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Luminis DevCon: IT-trends and the latest technologies

The 3rd major, annual IT conference: Luminis DevCon, organized by the software and technology company Luminis, is to be held on Thursday 6th April 2017. The venue is the CineMec cinema rooms in Ede. This year’s event will focus on trends and the latest software development technologies. Multiple technical sessions will be presented by renowned […]

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Soundbyte 282: Homecoming

My week started eleven days ago when boarding the plane back to Amsterdam, marking the very end of a year working and living in Florida. I’m not even sure how often I took that particular flight, but with two bicycles, five suitcases, and four carry-ons, this trip was nothing like any other. (Skipping over the fact […]

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Soundbyte 281: Giving an example

Het is duidelijk te merken dan we in de opmaat zijn in Nederland naar de verkiezingen. Alles wat gezegd wordt ligt op een weegschaal en wordt door campagnestrategen demografisch gewogen. Zonde! Hoe mooi zou het zijn als je uit mag gaan van de oprechtheid van de ander en niet ergens iets achter dient te zoeken […]

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DevCon 2017: the Art of Software Engineering

Luminis’ DevCon is our 3rd annual “for developers by developers” IT conference. On April 6th 2017 we will again celebrate the art of software engineering at the CineMec Venue in Ede. Join us and we promise this year it is going to be even brighter and more fun. More information and registration: devcon.luminis.eu. “Knowledge is […]

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Soundbyte 278: Moth into Flame

Believe it or not, but this is actually my first Soundbyte since joining Luminis over five years ago. Somehow I always got away with it. I’ve read all the previous 277 ones, and now finally it is my turn. After reading so many of them, I guess I figured out the formula. When reading a […]

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Luminis at Learning Technologies UK 2017

London, UK – Luminis will be present at the Learning Technologies at 1 and 2 February 2017 in London. For over 16 years now, Learning Technologies has been Europe’s leading conference for organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. Hans Bossenbroek, CEO and co-founder of Luminis will talk about how big […]

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SoundByte 271: Thunder Child

“oh well, the truth?! I’m deciding on the truth” a censor says in the song “cancel” to Anton Tsjechov in the (Dutch) musical named after the writer. A few news headlines this week made this song pop-up in my mind multiple times. Starting with the news on the impact of fake news items on Facebook. […]

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Soundbyte 270: Thanksgiving

This week will be Thanksgiving in The States. By Thursday most of the families will be eating Turkey and spend a moment’s time to give thanks to all the people and things that are dear to them. And by proper American tradition, devote the following day to getting the best Black Friday deals at the […]

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Soundbyte 263: RX is life

This week was a sporty week for me. Feyenoord – Ajax : 1-1, Max Verstappen in VS, Texas, Austin, out of the race early and as some people know by now, a big passion of mine, CrossFit. As my son opened his own CrossFit-box, for outsiders, this is the gym, about 1 1/2 year ago, […]

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Soundbyte 262: The Way It Is

Would you like to live on Mars? With this week’s announcement by SpaceX that question got more relevance than ever. Sure, it still sounds like science fiction, but let’s face it: Elon Musk captures our imagination. Is it because he’s such an inspiring speaker? No, far from it. People listen because he has a track […]

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Soundbyte 261: Another Brick in the Wall

Every September since the year 2,000, the Scottish Learning Festival (“SLF”) has been held at the SECC (Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre) in Glasgow and each year this conference attempts to inspire better teaching and learning by helping to create a confident teaching profession for the 21st century. This year saw myself, Denise and Hans […]

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rFactor 2 gets a boost as ISI announce a partnership with Luminis

September 16th, 2016, Image Space Incorporated (ISI) of Michigan and the developer of the rFactor 2 simulated racing platform, today announced a strategic partnership with the Dutch software group Luminis to accelerate rFactor 2’s development. The partnership will be brought into a new company: Studio 397. Gjon Camaj, Vice President of Image Space Incorporated: “We […]

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Automobilista Motorsports Simulator v1.0 released

Automobilista Motorsports Simulator v1.0 is being officially released as v1.0 this Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 after being in Early Access on Steam before. Luminis, in cooperation with Reiza Studios, developed the software that powers the latest racing simulator. Pure simulation, pure fun — Automobilista places you in the driving seat of an advanced racing simulator. […]

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C# Software Development bootcamp

Designing good software is a problem that we all struggle with. How do you craft maintainable software? What are the current best practices that adapt to business needs? When should you apply them? This expert-led bootcamp course will teach you how to apply best software development practices in terms of object-oriented programming, generics programming, functional […]

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Brain Upgrade: Java 9 Modularity in Action

With Java 9, modularity comes to your doorstep (whether you ordered it or not). This isn’t your average language feature: making the most out of it may involve rewiring your brain. In this session we explore the benefits of a modular codebase using Java 9 modules. Because who doesn’t like more reliable and secure applications, […]

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Let’s talk about IoT – Luminis at Tele2 IoT Talks

On September 29th, Tele2 will gather exhibitors, partners and clients to IoT Talks at the Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht. In a constantly growing landscape and exciting time for IoT developments, Tele2’s IoT Talks will inspire and energize you to talk about IoT, increase your knowledge and have great discussions with other parts of the industry. […]

