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!

Wrong way driver

Tue 22 November 2016 in zells

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 ...

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Codemotion Berlin 2016

Wed 26 October 2016 in talks

To get to this month's conference I didn't need plane nor train but could easily walk the couple of hundred meters to Codemotion in the Kulturbrauerei. And not only that was new but also my talk on Prototyping with Domain-Driven Design.

You can find the slides here and ...

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Codemotion Warsaw 2016

Sat 17 September 2016 in talks

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting my talk on Specification by Example (aka Behaviour-Driven Development) in an actual cinema at the Codemotion conference in Warsaw. You can find the slides here from when I gave it in Rome two years ago.

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Why even casual programming is hard

Fri 10 June 2016 in zells

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 ...

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Bhutan Part Two

Sat 05 March 2016 in travel

Somehow I thought that time would slow down a bit if I move to such a different place. But it didn't. Not a bit. A third of my time in Bhutan is already over - 121 days to go, 61 down.

So I guess it's about time that I ...

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