2018: year of the Progressive Web Apps
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2018: year of the Progressive Web Apps

Mobile apps are useful, but also a growing problem. More and more organizations, events, services and locations have their own app and they all want you to install their app on your smartphone or iPhone. That approach and proliferation is untenable. Fortunately, the Progressive Web App (PWA) offers a solution.

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Tom Schenkenberg

January 22, 2018

The new ambition: per piece production for software
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The new ambition: per piece production for software

In software development we can learn a lot from production companies. Especially to make software development better and more efficient and to use it more purposefully for the success of organisations. The per piece production model offers a solution, also for software.

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Tom Schenkenberg

November 9, 2017

Unleash your business and data with an API
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Unleash your business and data with an API

Because of the digital transformation that organizations make, they often unlock information via beautifully designed websites and applications. Those who look and think further, sometimes take the next step: access via an API (Application Programming Interface). This offers many opportunities, but organizations often see it as a difficult step.

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Tom Schenkenberg

August 30, 2017

11th edition of our Dutch PHP Conference
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11th edition of our Dutch PHP Conference

Every year Ibuildings organises an international conference on PHP technology: the Dutch PHP Conference (DPC). Last week was already the 11th edition of our successful conference where some 630 developers, software architects and community members come together in the Amsterdam RAI.

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Tom Schenkenberg

July 5, 2017

Renovate old business software: consider it!
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Renovate old business software: consider it!

When custom business software becomes obsolete, many organizations choose almost automatically to have completely new software built. Renovation is often not considered. While in 70 percent of the cases it is more successful and cheaper. It is an interesting option, which I would always consider. Because that old application often has great treasures hidden in it.

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Tom Schenkenberg

May 15, 2017

Stay in control of critical business software
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Stay in control of critical business software

In order to focus on core activities, organisations often know very well which tasks they have to do themselves or can outsource. But as soon as it comes to the software that supports the same core business, there is strikingly less straightforward thinking about it.

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Tom Schenkenberg

March 27, 2017

Will it be customised, standard software or the ideal mix?
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Will it be customised, standard software or the ideal mix?

Now that organisations are consciously making the transition from ‘business’ to ‘online business’, web applications and other software are becoming more and more decisive for their success. When choosing between ‘custom or standard software’, a mix is becoming more and more interesting, but how do you find the perfect balance?

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Tom Schenkenberg

February 21, 2017

Technical skills at Ibuildings
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Technical skills at Ibuildings

For many years Ibuildings has had a formalized way of reviewing people’s skill sets. This system enables tracking of skills and relative changes in those skills over the years, across the organization.

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Matthias Noback

January 25, 2017

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When to write tests?

In previous articles we answered some important questions already: why would you write tests in the first place? And, will it make you faster or slower?

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Matthias Noback

September 1, 2016

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Why write tests?

If you’re a programmer it’s your inherent responsibility to prove that the production software you deliver:

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Matthias Noback

August 19, 2016

Looking back at DPC16
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Looking back at DPC16

At Ibuildings we had been anticipating DPC 2016 for quite some time. Our internal DPC crew rebooted in January, starting with an update of the website and a mailing to announce that the Call for Papers was open again.

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Matthias Noback

July 4, 2016