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Luminis Cloud RTI now on UK Government G-Cloud

August 1th, 2016, Scotland, UK – Luminis registered their seminal Cloud platform, the “Cloud RTI”, on the UK Government’s G-Cloud Digital Marketplace. Government Cloud (G-Cloud) is a UK government initiative to ease procurement of cloud services by government departments and to promote government-wide adoption of cloud computing. Luminis UK proactively encourages departments and authorities across […]

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Soundbyte 254: Wees eens dapper, ben jezelf

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Soundbyte 253: Buffalos (Bouffalant #626)

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Book release: Java 9 Modularity

With Java 9 promising to shake up the Java world with modularity in the language, Sander Mak and Paul Bakker started working with O’Reilly to publish a book about Java 9 Modularity. Progress on the book is going very well. The first chapters are completed and will be sent out for external review soon. External […]

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Soundbyte 250: Blackbird

Time for another Soundbyte, after one of those perfect Sundays. Great weather, BBQ, enjoying the family, what’s not to like? Just before the weekend we had a Luminis Technologies meeting where we brainstormed about our strategy, so that definitely provided some food for thought as well. As usual, there’s lot’s of things going on in […]

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Soundbyte 249: Layback waste

I still experience new things on a daily basis when living as an expat in Florida. But there is one epiphany I had this week which I think is true all over the world of software development. My revelation can be summarized as waste, a common term for lean/agile enthusiasts who try to reduce waste […]

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András Király at Zandvoort

On the weekend of June 4th and 5th about 100.000 people gathered in the dunes at Zandvoort for the family racing days featuring Max Verstappen. Whilst obviously Max was the biggest crowd pleaser, arguably the best racing that weekend came from the national MaX5 Cup, a competition that, this particular weekend, featured about 50 first […]

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Brain Upgrade: Security and OWASP

As a software professional, your first responsibility is delivering value to your users. A lot of this value is delivered over the internet, infrastructure you share with data thieves, scammers and malware. Data breaches or abuse, caused by bugs , non-secure systems suddenly connected to the internet and sub-par security practices reflect badly on the […]

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Brain Upgrade: Continuous Delivery voor IT-managers

Aan het proces om software te ontwikkelen worden meer en nieuwe eisen gesteld. Organisaties dienen sneller veranderingen door te voeren binnen budget en planning. Continuous Delivery is een ontwikkelproces dat is gericht om ideeën zo snel en efficiënt mogelijk in productie te krijgen. Op 19 mei a.s. organiseert Luminis een Brain Upgrade (gratis kennissessie) over […]

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UX-design in de praktijk, voor developers en designers

Gebruikers hebben steeds hogere verwachtingen van software, omdat zij dagelijks met de intuïtieve gebruikersinterfaces van apps in aanraking komen. UX-Design voor het digitale domein gaat ook niet zozeer over hoe de buitenkant eruit moet zien, maar vooral over hoe het product zou moeten werken, het gebruikersgemak. In deze Brain Upgrade (gratis kennissessie) vertellen Pien en […]

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SoundByte 241: When the going gets tough

It’s Sunday morning, and I’ve returned from my bike ride way earlier than usual, mainly due to the winterish weather outside. There’s this weather saying “April doet wat hij wil” which fully applies to the current weather. I’ve seen everything this morning, from rain to snow to hailstones and even sunshine. Digging a bit into […]

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Soundbyte 238: I owe you big time!

Too little, too late… Normaal gesproken zou je de soundbyte op zondagavond op je digitale deurmat mogen verwachten, Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! Met dank aan Anneke komt ie er dan toch, zij het enigszins verlaat ☹. Too little, too late, is (ook) een titelsong, maar dat is niet waar wat mij betreft de titel […]

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Soundbyte 236: Game of Life

What an utterly interesting time to be alive. We all remember how Deep Blue defeated Kasparov. Chess became a ‘solved problem’ pretty soon after that historic event. And in the past week, we have witnessed an even more amazing feat: AlphaGo beating world-class Go player Lee Sedol. The game that knows more positions than there […]

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Luminis contributes to advanced racing simulator

Arnhem, March 14th 2016 — Luminis, in cooperation with Reiza Studios and Image Space Incorporated, developed the software that powers Adrenaline Control‘s latest racing simulator. Situated next to the airforce base in the Gate2 Aerospace and Maintenance building in the Ericssonstraat in Rijen, Adrenaline Control has converted a 360 degree “dome” with a diameter of 7 […]

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Luminis supports World Champion Freediving Jeanine Grasmeijer

Apeldoorn, March 4th, 2016 – Software and technology company Luminis will start sponsoring Jeanine Grasmeijer (23), the Dutch World Champion Freediving. Luminis supports Jeanine in her efforts to defend her titles and improve her national records in freediving. In the next months, Jeanine will travel to Egypt and the Bahama’s on a quest to reach […]

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Soundbyte 234: Learn to fly

Let’s start this Soundbyte with a bit of already old news for those of you not on Twitter. Together with Sander Mak I’m working on a new book for O’Reilly: “Java 9 Modularity”. The book is scheduled for early 2017, which is perfectly aligned with the Java 9 release date. Also a big thanks to […]

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Soundbyte 233: The forward outpost

