Category Archives: Learning

DockerCon 2016 – Day of Arrival

I have the great pleasure to participate in this years Docker Conference at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. This is going to be a little personal journal about the conference. Saturday, June 19th, 2016 I get up very … Continue reading 

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Workshop about Event Sourcing

In my last two posts (here and here) I am talking about Event Sourcing. Now I am very pleased to announce that on Saturday June 20th I will be leading a free workshop about Event Sourcing. Yes, the workshop is … Continue reading 


CQRS Workshop – Retrospective

Introduction Today I had the honor of leading the first of a series of workshops at ClearMeasure. The topic of this workshop was CQRS. After a brief introduction into the topic the attendees were working in teams of 2 to … Continue reading 


CQRS revisited

Introduction In my opinion Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) is one of the most useful architectural patterns when used in the context of a complex line of business application (LOB). Martin Fowler writes … At its heart is a simple … Continue reading 


Starting a new adventure

Looking back I’ve been working as an architect and chief architect for TOPAZ Technologies LLC more than 6 years. It has been an exciting time and I have learned a lot. In 2009 I inherited an enterprise application that, let’s … Continue reading 


How to become in polyglot in 5 hard steps.

With today’s world of programming languages where many languages are better at certain tasks than other’s you’ll find it useful to learn multiple languages over the course of your career (as well as keeping your skill sets current). Here are … Continue reading 


AngularJS–Part 1, Feedback

Introduction This is a series of posts to describe our approach to slowly migrate a Silverlight based client of a huge and complex LOB  to an HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript based client. These posts report on the lessons learnt and are meant to … Continue reading 

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Playing With Haskell

My tech book club is starting to look at Haskell. I’m as big of a language addict as anyone so I wanted to dive in early and this is the overview of what I’ve found so far Statically Typed But … Continue reading 

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Focused and Narrow; Superficial and Broad

In my 20′s I got exposed to a large variety of work situations and was able to succeed in a variety of technical fields (admin, developer, hardware tech, etc). I had the time back then to not have to choose … Continue reading 

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Discussion: Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer and Different Styles Of Learning

I’ve been very fortunate that for most of my adult life, even before I got into tech I’ve been “the boss”, and had gobs of mentoring opportunities. I enjoy it and more importantly I know I will have a greater … Continue reading