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I'm Nikolas Martens, freelancing Software Engineer, and this is my blog. I hope it contains something interesting for you. Enjoy the read!

Code and Bicycles

Thu 08 December 2016 in zells

One of the most inspiring texts that I've ever read is Bret Victor's What can a technologist do about climate change. Before reading it, I was always a bit ashamed of not working directly on this most urgent and extensive problem of humanity. Instead of working on alternative ...

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A Unified Computing Model

Mon 28 November 2016 in zells

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 ...

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Codemotion Milan 2016

Sat 26 November 2016 in talks

My Codemotion spree of this year ended in the beautiful city of Milan. I was quite impressed by the sheer amount of talks and speaker and even more of their quality. Unfortunately I could only attend a few since I arrived during the first day and decided that my own ...

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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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