So by a happy coincidence I became the forward outpost in the USA for Luminis within the same week I got to write the Soundbyte. We should have arrived one month ago, but the visa was just recently approved and now I am finally here! No snow in The Sunshine State, but blue skies and […]

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Soundbyte 232: La Grange

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Soundbyte 231: The River Sings

<Sorry, this post is only available in Dutch> Als je in buurt van Rotterdam woont of werkt, dan is deze nieuwe kreet bekend: ‘Bottleneck’ of ‘Botleknek’. T’is hoe maar hoe je er naar kijkt: Sinds de zomer van 2015 is er bij Rotterdam een nieuwe brug geopend, de Botlekbrug. De ‘bedoeling’ van deze brug is dat […]

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Soundbyte 230: If You Want My Love

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Soundbyte 229: With a Little Help from My Friends

Soundbyte 229 : With a Little Help from My Friends On a gloomy Wednesday afternoon in november 2015, my wife and I were called by a friend of ours, with the announcement that she is deceased. Despite that we all saw this coming, you still feel a shock hearing the sad news. Man and 3 […]

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Our second developers conference: Luminis DevCon 2016

Following their successful 2015 conference, Luminis is pleased to announce their second “for developers by developers” IT conference. Come and join us at this developers’ experience on April 19th 2016 at the CineMec Venue in Ede. Enjoy the art of software engineering!

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Soundbyte 227: Blackstar

I woke today to the news of David Bowie’s death. It was announced in a short post on his facebook page that he died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. Like many of his fans I found myself browsing through articles and listening to some of his songs, remembering […]

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Soundbyte 226: Promised you a miracle

Holiday! Today it is the last day of a week of doing nothing, sleeping a lot and neglecting everything that is on my to-do list. As in most holidays I intent to do all the things I never get to normally and every time the holiday flies by and I end up doing nothing, but […]

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Soundbyte 225: Iron Sky

I have been looking forward to this week for quite some time because I had hoped to be able to sit back and relax a bit. So far, I have had only partial success with that. Although I haven’t spent time working so far (apart from answering some emails and phone-calls), I found myself enjoying […]

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Soundbyte 224: Merry Christmas, Baby

It’s just a few days to go until christmas and my christmas holiday actually already started. Last Friday we’ve had our Technologies christmas celebration. Since we’re a bunch of geeks we decided it should not be just dinner, but we should do something techie as well. I think Robin was quite right in his Soundbyte […]

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Training Java EE 7 upgrade

Java EE has a greatly simplified programming model and it now has all the ingredients that make for a successful lightweight component based implementation. Java EE 7 continues down the path where Java EE 6 left off to further simplify the architecture by reducing its complexity from the developer’s point of view, while also adding […]

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Training Modular Java Development using OSGi

Java is an awesome platform and probably the best choice for any kind of enterprise (web) application today. But how do you design a system that can evolve for many years in production? And how do we run such systems in the cloud? This course teaches you how to benefit from a modular programming model […]

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Soundbyte 223: Cyborg christmas dinner

Spoiler alert Deze soundbyte bevat geen grote verhalen over business ontwikkelingen.Deze soundbyte loopt niet over van strategie.Deze soundbyte leert je niets over de nieuwe ontwikkelingen op het gebied van webtechnologie. Kerstdiner Ieder jaar is het kerstdiner van Luminis Arnhem een mooi feest, zoals dat vast van alle andere kernen ook zo zal zijn. Een mooie […]

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Soundbyte 222: cultuur

Bij deze mijn bijdrage aan de soundbyte, te laat, veel te laat (ja ik ga mijn leven beteren! )….  Ik heb mijn inspiratie voor deze keer gekregen uit een blog die een vriend heeft geschreven. Bij deze, Bill dank je wel voor het idee! Bedrijfscultuur De meesten van ons denken niet aan het belang van […]

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Soundbyte 221: Too young to say goodbye

Another week gone by, and we’re still dealing with the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Yet another crisis, stacked on top of the European migrant crisis. First France, then Belgium effectively under martial law. A lot can happen in a few weeks. Inevitably, all these crises lead to calls for stronger leadership. However, the past […]

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Soundbyte 217: Rage Against the Machine

I’m writing this soundbyte sitting in the sunshine at “Duke’s Cafe”, the outdoor hangout space at JavaOne (yup, that’s where the beer is). Before anything else, let’s start some music. Each year there are some cool bands playing at JavaOne/OpenWorld. We’ve had bands such as Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, Aerosmith, so expectations for this […]

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Soundbyte 214: Rotterdam

Aan het einde van deze zonnige zondag is het een goed moment om eens terug te kijken op de afgelopen periode en daarbij natuurlijk de toekomst niet te vergeten. Waarom is het terugkijken op dit moment zo’n goed idee zullen sommige lezers zich afvragen, het is tenslotte nog geen ’31 december’… Wel: afgelopen donderdag hebben […]

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Soundbyte 212: Change

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Soundbyte 211: Outside-In

Inmiddels is het 20 september, zomervakantie voorbij, scholen begonnen en het gezin- en werkritme is weer op een ‘normaal’ tempo. Natuurlijk geniet ik net zoals iedereen van het mooie weer en de zomervakantie. Na een paar dagen omschakel tijd vind ik het stiekem heel leuk weer aan de slag te zijn en de cadans gevonden […]

