Looking back on AWS Summit Benelux 2018

Last week I visited AWS Summit Benelux together with Sander. AWS Summit is all about cloud computing and the topics that surround cloud computing. This being my first AWS conference I can say it was a really nice experience. Sure...

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  06 June, 2018 Jeroen Reijn

Tech day: Facial recognition on my magic mirror

Last month we had another tech day! On this day we try to do cool stuff. This time I had the idea to use facial recognition on my magic mirror (See my previous blog). So with a group of 5...

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  05 June, 2018 Roberto van der Linden

Indoor positioning at our developer conference

A few months ago we had a meeting with a potential client. They told us that they were looking into indoor navigation/positioning so they could use that to provide visitors of their events a better experience. After some research and...

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  30 April, 2018 Roberto van der Linden

What I’ve Learned About Kubernetes

So, I recently finished a course about Kubernetes (and Docker and Google Cloud): Scalable Microservices with Kubernetes. Unfortunately, it’s only been a couple of days since then, and I’m already not exactly sure about what I learned. To start with,...

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  24 April, 2018 Marco Rietveld

Creating an Elastic Canvas for Twitter while visiting Elasticon 2018

The past week we visited Elasticon 2018 in San Francisco. In our previous blog post we wrote about the Keynote and some of the more interesting new features of the elastic stack. In this blog post, we take one of...

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  14 March, 2018 Jettro Coenradie

Elasticon 2018 Day 1

The past few days have been fantastic. Together with Byron I am visiting San Francisco. We have seen amazing sights, but yesterday the reason why we came started. Day one of Elasticon starts with the keynote showing us cool new...

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  28 February, 2018 Jettro Coenradie

A practical guide to the quirks of Kafka Streams

Kafka Streams is a lightweight library that reads from a Kafka topic, does some processing and writes back to a Kafka topic. It processes messages one by one but is also able to keep some state. Because it leverages the...

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  26 February, 2018 Mendel van 't Riet

Tracing API’s: Combining Spring’s Sleuth, Zipkin & ELK

Tracing bugs, errors and the cause of lagging performance can be cumbersome, especially when functionality is distributed over multiple microservices. In order to keep track of these issues, the usage of an ELK stack (or any similar sytem) is already...

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  20 December, 2017 Rafaëla Breed

Providing developers and testers with a representative database using Docker

When developing or testing, having a database that comes pre-filled with relevant data can be a big help with implementation or scenario walkthroughs. However, often there is only a structure dump of the production database available, or less. This article...

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  11 December, 2017 Mark Krijgsman