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!

The Assembler Excursion

Sat 08 March 2014 in programming

Last week we went oldschool at our monthly Coding Dojo and programmed in Assembler for the 6502 microprocessor thanks to an awesome tutorial by Nick Morgan that made me wanna try it out myself. Turned out it's a lot harder than we thought and we achieved little more during ...

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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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Froscon 2013

Thu 29 August 2013 in talks

Last weekend I had the pleasure of talking about Specification by Example at the Free and Open Source Software Conference near Bonn. You can find the commented slides about Specification by Example here. If you watched the talk, I would appreciate your feedback here.

I used the opportunity to finally ...

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