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Global Day of Coderetreat 2015 at Luminis Arnhem

November 14, 2015, is this year’s Global Day of Coderetreat. This is a day for us, as developers, to hone our skills, share knowledge, and honor the craft of software engineering. Luminis Arnhem will facilitate a code retreat at our offices in Arnhem. We will provide you with both the facilities and the necessary guidance […]

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Soundbyte 210: Just a Flow

Zondagavond, even terugkijken op de week.   Uitrekseldiskette Het nieuws over Joost Zwagerman kan niemand zijn ontgaan. Nu ben ik bekend met zijn bevlogen en energieke ‘kunstcolleges’ in DWDD, maar denk niet dat ik ooit een boek van ‘m heb gelezen. Mijn interesse in Nederlandse literatuur is een plichtmatige uit mijn middelbareschooltijd. Zijn romans Vals […]

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Training: Building modern web applications

In the course Building modern web applications, you will learn Angular, Typescript and RequireJS. You will also learn how to use these three technologies together to write some modern, object oriented and really well structured single page applications. Program When you are doing front-end web development, three technologies are currently very hot! On top of […]

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Brain Upgrade: Data Insight

The digital era of continuous change, innovation and data overflow, impacts the essence of our decision making process. What is the meaning of search related to decision making? How does explorative data analysis and data visualization effectuate our insight learning curve? Why should knowledge workers take the question as starting point? Periodically a Luminis Brain […]

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Soundbyte 209: Willin’ to learn

The most fun part of getting older is that your experiences allows you to see the lessons you’ve learned years ago in a total different perspective. I find it exhilarating when I remember wise words from a teacher or friend years after the fact in another context. When it allows me to perceive a situation […]

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Soundbyte 208: Reflections

One of the things I value most about working for Luminis Technologies is the opportunity to get to know people living in different countries. I was the first non dutch employee to join LT a little more than a year ago. Since then the group has expanded to include Thomas and Marc (Germany) and Marian and […]

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Soundbyte 207: I want to break free

A while ago Joyce and Jago hosted a BBQ for the whole Luminis Technologies crew and during that event Joyce and I started discussing our soundbytes. She thought it might be a nice idea to write one herself, so I was thrilled to get an e-mail a few days ago with her first contribution. I […]

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Container Camp London: Docker network performance

Luminis’ Arjan Schaaf is going to present about Docker network performance in the public cloud at Container Camp Londen. Arjan has been developing modular and web applications using Java, OSGi and Groovy for years as a software engineer and architect. As a DevOps architect, Arjan has shift his focus to bringing development, operations and business […]

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Soundbyte 206: Zo veel te doen

Deze Soundbyte is geïnspireerd door een oudje van ‘Toontje Lager’. Want afgelopen weekend was het weer zo ver. Een overvol weekend van zaterdagochtend tot zondagavond. En dat pas een week na onze zomervakantie. Vandaar ook deze ‘verlate’ Soundbyte. Het begon zaterdagochtend niet al te vroeg. Kwart over zeven ging de wekker en na douchen en […]

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Soundbyte 205: Somewhere Else

De speld had het een aantal weken geleden helemaal bij het rechte eind: het is een kutzomer wanneer meer dan 5 dagen achter elkaar door voldoende mensen deze uitspraak wordt gedaan (hetgeen al waar is zo lang er officieel aan het weer gemeten wordt). Want wat een weer is het dit weekend geweest. We hadden […]

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Soundbyte 204: High Hopes

When Anneke reminded me again today that I had forgotten to write a soundbyte this weekend, I immediately realised I wanted to write about the reason I had completely forgotten about writing it in the first place. But not before I have introduced this week’s musical background. Sometimes I listen to different numbers for hours […]

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Soundbyte 203: Road trippin’

Lekker hoor, de eerste collegae keren alweer terug van vakantie en ik mag nog.. Wanneer begint je vakantie? Wij vertrekken meestal ’s-nachts. Een oude gewoonte nog. Toen onze kinderen klein waren en we met de auto op vakantie gingen, sliepen ze een groot deel van de reis. Wel zo rustig. Ze vroegen dan niet onophoudelijk […]

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Soundbyte 202: Time of your life!

Met 1.5 miljoen bezoekers is gister de 99e Vierdaagse van Nijmegen afgesloten. Een week lang prachtig weer en vandaag storten de weergoden hun ingehouden tranen ineens over “mijn” oude stad. In deze zomerse Soundbyte wil ik graag stilstaan bij onze bedrijfscultuur die ontegenzeggelijk zijn oorsprong vindt bij BSO. Je weet wel dat bedrijf waar 40 […]

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Soundbyte 201: De vogel is bevlogen

Nee, inderdaad be-vlogen en niet: ‘ge-vlogen’, al geldt dat voor mij wel want ik ben op dit moment in Spanje! De titel schoot me te binnen nadat we laatst met een aantal mensen weer eens een ‘Smaakmakersbijeenkomst’ hadden. Dit doen we een paar keer per jaar met wisselende samenstelling en wisselende onderwerpen. Vooral om eens […]

