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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!

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 Three

Tue 24 May 2016 in travel

Only little more than a month to go. Time for an update. I'll try to make this one quick.

This article is part of a series. Check out the other ones if you haven't yet.

Thimphu

So what's been going on in the big small city? Well ...

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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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The Problem with Money

Wed 10 February 2016 in misc

For a long time I've been having the faint feeling, that something is fundamentally wrong with money. With the way it's created, the way it's used, the way it drives our actions. I could never quite put my finger on it but the feeling was always there ...

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