10th anniversary as a freelancer and more…

This month I celebrate my 10th anniversary as a freelancer. What an incredible journey it was. In the last 10 year I did some great projects. Mostly in the Java space, upgraded many applications from Java 8 via 11 and 17 to 21. Learned a lot about the Spring Framework and really appreciate the great Read More

Congratulations, you’re an IBM Champion (again)!

Yesterday I received an email from IBM with the above subject, especially from Libby Ingrassia. For me it came as unexpected suprise. So I will be an IBM Champion again in 2020. This now for the fourth time in row, but for the sixth time in total. It remains an extreme honour to get such Read More

Named as IBM Champion 2019

Just before Christmas I received an email in my inbox. The subject was ‘Congratulations, you’re an IBM Champion (again)!’ I am very honoured to be named IBM Champion again. This time only in the category ‘Cloud’. This my 5th year, after 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018. Class of 2019 Here you can read about the Read More

Supercharge your API with Reactive Streams

Today I did my session, about Reactive streams at Social Connections 14 in the very sunny Berlin. Slides of the session Social connections14: Super charge your API’s with Reactive streams from Frank van der Linden Reactive Streams Starter For this session I created a starter project, which will give you a kick start if you Read More

My slides of my session at IconUK and more

Icon UK 2018 has finished. Was great to see and speak to many people again. My Slides of IconUK Here are the slides of my session. Icon UK 2018 – Spring forward: an introduction to Spring boot and Thymeleaf for (XPages) developers from Frank van der Linden ….and more For my session I have created a Read More

I am…. speaking at Icon UK and Social Connections

I am on my way to Birmingham to attend and speak at Icon UK On Friday at 12:10 – 12:55 I will have my session Spring forward: an introduction to Spring boot and Thymeleaf for (XPages) developers The world of (XPages) developer is moving fast. Customers rethinking platforms and solutions. Spring Boot makes it easy Read More

The slides of my session at Engage 2018

Engage 2018 is over. Another great event, this time at the stunning venue, the SS Rotterdam. My slides Here is are my slides of my session. Thanks everyone who had attended my session Spring forward: an introduction to Spring boot and Thymeleaf from Frank van der Linden Demo project For this session I have created Read More

A small open source project: Cloudant REST API

At IBM Think John Jardin and Paul Withers had a session, Tips and Tricks: Domino and JavaScript Development Master Class. It was great session about React, web sockets and Domino REST API. At the end of this session I got an idea to provide a Cloudant REST API, with the same endpoints of the Domino API Read More

I will be speaking at Engage, ship ahoy!

Earlier this week I got the confirmation from Theo Heselmans that my session proposal was accepted. I am extremely proud to speaking again at Engage. The agenda is, again, top notch. Engage is always a special place for me, because Theo gave me, in 2012, the opportunity to speak for the first time at such Read More

IBM Think: my topics

With IBM Think 2018 just around the corner, it is time to finalise my schedule. I am fortunately to be already in Las Vegas to run a 12K tomorrow near the Hoover Dam. There are so many sessions at IBM Think, that it could be overwhelming. Pick topics As at IBM InterConnect I picked a Read More