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Smart Systems Conference

‘s Hertogenbosch, October 1st 2015: Luminis and Thales will present their vision on evolving high-tech systems as exhibitor and speaker during the second edition of “Bits&Chips Smart Systems.” This one day conference is aimed at professionals who deal with smart information systems. The Thales / Luminis booth contains a live demonstration of an resilient software […]

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Soundbyte 200: Common Ground

Our industry gives the impression it is innovating at a furious pace. Take the web: we have WebAssembly coming up, ES6 (the next JavaScript) has finally been released and the Web Components spec is coming out of the draft phase. The list goes on and on. Another example: micro-services and containerisation. Docker, Rocket, Kubernetes, Project […]

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Brain Upgrade: Angular 2.0

Since first seeing light in 2009, AngularJS has quickly established itself as a dominant force in the world of front end development. As developers we have to respect the massive rise in adaptation it has seen in the past years in both small open source and large corporate projects. Now the team behind AngularJS has […]

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Soundbyte 198: Wreck-It Ralph

The holiday season is approaching rapidly. Another week and then the exodus to the South of Europe starts for us. For me this is the time to think about the in-car entertainment (3 children have to sit still for 12 hours and I can assure you, that is quite a challenge for them). Fortunately, we have […]

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Soundbyte 195: It’s a beautiful day

After a few busy weeks with preparing our new house and actually moving there, this weekend we finally had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather. So I started the Sunday with a nice ride on the mountainbike. I’m quite lucky in Deventer we have some nice trails. Finally I could ride my 29” carbon […]

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Mooi resultaat na ‘n dag Experiment Day! “@eRJe:…

Mooi resultaat na ‘n dag Experiment Day! “@eRJe: De gebouwde robots van deze avond #LED15 http://t.co/2HK1yPGYQc”

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Geweldige golfshow van Joost Hage #luminis #golfda…

Geweldige golfshow van Joost Hage #luminis #golfdag #LOGO5 http://t.co/ouMxXex5V8

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Training Modular Software Development using OSGi

Java is an awesome platform and probably the best choice for any kind of enterprise (web) application today. But how do you design a system that can evolve for many years in production? And how do we run such systems in the cloud? This course teaches you how to benefit from a modular programming model […]

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Soundbyte 193: Someday…

Zo… Het is zondagmiddag en ik zit rustig na te genieten van een heerlijk avondje Friesland, waar we bij familie hebben overnacht na een gezellige avond de tijd te hebben doorgebracht met een copieuze maaltijd die werd begeleid door een heerlijke selectie wijnen en een groot aantal oh’s, ah’s en lachsalvo’s. Alleen al aan de […]

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Soundbyte 192: Keep Talking

In de afgelopen week hebben we met z’n allen weer ‘teruggekeken’: 4 & 5 mei zijn van die dagen waar wordt teruggekeken. En nu het 70 jaar geleden is dat de 2e wereldoorlog eindigde, was het weer een moment van extra aandacht. Zo kwam bij mij in het dorp een hele ‘bevrijdingsoptocht‘ aan met allerlei […]

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Heb jij de aftermovie van #Luminis #DevCon15 al be…

Heb jij de aftermovie van #Luminis #DevCon15 al bekeken? youtube.com/watch?v=zU-A1i…

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Soundbyte 191: word wie je bent

Dit is mijn eerste soundbyte voor Luminis. Afgelopen vrijdag was ik al begonnen met nadenken over de onderwerpen en wat ik allemaal zou kunnen vertellen… en het laat zich raden, de spreekwoordelijke schrik sloeg me om het hart en het vel papier bleef zo leeg als het maar kon, normaal ben ik niet snel sprakeloos […]

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A successful Luminis DevCon 2015

On April 23th, 2015, Luminis has organized its first IT conference: Luminis DevCon. More than 370 visitors joined this conference at the CineMec Venue in Ede. Luminis showed their expertise and software engineering skills. More than 20 professionals shared their IT knowledge and experience during various parallel sessions. More pictures: Luminis Google + Videos presentations

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Soundbyte 190: Mr. G.B.J. Hiltermann

Ik verwacht niet dat velen van jullie hem kennen, Mr. G.B.J. Hiltermann. Voor mij was hij de stem in mijn jeugd van ‘De toestand in de wereld’. Dat was een wekelijks radioprogramma op de zondagmiddag vanaf 1956, waar mijn ouders steevast naar luisterden. Het was eigenlijk een column. In het hedendaagse social media tijdperk zou […]

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Soundbyte 189: A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

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Soundbyte 187: Corner of the Earth

Because of the Easter Holiday, this soundbyte is delivered one day later than normal, on Monday evening. It’s springtime, a time my dog seems to enjoy the most as the forests and dunes seem to provide an almost infinite playground for her to run, chase other dogs and in general have a great time chasing […]

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BrainUpgrade: Design Patterns

Design Patterns; They are a solution for every software design problem you face.. Or aren’t they? In this session we will have a look at what these patterns are and how they are categorized. After this introduction we will review examples of these patterns and cover patterns from each category. Al of these examples will […]

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En hoe kunnen we beter starten dan met een gezamen…

En hoe kunnen we beter starten dan met een gezamenlijk (vervroegd Paas-)ontbijt? #verhuisd #Luminis http://t.co/F9NfBt0PJh

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Wat ‘n topdag! Vandaag is ons NIEUWE pand officiee…

