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Trifork News Bites: October 2014

October 27th, 2014 by


This month we have several news items that we want to share with you, the next GOTO Night and several training’s. But also a couple of projects that have gone live: the new website of FD, the examination system of CBR that we developed and our latest joint-venture DinDan Social. Read on to learn more about all of this!

Events & Training

GOTO night – Functional Thinking – 17th November 2014

Neal FordOur upcoming GOTO Night will present Neal Ford from Thoughtworks and Eelco Visser from TU Delft.

Neal will share the ideas in his most recent book: Functional Thinking. Basic takeaway: Learning a new language is easy, but learning a new paradigm is hard. That’s why in this talk he will show you how to go from imperative programming to being a functional programming. His examples will be in Java & Scala.

If you want to learn about functional programming, then don’t miss this free GOTO Night: More info and register

Training and Courses – GOTO Academy

GOTO Academy has several new courses scheduled, including AngularJS, Elasticsearch, Spring and iOS. For more info: visit the AcademyWe would like to specifically point out the official Pivotal Spring training.

AngularJS (4 days) – 27th-30th October 2014 

Become an expert in AngularJS with this four-day in-depth training course. The first day covers the basics of AngularJS, and requires no prior experience with AngularJS. The second day covers more advanced topics, while the third and fourth days focus on the most difficult and advanced aspect of AngularJS, namely directives. More info and register.

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Core Spring Course (4 days) – 18th-21th November 2014 –  early bird price until Oct 21st!

In this course, students build a Spring- powered JEE application that demonstrates the Spring Framework in an intensely productive, hands-on exercise. Completion of this course gives participants the opportunity to take a Spring Certified Professional Exam. The training will be led by Joris Kuipers, a former SpringSource Consultant. Read furtherFor more info, please contact us or visit the Academy.

CBR examination system

Logo CBRThe Dutch ‘Centraal Bureau voor de Rijvaardigheid’ has created a new examination system for the theory exams using Trifork’s QTI Engine. CBR has started using the examination ‘new style’ this month. The new system allows candidates to take the exam using a modern touch screen and on an individual basis. This allows them to do the exam in their own pace and get immediate results. It also provides more possibilities in terms of fraud prevention and different ways of doing exams. The roll out of the new system will be one step at a time, but the majority of the exam locations will be using the new system by the end of the year. More info on the new system and the roll out can be found here.

New Trifork joint-venture: Container Solutions

Container Solutions

Trifork just launched a new joint-venture on October 1st: Container Solutions. Container Solutions is a company located in Amsterdam with the mission to provide professional services around Docker containers and other technologies in the infrastructure area. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications.

Docker containers allow us to create multiple isolated and secure environments within a single instance of an operating system. As opposed to virtual machines (VMs), containers do not launch a separate OS but instead share the host kernel while maintaining the isolation of resources and processes where required. More info:

Container Solutions offers various services, from helping clients to implement Docker to helping customers to analyse their current state and further helping with technical strategy and management consultancy. 

More info:
Blog posts and news by Container Solutions
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New Trifork joint-venture: DinDan Social

DinDan SocialDinDan Social provides a hospitality social network solution that targets hotels, hostels, resorts, holiday parks and conference centers. It provides owners an easy way to communicate with their guests, while also promoting social interaction among guests and increasing social media exposure. 

For more information and requesting a demo, check out: 

We Recruit!

We are always looking for great talent to join our amazing team. Next to the list of our current open vacancies, we are currently looking for Java Developers to join on one of our challenging, innovative projects.

If you want to learn more or have any questions please email:


We’ve published some great blogs recently, check them out:
Setting up Maven to use Grunt/NodeJS“, by Ben Gerrissen
Had a good time at GOTO Copenhagen“, by Jettro Coenradie
HTML Canvas“, by Philipp Darkow

Thanks for your interest, more next month. 

Regards, Trifork Amsterdam

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