The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
― Geer et al., 2003
Welcome to my blog where I write about software, technologies and my adventures related to and beyond those.
At this year’s EuroClojure I gave a talk about probabilistic programming with Clojure, using the Anglican probabilistic programming system. Abstract: Probabilistic Programming Systems aim to merge general purpose programming with probabilistic modelling. They provide powerful statistical inference and thus allow developers to focus on the modelling with tools and environments they are comfortable with. These […]
I was interviewed by PurelyFuntional.tv about my upcoming talk Intro to Probabilistic Programming and Clojure’s Anglican at EuroClojure 2017. You can find the full interview here: Nils Blum-Oeste EuroClojure 2017 Interview
The Art of Manliness podcast (I know, just try to ignore the name, I don’t like it either) has this great episode with Kevin Kelly (Wired, Whole Earth Catalogue) about the next big things in tech. Check it out: The Art of Manliness: #267: The Technological Forces That Are Shaping Our World
Here is a quick introduction to style your Clojure JavaFX application via CSS using the garden library. Intro I am still working on a desktop application built with Clojure and fn-fx and I am making good progress, pretty happy with it so far. When I gave a talk about it at the Clojure meetup Berlin, […]
The cloud might not be a sustainable model for handling computation in massive IoT scenarios. Instead lots of the data processing might need to be done close to the devices. Resources, efficiency and latency are reasons where such a system “on the edge” might be beneficial or even a hard requirement. A very interesting topic! […]
A few days ago I gave a talk at the Clojure Meetup Berlin about building GUIs with Clojure and JavaFX. Here is the abstract: Building declarative GUIs with Clojure, JavaFX and fn-fx (Dr. Nils Blum-Oeste) JavaFX is the current standard GUI framework included in most Java distributions and the successor to Swing. It is readily […]
The :clojureD conference is approaching quickly: February 25, 2017 in Berlin, yes that is only about two weeks away! I am really looking forward to it and hope to meet you there. We have a quite interesting mix of talks I would say. Among my favourites are “Powerful Data Access in Clojure” by Yannick Scherer, […]
As I am in the process of developing an application for data analysis on chemical data the need for building a desktop GUI came up. Why desktop you ask? Excellent question! I think for this particular project, the combination of ease of use, data privacy and performance make it worth exploring an approach with a […]
Recently I got some interest in generative “art”. Without going into what qualifies as art and what not, here are some of the things I created: The code generating these images is available on github over here. Try them live, as a couple of these images are from actual animations. Pretty easy and fun to […]