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Ansible – next generation configuration management

The popularity of the cloud has taken configuration management to the next level. Tools that help system administrators and developers configure and manage large amounts of servers, like Chef and Puppet, have popped up everywhere. Ansible is the next generation configuration management. Ansible can be used to excute tasks on remote computers via SSH so […]

Authenticating Dutch organizations via eHerkenning

Introduction In The Netherlands, citizens can interact with digital government services using a central username and password through an authentication scheme called DigiD. This helps these services to hook into a central registry of users, thus providing them with a single identity corresponding to a single username and password. DigiD is a widely spread and […]

Beyond classical contracting

There is an interesting approach from the German IT service provider Adesso AG and the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology on how to balance project risks between service providers and their customers within a new contracting model, which is a combination of fixed price and Time & Material approaches. I want to give a brief […]

Building a Captive Portal – controlling access to the internet from your network

Building a Captive Portal – controlling access to the internet from your network

What is a captive portal? Wikipedia says: “The captive portal technique forces an HTTP client on a network to see a special web page (usually for authentication purposes) before using the Internet normally. A captive portal turns a Web browser into an authentication device. This is done by intercepting all packets, regardless of address or […]

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) […]

JVM memory management and performance tuning

Performance and scalability are important topics for most enterprise applications that we build. Oftentimes we mostly consider connections to external systems (databases, message brokers, external web services) when we think about performance bottlenecks or performance and scalability optimization. This makes sense, as most enterprise applications spend a lot of their time performing (typically blocking) I/O. […]