The importance of including a social perspective in technology

Prior to starting my new job as a Tech Lead at Worth, I had a couple of weeks of free time. During that time, it was a perfect moment to reflect on a couple of things. One of these things being the various projects that I have worked on. While reflecting on these projects, I became curious about what I liked about the ones that were a success, and what I disliked about the ones that turned out to be a failure. Of course, there’s often not a single reason why a project is either a success or a failure....

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Offering a place to developers new to the field

Many tech organisations are currently searching for new developers. Diving into the requirements for applicants in any given vacancy, it often requires the candidate to have an extensive experience in a language or work experience.  But, what if you don’t have any or little experience. What if you are new to the field, just out of college or a coding bootcamp. In the last six months I got the possibility to develop a starters program for my employer Coolblue. A program that aims to provide a place for developers that just finished a computer science related education or followed a...

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Sites not working after upgrading to apache 2.4.6

Recently I’ve upgraded to the apache 2.4.6 on my machine. After that the sites weren’t working anymore and the a2ensite/a2disste stopped working. Also I’ve received this error message in the log: [core:notice] AH00094: Command line: ‘/usr/sbin/apache2’ The solution is pretty easy. Make sure your site configurations in sites-available end with .conf. If they do, enable them again and reload apache. This will solve your problems.

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Adding Interceptor Filters via annotation in Joomla

If you have read my other articles about Joomla and automated binding or Using Doctrine in Joomla then you probably know that I also heavily develop in Java. Java heavily makes use of Annotations which combined with the principle of Aspect-oriented programming gives developers some great power in controlling the flow of the application. One thing we use regularly in our application are called Intercepting Filters. Basically you set a ‘insertion point’ where code can be executed before executing the application code. In this post I’ll show you an implementation like I have done in a hobby project of mine.

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