Gamification by design ... really?
I've bought the book Gamification by design authored by Gabe Zichermann and Christopher Cunningham thanks to a daily deal of O'Reilly. The deal consisted in an early release of the book and the videos Gamification Master Class. I like games, notably board,... more
Short update : Bemco screencast available!
With most of our desired features now done, we have replaced the Bemco screenshot with a small screencast, that does the application more justice (let's face it, a static screenshot is'nt really a good showcase for a collaborative app). [youtube width=550 height=309]Npj1HrwI_30[/youtube] (By the way, this is a... more
Getting started with jQuery
A first product
When you start your first venture, you spend a lot of time to eat and digest a lot of new knowledge. It's necessary, but it's not enough if you don't get real. Me and Martin are strongly convinced that learning is actually done by doing and failing.... more
Chronicles of a (somewhat) reluctant switcher - Java
Introduction Willing to refresh my Sonar knowledge, I decided to (logically) start with setting up my environment on Linux, from ground up. This post summarize the needed actions. Objective Java 6 up and running Eclipse IDE (probably apart from the Aptana, better be able to make them evolve independently)... more
Pitch Bootcamp, take two
Back for a second Pitch Bootcamp, again by the Founder Institute, once more at Betacowork (seems like a really nice place to work, if you are a startup or freelance in Brussels without office, go take a look... more
Nested resources with independent views in Ruby on Rails
Introduction In REST-style architecture , a resource is simply a source of information, the one you want to expose. The resource is referenced thanks to a global identifier such as an URI. For example, in... more
Why we (and others) still need JVMs
Most of our reading and prototyping of those days is done in the web-dynamic-language sub-universe (typically Ruby / Rails), and most of the (quite vocal) inmates there are not exactly Java-lovers, citing, not always inappropriately (among others): The Java language verbose nature The complexity of using multiple framework and layers piled... more
8th color, the color of magic
After having chosen one and asked people what they think about, we've given a name to our company: 8th color. We've got a lot of very interesting comments from our friends, family, colleagues and also readers thanks to direct interaction and the poll. First of all,... more
Who are our customers?
When we sketched our first business model canvas, we quickly hit into this question. We quickly answered: "They are the developers". But when considering the value propositions, we realized two facts: their needs are not the same, and the developer is not... more
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