Rob is a developer at IDRSolutions, currently working on JPedal. In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing guitar and studying languages that don't require a semicolon at the end of each line (including Japanese, Ruby and Chef).

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Pictures from Wednesday at Devoxx

Here are our pictures from Wednesday at Devoxx. You can find our pictures from Monday here and Tuesday here. Devoxx is now officially in full force – with the deep dives over, the conference floor and theatres are packed with people. First up, Stephan Janssen kicked off the day with the welcoming keynote: Immediately followed…

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Pictures from Monday at Devoxx

8am Monday morning, the first thing we saw after getting through registration was plenty of food to keep you fuelled between sessions… one of the many reasons Devoxx is the best Developer conference in Europe. Slightly disappointed however – I couldn’t find any croissants… First, we dropped by a session on using Tensorflow to create…

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3 sessions I am looking forward to at Devoxx Belgium

In a few weeks, myself and my colleague Ovi will be travelling to Antwerp to attend Devoxx Belgium. Being Europe’s biggest community conference, there’s tons of cutting-edge content to see and do. Here are 3 talks I’m looking forward to: Java9 and REPL. Forget debugging, welcome joy and productivity In this talk, Jakub Marchwicki is…

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What is new in PDF Spec 2.0?

After 8 years in the making, PDF 2.0 has finally been released. From new annotations, to digital signatures, to generally making the specification clearer and more concise, there’s been a lot of changes and improvements since 1.7. As there are too many changes to list in this 984-page behemoth, here is a brief overview of…

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Signal v. Noise – 3 articles you should read

Recently, I started following Signal v. Noise on Medium. Signal v. Noise is (to quote the blog directly) “Strong opinions and shared thoughts on design, business, and tech. By the makers (and friends) of Basecamp“. One of my favourite things about it is that many of the posts can be read in 5 minutes –…

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