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On submitting to CFPs

One of the first things you do if you want to speak is that you submit to a CFP (Call for Papers) of a conference. Most conferences use this system to get a nice selection of talks out of which to compile the schedule …

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Command or Controller

A couple of weeks ago while walking towards lunch with Jelrik we were having a bit of a discussion about the use of the term Command. Not long before that, Jelrik had asked a question about naming of Commands in our …

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Lessons From ConFoo

ConFoo 2016 is over. The past days a huge amount of developers, most of them from Canada but also from the USA, The Netherlands, South Africa, France and quite a few other countries came to Montreal for ConFoo. I know …

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Three Months Of Patreon

Tomorrow it is three months ago that I launched my Patreon page . As I mentioned in my blogpost about launching my Patreon page, it was mostly an experiment to see how that would work out. I've seen a bunch of artists…

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The Sprint Demo

The new year also brought a new customer for me: At the start of January I started at the Digital Solutions Center of Schiphol Airport. They have an awesome project going on, and I operate in one of the two scrum teams…

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Motivating people to learn

Nearly two months ago I wrote a piece about Continuous Learning on the Dutch Web Alliance blog. In that article, I presented a lot of different ways of learning. All these ways of learning are interesting, but if you…

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Reduce stress: Focus on what is important

Last Friday I had a great, long meeting with Mike van Riel . There we many things to discuss, but one of the things we discussed was productivity, or rather the feeling of stress you can have even if you shouldn't, an…

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The PHP Developer During Advent

It is December 1st, which is the traditional start of the advent period, the period leading up to Christmas. It has also in the past years sparked initiatives in the PHP, web development and Open Source communities. So…

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