The Service of Things

Categories: Internet of Things, Service

The Internet of Things will have a major impact. How will it influence the way companies organise their service and does it impact the customer’s expectation of service. A couple of weeks ago when I was driving, or rather when I was stuck in traffic, I looked at two...

How to make a smashing first impression with After Effects!

Categories: Graphic Design, UI

I’ve been noticing more and more IT companies using motion graphics to get their point across. I would see something and ask myself “How did they do that?” After many hours Googling, everything pointed to Adobe After Effects. I knew then that it was time to learn a...

Do you feel the need for speed?

Categories: Mendix

Many tools offer you an increased productivity in what you’re doing. There are a lot of different tools on the market and it’s often difficult to choose the right tool for the job. In 2010 Mansystems has chosen Mendix for the promise of easy and fast development. Back...

Agile lifecycle – The support side of life

Categories: Agile

Recap In my previous blog, ‘Agile lifecycle – The project side of life‘, I explained the benefits of the agile way of working in projects. Transparency, communication and fixed versus variable aspects are key in agile project management. But if you look at...

Mendix Progress button indication

Categories: Mendix

For optimal user exercise the responsiveness of your application is vital. When you click on a button you want an immediate response…  Mendix’s solution “the progress bar” is way too much in your face when you need to add it to many button. It is time to find...

Agile lifecycle – The project side of life

Categories: Agile

Although iterative software development goes way back to the 1950’s, in the early 90’s the Agile Software Development group understood that a waterfall approach on software development was not sufficient enough to do rapid and flexible development. The Agile Manifesto...

Is Mendix the Silver Bullet?

Categories: Mendix

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. wrote in 1986 the famous article “No Silver Bullet – Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering”.  Brooks makes a distinction between essential tasks and the accidental tasks of software engineering. The essential tasks are the fashioning...

Just-in-time Performance Management

Categories: APM, Performance Management

‘Premature optimization is the root of all evil’. This is what Donald Knuth, author of the famous book series The Art Of Computer Programming, wrote in 1974. That does not mean however that you should not optimize for performance at all or wait until the performance...