Hi there,I'm Nikolas Martens, freelancing Software Engineer, and this is my blog. I hope it contains something interesting for you. Enjoy the read!
A Time System for the Space Age
I used last Christmas break to watch "The Expanse" which quickly became my favorite SciFi series with its incredibly realistic and inspirational vision of a humanity that has colonized the solar system. And it was one sentence in this show that struck an unexpected chord with me. It was a ...read more
Everyone Should be Software Literate
The YouTube recommendation algorithm recently put a video titled "Not Everyone Should Code" on my home screen and I got curious. Mostly concentrating on why everybody should become software literate for the last years, I wanted to know what their arguments against would be.
First off: it's a great ...read more
In high school, I was oftentimes mocked for caring too much about principles. Saying things like "This is against my principles" or "I'm doing this out of principle" earns you quite bit of ridicule from fellow teenagers. And even today, I still get scoffed at when I'm one ...read more
For my last conference of 2017 I travelled, as for the first of this year, to Amsterday to talk about Specification by Example (aka Behaviour-Driven Development) and the Dutch PHP Conference. I used to opportunity to revise the presentation and slides which you can find here.
Update: A video of ...read more