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My first steps of an exciting journey in IT

Choosing your own path as a recently graduated junior is not an easy job. It takes hard work, but in the end, it is worth it. My life as a young woman in the IT-world began in 2018 when I graduated as an Industrial Engineer at GroepT (KULeuven). Today, being a consultant for DiD, I […]

AEM with VUE.JS – Part 1

As an Adobe Experience Manager specialised partner and passionate full-stack development team, we are always on the lookout to improve our productivity when building websites with a rich visitor experience on the AEM platform. Introduction Deciding on which front-end framework to use can be a complex business for any project. Selecting one that plays well with […]

Offline first with progressive web apps [part 3/3]: background sync

This is the last blog of the series where we are making a website completely offline accessible through the means of a progressive web app (PWA). In the first blog, we started with explaining what are the benefits of a PWA and looked at how service workers fit into PWA. The second blog post was all about caching strategies and applying those to […]

Adobe Summit 2019

Adobe is all about experiences and the Adobe Summit was not the exception. As Adobe Partner, Design is Dead could feel it from the beginning… music, lights and awesome people built up a perfect vibe and created a positive atmosphere that made very easy to share experiences between partners, prospects and customers. We identified three […]

Making sense of agile

This will be a two-part blog post to illustrate why companies should consider adopting the agile way of working more readily and thoroughly. This first part is a bit more theoretical while the second part will feature a real-life example of a team’s journey to maximise the potential of working in an agile fashion. The […]

You don’t have to choose between DIY or outsourcing for your next digital project. Here’s why.

You don’t have to choose between DIY or outsourcing for your next digital project. Here’s why. Making choices is usually difficult, making the right choice is always hard. And that is especially true for projects with strategic value for your brand or organization. Let’s imagine that your company needs a new digital platform, that should […]

Discovering HELM, a package manager for Kubernetes

I’ve been using Kubernetes for a while now, but I never took the opportunity to have a look at Kubernetes’ most popular package manager: Helm. Every developer knows how tedious the process of installing, removing, upgrading, configuring software, dependencies, tools was before package managers existed. I’ve been using package managers like npm or yarn for […]

Offline first with progressive web apps: caching strategies [part 2/3]

The internet is constantly evolving. We saw this in 2004 when ajax became really popular and made websites more dynamic. The next revolution was the mobile-first approach when we stopped thinking that the user always had a 24-inch screen but instead the website should be accessible on mobile as well. And now we see a new revolution happening called progressive […]

New Close The Gap website bridges the digital divide with Desing is Dead

Close the Gap and digital agency Design is Dead conclude the fifth year of their partnership on a high note. They launched the new website Close-the-gap.org, boosting the social enterprise as a reliable partner in bridging the digital divide between rich and emerging countries. The collaboration became a beautiful people- and-technology story, with two complementing […]

Story splitting

Many Scrum Teams have difficulties with splitting user stories. They will often be convinced that it’s absolutely impossible to split this or that product backlog item. As a result, stories that are really oversized enter the sprint and often need to be carried over during multiple sprints because the team doesn’t manage to burn them […]

AEM with VUE.JS – part 2

Building a custom component So far we have covered the basic setup of making VueJs work with AEM. Now I will show you how to build an AEM component that is enhanced with VueJs. To do this, I have created a FAQ component with foldable items. The end result looks like this: As a first […]

CaseDay19: celebrating excellence in building digital businesses

Emakina Group’s Caseday19 showed a mature organization uniting 19 offices, confident in serving top companies with high-end digital and marketing services across 3 continents. 24 cases were presented as part of a group award, honoring the almost 1,000 talents in the group executing about 2,000 projects each year.

Making sense of agile – part 2

Agile from the trenches In my previous blog post “Making sense of agile” I shared my vision on the merits of adopting the agile way of working and what it can bring both at corporate and personal level. I also promised to do a follow-up piece focused on a sample team working in an agile […]

Offline first with progressive web apps [part 1/3]

The internet is constantly evolving. We saw this in 2004 when ajax became really popular and made websites more dynamic. The next revolution was the mobile-first approach when we stopped thinking that the user always had a 24-inch screen but instead the website should be accessible on mobile as well. And now we see a new revolution happening called progressive […]

Adobe Summit 2018 – An experience and three takeaways

Four of our best warriors visited a beloved arena for the Emakina Group: Adobe Summit 2018 @ Excel London. Our smiley and happy #dreamteam (see groupfie above) was formed by Johan Cootmans (Program Manager) at the back of the picture, followed by Jeroen Huys (Managing Director), Yoeri Conickx (Client Service Director) and Johnny Degreef (DevOps Engineer). On the summit, Adobe partners, customers and prospects, 5000 […]

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