Month: June 2016

Data Preparation, to the Moon and Beyond

  According to a University of Southern California study, less than a decade ago, overall digital information located on storage devices, for the entire world, reached 300 Exabyte. To figure out what it’s like, just imagine that it would require over 400 billion CD-ROMs. If you were to build a stack with it, you would go over the distance from […]


Data Prep 101: Diving into Enterprise Features

  A few months ago I wrote a blog about the exciting, new open source Data Preparation tool and all the great quick action you can take on your data. But, it gets so much better!  Where the single user desktop Free Data Preparation tool stops (as well as many of the not so free […]


API Developer Weekly #117

API Developer Weekly – June 23, 2016 – Issue #117 A hand-curated¬†weekly¬†newsletter for API developers, published with permission from LaunchAny¬†and CaseySoftware. Subscribe to their newsletter to stay updated on the latest API trends and industry news. Hot Topics How To Nail Three Subtle Keys To API Greatness When you’re an API provider, it’s easy to […]


IoST and IoUT: Why They Matter for IoT Growth

  Recently, I was fortunate enough to find myself in Munich, Germany during a trip to visit with family and discovered that just north of town is the city of Ingolstadt, which is home to the Audi factory. Being somewhat of a gear-head and very much an Audi fan, I decided to take the factory […]


API Testing – DHC supports HTTP Archive v1.2 (HAR)

The new DHC version 1.2.10 supports HTTP Archive (HAR). ¬†You can import HAR directly to DHC and start testing your API endpoints in a second, now! This article shows you how it works, and how easily you can do that. HAR is a common format for recording HTTP tracking information. HAR format is flexible enough […]


Complex Generation and Distribution of Documents with Talend

  In this post, I would like to cover the possibilities we have to build complex document generating systems. Actually formally a domain of expensive software like Adobe Publisher. With Talend Open Studio and JasperReports you are able to create such a system. Introduction / Conceptual Formulation One of Germany’s biggest online vehicle dealers gets […]


API Developer Weekly #116

API Developer Weekly – June 16, 2016 – Issue #116 A hand-curated¬†weekly¬†newsletter for API developers, published with permission from LaunchAny¬†and CaseySoftware. Subscribe to their newsletter to stay updated on the latest API trends and industry news. Hot Topics How Bot-to-Bot Could Soon Replace¬†APIs Today when two software systems have to talk to each other, software […]


The Evolution of ETL and Continuous Integration

In the beginning of ETL…. When I started my IT career over 15 years ago I was nothing more than a “Fresh-out” with a college degree and an interest in computers and programming. At that time, I knew the theories behind the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and had put it to some practice in […]