Productive in Pennan

There's what books will tell you about boosting productivity, and then there's everyday corporate life. I'm not sure why we struggle so much to adopt work day patterns that support software development much better than open space cubicles occupied 9 to 5. Beginning of the year, I took a month off the "normal" routine, and … Continue reading Productive in Pennan

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How funnel.travel can help you

Enter funnel.travel funnel.travel is an open platform to manage corporate travel data (ie. booking data once a booking has been made) What funnel.travel can do? With the right extensions, funnel.travel can stream all your travel data sources into the same business processes, deliver all your travel data to the same data consumers regardless of original … Continue reading How funnel.travel can help you

Building Maven projects in Eclipse

Maven and Eclipse have a history. In the early days, the Maven integration in Eclipse was considered sub-par. I've read statements that IntelliJ offers way better support for Maven projects. But then, I've also read statements that Eclipse offers way better support for Maven projects (than IntelliJ). It seems to depend on the versions being … Continue reading Building Maven projects in Eclipse

Parsing travel e-mails

Incentive With funnel.travel, parsing travel confirmation e-mails is one of those things the customer expects as a capability, yet it's not a a core feature. The perfect candidate to use an external service. In order to connect funnel.travel with an external e-mail parsing service, the service needs to provide a decent APIyield results of a … Continue reading Parsing travel e-mails

iframes and downloads with OAuth/REST

The OAuth / REST approach to web clients is a common and clean approach, and works beautifully with the traditional request/response cycles of retrieving and posting JSON objects. As the application grows, however, inadvertently requirements pop up to download files, or to display some content in a separate window context (eg. iframe). As the OAuth … Continue reading iframes and downloads with OAuth/REST

We can’t reproduce that on our test system

As soon as a web application makes it to production (and actually draws some attention), the developers are confronted with support cases which are coupled with specific data constellations. The entire test pipeline might be successful, but when a user dares to attempt a checkout without any items in the shopping cart, they get an ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException. … Continue reading We can’t reproduce that on our test system