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!

FrOSCon 2014

Sun 24 August 2014 in talks

I was invited at this years FrOSCon to speak about executable documentation which is sort of follow-up to last year where I spoke about Specficiation by Example (aka Behavior-Driven Development) and how to use automated tests to create a self-validating documentation of a software application. This year I approached the ...

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Codemotion 2014 Rome

Thu 17 April 2014 in talks

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting my talk on Specification by Example (aka Behaviour-Driven Development) at the Codemotion conference in Rome in front of a very attentive and responsive audience.

You can find the slides here and some pics here and here. Thanks for those!

The talks I ...

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Small Steps (sudoku edition)

Thu 06 February 2014 in talks

After trying out live coding at the October meeting of the Berlin PHP user group last year, I tasted blood. So I decided to repeat it with a more complex problem.

At that point I remembered some articles discussing the pros and cons of TDD in the context of a ...

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Codemotion 2013 Madrid

Sat 26 October 2013 in talks

On the last weekend I had the opportunity to present my talk about Specification by Example (aka Behaviour-Driven Development) at the Codemotion conference in Madrid.

You can find the commented slides here and thanks for the awesome feeback!

Unfortunately I could only stay one night because of other commitments so ...

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Small steps at bephpug

Mon 07 October 2013 in talks

At the Berlin PHP user group last week I had two "firsts". It was my first time live-coding and I thought while I'm at it I could also do a "live" presentation on my hybrid tablet/netbook. Both went surprisingly well. And thanks guys for all your feedback.

The ...

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