Wat ‘n topdag! Vandaag is ons NIEUWE pand officieel geopend door onze NIEUWE chef @jeroenwerner! #freshness #Luminis http://t.co/iuvWfNOT3w

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Soundbyte 186 – Different shades of blue

Don’t worry about the title, this Soundbyte has nothing to do with fifty shades of anything. It has everything to do with great blues music however. “Different Shades of Blue” is the latest album by Joe Bonamassa, which Bert Ertman and me went to see live a week ago. Coming back to the familiar topic of […]

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Soundbyte 185: Oude Maasweg

Keek op de week Het is lente, we hebben gekozen voor water, wat is de menselijke maat? de Zorgtotaalbeurs en de kracht van maatwerk. ‘Dokter, straks is het weer lente, als u begrijpt, wat dat ik bedoel’, zong Huub van der Lubbe in ‘Groot hart’. Welnu: het is weer zover. Het laatste beetje wintermoeheid schudden […]

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Soundbyte 184: Don’t stop me now…

Het is alweer zondagavond. Mijn voorbereidingen voor de gemeenteraad volgende week zijn gedaan, blijft over de soundbyte.  Na ruim een half jaar was het weer tijd voor een nieuw project. In mijn laatste project heb ik met Java 8 gewerkt en ik moet zeggen dat ik erg onder de indruk ben van Java 8 Lambda’s […]

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Soundbyte 183: The way

It’s been a rough and emotional week for me. We’re finally getting settled in our new apartment which is a few kilometres away from our old one, a bit more to the center of Tel Aviv. Moving day was Sunday a week ago and everything seemed to be going well at first. We brought our […]

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Luminis organizes technical conference on April 23th

On April 23th, 2015, Luminis organises a technical conference, Luminis DevCon, at the CineMec Venue in Ede. Luminis will show their expertise and software engineering skills during this conference. More than 20 professionals share their IT knowledge and experience during various parallel sessions. Keynote speaker James Governor, a well known name in the world of software engineering, […]

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Webinar Persuasive Marketing: What you need (to do)

This webinar is in dutch, therefore the content for the invite is also in dutch.  Hoe beïnvloedbaar ben jij? En hoe past je de juiste strategieën toe om jouw klanten te verleiden om vaker langs te komen, meer te kopen of met anderen over jouw merk of organisatie te laten praten? Op woensdag 18 maart, om […]

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Soundbyte 182: Hungry

This Soundbyte is only available in Dutch… De afgelopen week was natuurlijk vooral de week van de Luminis Devcon. Althans, de aankondiging daarvan. De voorbereidingen daarvan waren vanzelfsprekend al veel langer aan de gang, maar vorige week was de aankondiging dan een feit: voor het eerst in haar bestaan, organiseert Luminis zelf een eendaagse conferentie […]

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Soundbyte 181: Fever to the Form

This Soundbyte is only available in Dutch Het lijkt wel alsof ik altijd voor het schrijven van een soundbyte vakantie heb. Dan valt er minder over het werk te vertellen, dus even nadenken. Hoewel, als je niet duidelijk zegt dat je vakantie hebt word je natuurlijk gebeld over allerlei lopende- en nieuwe opdrachten. Geen probleem […]

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Soundbyte 180: Slice of time

Time. One of the grandest illusions of the universe. And yet it leads us all to believe that another week has started. In other words: time for a soundbyte! This week featuring ‘Slice of time’ by David Crosby. It’s from the album Croz, which contains some great and timeless songwriting.     “My teacher said time […]

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Soundbyte 178: Don’t be afraid

This Soundbyte is only available in Dutch. Tja, ik wist niet dat mijn titel voor deze soundbyte, “Don’t be afraid”, zo’n dubbele lading zou krijgen met het nieuws van de afgelopen week. Gelukkig geen Franse taferelen, maar afgelopen donderdag waren er toch verschillende NOS medewerkers die bang zijn geweest. In deze soundbyte daarom aandacht voor […]

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BrainUpgrade Modern Threading: Java vs .Net

Threading is known to be one of the hardest subjects when writing programs. Whether we are talking about parallel programming or asynchronous programming, which need to synchronize back to the UI thread, it always come with a lot of difficulties.   In the last couple of years the two biggest technology stacks (Java and .Net) have […]

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Soundbyte 175: Simplicity

While relaxing on the couch and half watching the speed skating on television I momentarily feel like Youp van het Hek (a dutch comedian and columnist) who feels the deadline for his column getting closer. My thoughts immediately go out to the horrible events in France where cartoonists of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo had […]

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Soundbyte 173: Uptown Funk

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Soundbyte 172: Ode to my Family Man

This Soundbyte is only available in Dutch. In deze week voor kerst zijn de meeste mensen er mee bezig: familie. Bij de een worden de kerstdagen beleefd als een soort familie, bij de ander roept dat juist wat aversie op om ‘aan de regeltjes te voldoen’ en ‘gezellig’ (lees ‘verplicht’) bij die en gene langs […]

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Soundbyte 171: Land of Confusion

This Soundbyte is only available in Dutch. De wereld staat niet stil Het einde van 2014 is in zicht, de laatste eindsprints zijn in gang gezet en het aftellen is bij sommigen al duidelijk te horen. Pepernoten en marsepein zijn inmiddels vervangen door kerstkransjes en we hoeven ons even niet druk te maken over de […]

