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!

DI - push or pull

Mon 22 April 2013 in programming

Dependency Injection is a must-have for testable code - and please write me if you are no convinced of testability. I even wrote my own simple Dependency Injection Container recently out of pure joy on experimenting. But there is one tiny thing that I can't make up my mind about ...

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Developer skills

Sat 13 April 2013 in programming

While I'm not a fan of certifications and the sort, it's definitely helpful for a novice developer to have a scale to measure himself against. Something that answers the question "what do I need to learn?"

The guys from clean-code-developer.de do a decent job of defining stages ...

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Blogging with pelican and git

Wed 10 April 2013 in misc

If it wasn't for pelican, this blog would probably not exist. So here is a brief description on the why and what and how.

Step 1: engine

The spark that got this blog going was my colleague showing me pelican yesterday which is a static blog generator written in ...

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It's a start

Tue 09 April 2013 in misc

I realized that I regularly write logs for myself for keepsake. But they mostly turn out too short and cryptic to understand - given that I actually find them again. So I guess this blog is mostly for myself, but who knows - maybe someone else might find this stuff interesting.

My ...

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