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Summer time...

September 4th, 2012 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2012/09/04/summer-time/)

For those you may have missed our newsletter last week I'd like to take this opportunity to give you a quick lowdown of what we've been up to. The summer months have been far from quiet and I'm pretty excited to share in this month’s edition lots of news on projects, products & upcoming events.

Hippo & Orange11

hippo logoThe countdown has begun for the launch of The University of Amsterdam online platform. Built by Orange11 with the use of Hippo CMS the website developed with multi-platform functionality in mind is a masterpiece of technology all woven together. We’ll keep you posted about the tips & tricks we implemented.

If you can’t wait until then and want more information, contact Jan-Willem van Roekel.

Mobile Apps; just part of the service!

new motion appWe mentioned in our last newsletter the launch of Learn to write with Tracy. Well since then we’ve been working on apps for many customers including for example The New Motion, a company dedicated to the use of Electric Vehicles. Orange11 has developed an iPhone app that allows users to view or search load locations (in list or map form) and even check real-time availability of these.

ysis screenAnother example is the app for GeriMedica;Ysis Mobiel, a mobile addition to their existing Electronic Health Record database used largely in Geriatric care (also an Orange11 project). The mobile app supports specific work processes allows registered users to document (in line with the strict regulations) all patient related interaction through a simple 3-step logging process. A registration overview screen also shows the latest activities registered, which prevents co-workers from accidentally registering the same activity twice.

Visit our website for more on our mobile expertise.

Orange11 & MongoDB 

mongoDB logo

We’ve got tons of exciting things going on with MongoDB as trusted implementation partner so here are a few highlights:

Brown bag sessions

Since the launch of our brown bag sessions we’re excited that so many companies are interested to find out more this innovative open source document database. What we offer is a 60 minute slot with an Orange11 & MongoDB expert, who can educate & demonstrate MongoDB best practices & cover how it can be used in practice. It’s our sneak preview to you of the host of opportunities there are with MongoDB.

Sign up now!

Tech meeting / User Group Meeting

As a partner we’re also proud to host the next user group session on Thursday 6th September, whereby Chief Technical Director, Alvin Richards will be here to cover all the product ins & outs and share some use cases.

Don’t miss out & join usas always it’s free & pizza and cold beer on the house!

Coffee Cookies, Conversation & Customers

Last week we invited some of our customers to a brainstorm session around the new Cookie Law in the Netherlands. Together with Eric Verhelst, a lawyer specialized in the IT industry, Intellectual Property, Internet and Privacy we provided our customers with legal insight and discussed what their concerns & ideas were around solutions. If you have any questions around the new cookie law and are looking for advice, answers & solutions, contact Peter Meijer.

ElasticSearch has just got bigger

es logoCongratulations to our former CEO, Steven Schuurman who announced his new venture:ElasticSearch, the company. The company's product "elasticsearch", is an innovative and advanced open source distributed search engine. The combination of Steven joining forces with elasticsearch founder & originator Shay Banon and his background as co-founder of SpringSource, the company behind the popular Spring Framework, (also close to our heart at Orange11) it’s bound to be a great success. The company offers users and potential users of elasticsearch a definitive source for support, education and guidance with respect to developing, deploying and running elasticsearch in production environments. As Search remains a key focus area for Orange11, with our experience in both Solr and elasticsearch, our customers are guaranteed the best search solution available. For more info contact Bram Smeets. 

Our team is getting bigger & better

beach eventsWe’re happy to welcome Michel Vermeulen to the team this month. Michel is an experienced Project Manager and will further professionalize our agile development organization. We also have new talent starting next month, BUT there is room for more.

So if you’re a developer and wanna work on great project with a fun team (left: snapshot from our company beach event) then call Bram Smeets now.

That's all for now folks....

A front-end developer surrounded by a horde of scary "Enterprise Java" developers?

July 10th, 2012 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2012/07/10/a-front-end-developer-surrounded-by-a-horde-of-scary-enterprise-java-developers/)

Orange11 is urgently looking for an accomplished front-end developer. We're looking for a person that obviously has extensive experience using HTML5, Javascript and CSS3. But, more importantly, we're looking for a developer that really has an opinion to share; about most things really; but certainly on how to build high quality, maintainable applications (which patterns, frameworks, etc) and someone who can think out of the box and come up with innovative solutions for our often challenging client requirements.

The problem we have, and the reason for this blog post, is that most people when they think of Orange11, think a Java shop, even worse: an "Enterprise Java" shop. Apparently, this scares off most of the talented front-end developers (i.e. the ones we are looking for!), as they are afraid of becoming this single front-ender among this scary horde of "Enterprise Java" developers. The illusion is that they are often simply tasked with a requirement (e.g. "just add some behaviour to this drop-down box please")....and well to say the least here at Orange11 that is far from reality.
This is the reason why I want to take this opportunity to write this blog and shed some light on what we do at Orange11, an insight into the profile we're looking for and how this person fits into the bigger picture (the team, projects etc.).

