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!
More than Machines
My opinion is probably more than a bit biased, but to me computers are incredible. Almost magical even. Like daemons from another sphere, all it takes is the right spell, and it will do your bidding (and like with these daemons, you have to be very careful which exact words ...read more
Code and Bicycles
A Unified Computing Model
In 1963, while working at the Advanced Research Project Agency, J.C.R. Licklider wrote in his Memorandum to the Members and Affiliates of the Intergalatic Computer Network:
At this extreme, the problem is essentially the one discussed by science fiction writers: "how do you get communications started among totally ...
Wrong way driver
Maybe I'm just a cynic and maybe this is just a rant but I think software development nowadays su... I'm highly discontent with the way software development is done. To be more specific, I've listed a bunch of incidental complications that make programming unnecessarily hard along with ...read more
Why even casual programming is hard
When I was searching yesterday for "what makes programming hard", none of the results really resonated with me. All pieces were about why it is hard to become a professional software developer. Most people seem to view programming as an all-in activity. Either you're in for the big win ...read more