On software and life
Consumed in 2017
Another year, another 17 books, 6 shows and 3 movies consumed. Here's this year's highlights. ## Books ### The Zen and...
Consumed in 2016
I'm keeping the tradition alive, sharing how much I've consumed over the last year highlighting the things that stood ou...
Consumed in 2015
I started in (http://www.jefclaes.be/2015/01/consumed-in-2014.html) to keep lists of everything I consume. I've co...
Consumed in 2014
Starting 2014, I wanted to look more closely at everything I consume. So I started keeping a list of everything I read, ...
Paper notes: A Study and Toolkit for Asynchronous Programming in C#
The .NET framework mainly provides two models for asynchronous programming: (1) the Asynchronous Programming Model (APM)...
Thinking in Systems
We are surrounded by systems day in, day out. As software developers, we even get to spend a big portion of our day acti...
Happiness before success
Somewhere in the beginning of last century, two shoes salesmen were sent to Africa hoping to expand their employer's mar...
Databases are growing on me
I learned all about logical design of relational databases back in school; tables, columns, data types, views, normaliza...
Book review: Antifragile
When things are fragile, they break easily. We often see fragility as a bad thing and design things to be robust. But th...
Multiplayer Enterprise Architect
Hanging around in the pub after DDDX, I ended up talking to [Alberto Brandolini](https://twitter.com/ziobrando). For tho...
The 7 R's of Hypermedia
While most [REST concepts](http://www.jefclaes.be/2012/09/slides-and-code-from-my-tunisia-rest.html) are rather easy to ...
Book review: The Art of Agile Development
While I have - obviously - read the [Agile Manifesto](http://agilemanifesto.org/) before, and regularly click through to...
Sent from my phone
According to [Matt from 37signals](http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2500-lets-be-honest-sent-from-my) the line "Sent from ...
Book review: Working with NHibernate 3.0
It's been a while since I wrote my last book review, mostly because I'm still trying to figure out when it adds value to...
Book review: The Art of Unit Testing
I think [The Art of Unit Testing](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1933988274/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=diofanedebyje-...
Book review: More Joel on Software
I was lucky to pick up a copy of [More Joel on Software](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1430209879/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=...
It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be
This Christmas, my girlfriend and I got this little book called [It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be...
Why I still buy real books
As a technology geek, it should be hard to keep ignoring the latest generation of eReaders (read: [the Kindle](http://ww...
Book review: The Art of Non-Conformity
The book [The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World](http://www.amazon...
Book review: Got Fight?
I rarely review books with non-technical content here, but I just felt like I had to with this one. The book [Got F...
Book review: Pro HTML5 Programming
The [Apress](http://apress.com/) book [Pro HTML5 Programming](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1430227907?ie=UTF8&tag=di...
Book review: Professional Refactoring in C# & ASP.NET
Three months ago I was looking up to refactoring a legacy ASP.NET Webforms application. Although I was familiar with ref...