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Innovation through knowledge sharing. Collaboratio…

Innovation through knowledge sharing. Collaboration between Luminis and @coenmt: coe-nmt.eu/luminis-coe-lo…

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Training: Java EE 7 Upgrade

Are you an experienced Java developer and do you want to know more about the latest Java EE APIs to develop transactional business applications? Luminis will organize a four day training Java EE 7 Upgrade on March 2, 3, 4 and 5. Java EE has a greatly simplified programming model and it now has all the ingredients […]

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Soundbyte 170: Something from Nothing

The end of the year is approaching, which means it’s time to look back and, more importantly, ahead. Earlier this month, the Foo Fighters released their 8th studio album called ‘Sonic Highways’. At the same time, a documentary aired with the same name, where the band visits different cities and explores their music cultures that […]

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Soundbyte 169: Stout

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Soundbyte 168: Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime

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Luminis at inspiration session “Excellente Toppers”

November 21st 2014, Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Marcel Veening will present at inspiration session “Excellente Toppers”. The Centre of Excellence for New Media Technologies (CoE) and the Digitale Steden Agenda are organizing an inspiration session regarding the existing shortage of qualified personnel on the Dutch ICT labour market. During the workshop, Marcel Veening focuses on personalization in […]

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#BigData is not just about making fancy business intelligence reports….

#BigData is not just about making fancy business intelligence reports. Find @Sander_Mak’s #whitepaper and more at http://www.luminis.eu/expertise/white-papers-en/ Follow: @LuminisArnhem

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Luminis at @GFHEU 2014. Our keynote speaker will t…

Luminis at @GFHEU 2014. Our keynote speaker will talk about immersive technology applied in health care education luminis.eu/blog/luminis-p…

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Luminis present at Games for Health Europe Conference 2014

Luminis will be present at the conference Games for Health at 27 and 28 October 2014. Our keynote speaker Hans Bossenbroek will talk about immersive technology applied in health care education. In his presentation, Hans will elaborate on the possibilities and challenges that are inherently part of open and user-led approaches to innovation using the […]

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Soundbyte 164: Livin’ on the Edge

The past few weeks have pretty pretty intense with traveling. A nice holiday in Tunisia was followed directly by JavaOne and JDD Krakow which was last week. Although JavaOne is a few weeks back already, I’m still processing it and most of this post will be reflections on the conference. Aerosmith was playing at JavaOne […]

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OSGi in one day- Bucharest

On November 21st, 2014, the Bucharest JUG, together with Luminis Technologies and Thales Romania teamed up to organize an ‘OSGi in One Day’ event in Bucharest, Romania. The event takes place at Thales, Sema Parc, River View House, Splaiul IndependenÈ›ei 319, Bucharest. The main goal is to introduce more people to the OSGi technology and […]

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Global Day of Coderetreat 2014, November 15 at Luminis Arnhem

November 15, 2014, is this year’s Global Day of Coderetreat. This is a day for us, as developers, to hone our skills, share knowledge, and honor the craft of software engineering. Luminis Arnhem will facilitate a code retreat at our offices in Arnhem. We will provide you with both the facilities and the necessary guidance […]

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Luminis Brain Upgrade: XML

On Wednesday evening October 29th 2014, Luminis Arnhem organizes a knowledge session where all the ins and outs regarding XML will be discussed. In this session we will explore all the dark corners and caveats of XML, XSD and even a little bit of XPath. Every developer has to deal with it sooner or later: […]

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Vandaag verwelkomen wij bij @LuminisApeldoor nieuw…

Vandaag verwelkomen wij bij @LuminisApeldoor nieuwe collega en #Java Craftsman Herbert Schuurmans! Welkom bij de club Herbert! #Luminis

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Morgen op de agenda, de @LuminisApeldoor Experimen…

Morgen op de agenda, de @LuminisApeldoor Experiment Day! #Luminis Innovatie, het verleggen van grenzen & het doen en maken van #coolstuff.

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Onze collega’s spreken op #JavaOne in #SanFrancisc…

Onze collega’s spreken op #JavaOne in #SanFrancisco. Lees meer in de Soundbyte van deze week, door @BertBreeman : luminis.eu/nl/soundbytes-… ^DN

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SYCOMM: Luminis and AET in business in the field of digital security in the enterprise

AET (A.E.T. Europe B.V.) and Luminis have announced the launch of a joint venture, which focuses on enterprise digital security from April 2014. This joint venture, called SYCOMM (Secure Your Community), is the result of an ongoing cooperation between AET and Luminis. SYCOMM delivers solutions for a secure digital business environment for its customers and […]

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Soundbyte 159: The Miracle

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Soundbyte 156: Street Spirit

Street Spirit This week another classic song with a twist. I hope you’ve hit play by now. One of the most beautiful songs and video clips, Street Spirit by Radiohead, with images that are dramatically filmed and lit and a melody that is very pleasing to the ear. At the same time, the song is […]

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Training: Java 8 on 10 and 11 November 2014

Luminis is proud to present: Training course Java 8 given by the masters in this field, Richard Warburton and Raoul-Gabriel Urma from the UK. Are you a Java developer and do you want to know more about the latest release of Java, Java 8? Luminis will organize a 2 day training course on November 10th and […]

