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!
For my last conference of 2017 I travelled, as for the first of this year, to Amsterday to talk about Specification by Example (aka Behaviour-Driven Development) and the Dutch PHP Conference. I used to opportunity to revise the presentation and slides which you can find here.
Update: A video of …read more
I was very happy to get the opportunity to talk about Rapid Prototyping with Domain-Driven Design at the International PHP Conference in Berlin. You can find the revised version of my slides here. Unfortunately my agenda didn't allow me to attend many of the sessions but it was great meeting …read more
The Gulaschprogrammiernacht (GPN) was my first deliberate journey into the hacker community and I have since been working hard on forgiving myself for not having gone every single year before. It was great fun just randomly talkin to people about their ideas and projects, trying out more VR headsets, playing …read more
Codemotion Amsterdam 2017
My first conference of 2017 brought me to my new favourite city, Amsterdam. There is very litte beating sitting at the canals on a warm May evening with a cold beer and good conversations.
So thanks to Codemotion for yet again organizing an excellent event and giving me the opportunity …read more
Essential Complexity is Essential
(This article was featured on the blog of the International PHP Conference)
The premise of my talk "Rapid Prototyping with Domain-Driven Design" is that the two greatest foes of every software developer are a) uncertainty and b) complexity. Over the years, we have invented many tools and methods to fight …read more