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Orange11 June Newsletter

June 15th, 2012 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2012/06/15/orange11-june-newsletter/)

Hey there, as always we've a bumper packed newsletter blog this month, so sit back and enjoy your read.

First things first...

We're URGENTLY looking for a Front-End Developer.

Check out the detailed job description (in Dutch) on our website or contact me for more information. We've got some great projects lined up and an impressive client list so I look forward to hearing from you.

Seeing is believing

qti banner

In previous publications and blogs I've shared our initial experiences with the QTI Delivery Engine and to support this we've launched a demo in the form of a fun quiz all about The Netherlands using different question types based on the QTI spec. The demo shows how the assessment engine delivers these questions through any browser type, making it possible to assess on virtually any platform.

Try the demo for yourself now and for technical insight view our screencast which I published in an earlier blog entry and for any questions email any of us at qti@orange11.nl.

Furthermore on this same subject, Allard Buijze will also be presenting the session Digital Assessments of the future at DIVERSE in Leuven, Belgium on Wednesday 4th July.

TECH MEETING 5th July welcomes Azul Systems

I'm excited to share with you that at our next tech meeting session we welcome Azul Systems, the company that delivers high-performance and elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) with unsurpassed scalability, manageability and production-time visibility.

This technical session / workshop (it really is a tech session and NOT a sales pitch!) will help understand the JVM on your java applications and what the barriers are to fully exploiting the power of modern hardware. It will specifically cover:

- The Application Memory Wall and State of Garbage Collection today
- Zing Vision
- Application Characterization - Analysis and Reporting pitfalls when testing.

Sign up for free and come and enjoy pizza & beer too.

To round-up a quick recap on some events we've been involved in:

GOTO was hot hot hot...

...in more ways than one that's for sure. A quick low-down:

  1. We had scorching temperatures of above 25C, pretty warm when mingling with around 300 delegates indoors!
  2. All the speakers were on top form and delivered fantastic presentations (available online via the website)
  3. The Mind Flex game at the joint Orange11 & MongoDB stand was very popular (winners announced below)
  4. Beurs van Berlage certainly impressed pretty much everyone that attended
  5. View from the conference party location; Double Tree Hilton was simply breathtaking.

Here are a few of my favorite tweets from the event:

Chris Nodder ‏@uxgrump

Nothing like having your name on the outside of the building as motivation to deliver an interesting talk #gotoams http://pic.twitter.com/rgCI9ulk

Francesco Cesarini ‏@FrancescoC

#gotoams wins the prize for the coolest conference venue I've ever presented at! http://pic.twitter.com/0POHsDNB

and a few snapshots: 

mind flex  mind flex 2

the view

Anyway for now, mark you calendars for GOTO Amsterdam next year 18-20th June 2013.

And the winner from our competition is...

1st prize MongoDB training seat: Selman Tayyar.

2nd prize Mind Flex Duel game: Jeroen van der Velden.

Thanks for all of those who participated and if you want any more information on implementing MongoDB then just contact us.

Berlin Buzzwords was buzzing

This year Berlin Buzzwords was even bigger & better than last year with over 700 delegates all into big data, search & scalability. We had several of our own speakers present and Frank Scholten one of them summarized his highlights in his latest blog.

So that is all for now, as with all blogs, this is just my take on things, if there is something in particular you want me to cover or any questions just give me a shout.

JTeam is hiring!

September 14th, 2010 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2010/09/14/jteam-is-hiring/)

JTeam is a Java software development company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We do cool and innovative projects for our clients, using Agile methodologies and with a strong preference for Open Source software components. We are currently a team of 35 people, most of which are software developers, architects and consultants.

Because business is going very well, we are looking to expand our team of experts. We are looking for talented people that are looking for a place to work on challenging projects, make a name for themselves (and us), basically the best-of-the-best! If you feel you belong in this category and are looking for a new challenge, contact us at: jobs@jteam.nl.

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Flex / Java developers wanted!

July 20th, 2009 by
(http://blog.trifork.com/2009/07/20/flex-java-developers-wanted/)

One of JTeam's customers is looking to expand their team. Therefore we are looking for good people that fit one of the following four profiles (in Dutch):

  • Flex/AIR developer Engine
  • Senior Flex/AIR developer
  • Grafisch georiënteerde interactie designer
  • Senior Java developer

Please note that our customer is looking only for direct hires to expand their team, so no freelancers please. Also note that we do not work with recruiters, so please no third-party inquiries.
For all positions, in addition to a market-conform salary the customer also offers room for personal development and growth. They offer a one-year contract, with the intention to extend this to a permanent contract. Candidates must be willing to work in the Amsterdam and Eindhoven area both.

Please send a personal email including your resume to: jobs@jteam.nl
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