We are all part of the society we want to live in. Image by Sandra Seitamaa on Unsplash.

At DUCKMADE, we have made some significant changes in the last few months in what we stand for and what we want to achieve. While no-code is still very relevant in Industry 4.0, and inherently in Society 4.0, we believe that it’s not everything. The truth is that the tools and technologies we use only play a small part in our transformational processes. We feel the need to address the real elephant in the room.

In my last blog post, I discussed the origins, benefits and downsides of the many industrial revolutions we have endured, as well as the one…

We need to put a face on Industry 4.0 again. Image by Alex Iby on Unsplash.

Industry 4.0 is the next phase in the industrial revolution and builds heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine/deep learning, AI (i.e., Artificial Intelligence) and real-time data analysis. By embedding IoT (i.e., Internet of Things) and smart manufacturing processes into its core, Industry 4.0 combines physical production and operations with digital technologies to create a better and more connected ecosystem. This will mainly improve companies that focus on physical manufacturing, however it’s not limited to these type of companies only. While these companies and organizations might operate very differently from each other, they all face a common challenge that Industry 4.0 …

Open up a world of possibilities. Image by Ales Nesetril on Unsplash.

I remember a period during my childhood, when smartphones weren’t a thing yet, and I got my first mobile phone: a Motorola RAZR flip phone. This thing was slick with its thin and stylish design in a full matte black color. It was certainly an eye catcher for its time. Sadly, it had hardly any memory and did not support external storage by means of an SD card. If I even wanted to put a single MP3 file on there, I would have to compress the file so much that the song wouldn’t really sound the same anymore… Anyway, I’m…

Belief in your dreams. Image by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash.

In the last few years, we have made significant changes to the way we work and communicate with each other. Tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams have made older communication methods, like sending emails and making phone calls, look like primitive dinosaurs. We have started to use more cloud-based services to accompany us in our daily work routines. We are even starting to leave our bulky computers at home in favor of compact mobile devices like phones and tablets. At the end of the day — and outside of work — we ultimately shift our focus from technology for productivity…

A must-have for your cloud-based web development environment

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Since my last story — My experiences with coding in the cloud and how to get started yourself — on Medium, I’ve made some additional improvements to my cloud development server. One of which I would like to share with you now.

You see… my current job requires me to develop front-end web applications as a first, which results in me having multiple web browser tabs open at all times. One tab for accessing the code-server environment I have previously setup, at least one or more tabs for research purposes and a tab — or separate window even — for…

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Programming in the cloud has come a long way in the past few years, and now with the introduction of GitHub’s Codespaces, I want to share some of my own experiences and thoughts on setting up and using a cloud-based development environment.

1. Introduction

As part of my work, I received a windows-based laptop to do all my coding work on. That’s great and don’t get me wrong here, but I’m not much of a “windows guy” — even with Microsoft’s great effort of integrating Linux into the OS. I have solely worked with macOS and Linux machines throughout my early career…

Wout van Helvoirt

Co-founder and Problem Solver at DUCKMADE AS / Software Engineer at Trimble Inc. / MS in Bioinformatics

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