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Soundbyte 150: Cloudy with a chance of data

Recently I found a fun analysis that compared the vocabulary of Shakespeare with modern day hip-hop artists. While my musical taste shifted towards ‘lots of guitars’ and away from hip-hop somewhere during high school (yes that was my thing for a while), the data is quite interesting. It shows that some of the hip-hop artist […]

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Soundbyte 141: Three feet high and rising

Again, I’m starting this soundbyte with the sound, and I think I’m going to surprise most of you with my choice this week. From their debut album “Three feet high and rising” this is De La Soul’s “Jenifa Taught Me”. Why? Because at the time, this was a fresh new style, different from what most […]

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Training: Modular Java Development

Are you a Java Developer or Software Architect and do you want to know more about Modular Java Development? Luminis will organize a three day training on June 2, 3 and 4 about this fascinating subject. Topics that will be covered are: Course introduction: Why modularity is important, Runtime modularity  introduction OSGi Basics: Creating Bundles, Imports / exports, Activators, […]

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Soundbyte 138: Downtown Denver

When Hans asked me earlier this week to take over the SoundByte from him, naturally I accepted. As always, I will start by selecting the music. This time a classic by Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb. This song needs no further introduction, I hope. Time after time, when I put it on, I’m struck by its […]

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Congratulations Luminis with your 12th Anniversary

On April 1st, 2002, Luminis was founded after many sessions around the kitchen table. Everybody got an annual subscription for Burgers Zoo, which was promoted to be our office. In the mean time, Luminis has grown to become a company consisting of many different cores. 12 years ago, Luminis started as Luminis Software Development in […]

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Soundbyte 135: Being the best

Looking through the new strategy document, or booklet that is, I found one of the pages to be brilliant. It’s the page with a photo of Lebron James, one of the best NBA players ever. “Our Goal is to be the best at what we choose to do, and to be famous for it” says […]

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Dutch Android Open Space @ Luminis

The Dutch Open Space for Android professionals will take place on Tuesday 25 February 2014 at Luminis Arnhem. The foundation Dutch Android User Group (DutchAUG) organizes meetups where Android professionals can meet and connect with each other. It is an open and interactive meeting aiming to discuss and find solutions for the interesting topics. Latest […]

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Soundbyte 126: It rocked!

At the beginning of a new year, it’s good to briefly reflect on the past year, and I can only agree with Hans’ sentiment last week and tell you: It rocked! For me personally, this is summarized best with the following concert: So, turn up the volume, pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back […]

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Soundbyte 125: Beautiful

Great! I’m seriously starting to get the feeling that 2013 is over and that’s just as well on December 30th 😉 There is, to this day, no sign of a White Christmas or any other form of winter precipitation and because of that I am watching a rainy garden while the sun is heating the […]

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Soundbyte 113: #JavaOne

Every week, usually on Sunday evening, one of us writes a soundbyte about some personal experience, news, or anything else that might have happened that week that is noteworthy. Sometimes however, something happens that warrants an extra soundbyte, and this week has been such an occasion. Back in time A JavaOne conference is always something […]

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Soundbyte 109: The Pretender

Writing a new soundbyte is one of the many fun things I do at Luminis. On Sunday evening I sit down with a good glass of wine. The first thing I do is pick a song. After celebrating my 42nd birthday on Saturday and being gifted a pre-order for the new Pearl Jam album, it […]

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Soundbyte 96: Fade to black

Before we really get into the SoundByte, first some music. This SoundByte I don’t have some kind of link to the rest of the article, but it’s good music anyway. Recently I decided to take training (in the gym) to a next level and that means plenty of time in the gym listening to music […]

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Soundbyte 82: Scaling Craft

Crazy Mary Today’s soundbyte can only feature a song by my favorite band and although my first urge is always to pick about five great songs, I will stick with one called “Crazy Mary”. It should get you in the right mood for the rest of this story. About a week ago, Hans and I […]

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Soundbyte 62: San Francisco

Good morning sounds the most appropriate, as I’m sitting in my hotel room on Sunday evening. The nine hours time difference means that you’re enjoying your breakfast when this gets published. After arriving yesterday and hooking up with my friends, we had some excellent Chinese food in Chinatown in a place with an excellent view. […]

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Soundbyte 48: X

Ten years of Luminis calls for a tribute to people who believe in something with a passion that inspires! Luckily, there are many examples on this planet. Luckily, I get to pick some today! So before you read on, max out the volume, pour yourself a drink and listen to a Neil Young classic, performed […]

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Soundbyte 36: Looking forward

I love it. A great Sunday evening after a pleasant spring weekend. A saturday well spent in the garden, pruning the espaliers, followed by a Sunday which mainly consisted of cleaning up the mess, delicious cups of coffee and sit back watching the drizzle under a watery spring sunshine. In short: it’s March, but in […]

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Soundbyte 30: FOSDEM stories

The boss of the University Libre de Bruxelles opened this edition of FOSDEM by looking back at its 12 year history, concluding that nowadays, open source is everywhere, so either the whole world is now smoking marihuana, or there is actually more to it! On the way back from Brussels we brainstormed a bit about […]

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