into the world of startups and learned one thing especially: They really need to learn how to hire people and how to appreciate candidates they don’t hire. This is not about human resources. It is about people working with people.

A few words on null

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If you’ve ever seen a NullPointerException in a log, you know how frustrating it can be. You basically have no idea what happened and why. The stack trace is completely useless and you’re left debugging an application that you didn’t necessarily write. What is this and why does it happen? How do you avoid it?

Interplanetary Filesystem

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Quite by accident, I’ve stumbled upon a rather interesting technology called IPFS. It promises to replace HTTP as a transport protocol for websites and scale to interplanetary levels. Even though the claims sound just tiny bit far fetched, the technology behind it got me quite excited.

The loose, the strict and the static typing

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There seems to be a great deal of confusion in the programming world what loose, weak, strict, static and duck typing actually mean. Let’s go through it and clear a few things up!

Clean Code: Dependencies

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Managing dependencies is hard, especially if we are using third party libraries and projects. Let’s talk about splitting our code into layers!