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!
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
The Gulaschprogrammiernacht (GPN) was my first deliberate journey into the hacker community and I have since been working hard on forgiving myself for not having gone every single year before. It was great fun just randomly talkin to people about their ideas and projects, trying out more VR headsets, playing ...read more