Reading list of 2014 so far
In this blog post I’ll share a list of books I read during the first months of 2014. There is more business focus compared to previous years…
The everything store
The everything store is one of the books I liked reading most of my reading list this year. It tells the story of amazon.com so far; The vision and ways of working of the company and it’s founder (more...)
FitNesse add tags to multiple pages at once
We’re using FitNesse as one of our tools for (acceptance) testing. It can be quite laborious in FitNesse to add tags to multiple pages at once. So one my colleagues – Joost van Wollingen – wrote a nifty tool that can mass tag selected pages.
In order to have FitNesse add tags to multiple pages at once, start the Java program. Select the directory from where you (more...)
Online product recommendations using Hadoop
One of the leading portals on BigData, Dataconomy, had an interview with a colleague of mine on product recommendations systems. These are systems aimed towards personalizing content and recommending the ‘right’ products, in other words products that inspire customers. The article – The Science Behind the Finding the Perfect Product – is a nice read that covers quite some areas.
At bol.com we use Hadoop for batches, and (more...)
Article on integration infra components published in OTech magazine
During Oracle Open World 2013 OTech magazine was launched. OTech is a new independent magazine for Oracle professionals. The magazine’s goal is to offer a clear perspective on Oracle technologies and the way they are put into action. As a trusted (more...)
Lean, agile and Software development reading list of 2013
In this blogpost I’ll share a list of books I read during the first six months of 2013.
Hadoop – The definitive guide
This book proved very useful to get an introduction and solid background in Hadoop. I was reading it (more...)
VirtualBox – Install Ubuntu 13.04
To install Ubuntu 13.04 in a fresh VirtualBox image, create a VirtualBox image as described in the blog post on installing Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox. Focus on the Prepare Ubuntu install in VirtualBox section.
In the latest versions of VirtualBox you can (more...)
VirtualBox solved VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED
While creating a Ubuntu 12.10 machine VirtualBox I ran into an error – VirtualBox VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED – on my company issued HP ProBook. This halts the startup process of the virtual machine. You won’t be able to use it.
Here is the complete log and a screenshot:
Upgrade iPad2 to iOS6.1 screenshots
Apple updated iOS to 6.1. The update of the iPad to iOS 6.1 can be started from iTunes or directly in the Settings app (General -> Software Update).
On Apple’s support pages, it is stated that the new version will have:
Amazon’s best sold laptop runs Linux
Amazon’s best sold laptop runs Linux! And I must admit that I was surprised to discover this today. It has been the for almost three months today.
It’s Samsung’s ARM-powered, Linux-based Chromebook. This laptop has at least three great advantages:
Maak in 3 stappen een webshop met de bol winkelwidget (dutch)
Als je je bij bol.com aanmeld als partner kun je in drie stappen een webwinkel in elkaar klikken. Hiervoor gebruik je de zogenaamde Bol winkelwidget.
- Kies menu-items. Per menu item kun je op basis van een selectie van (more...)