Nikolas.M@rtens.org

Software Engineer | Coach | Consultant

I'm Nikolas Martens. I build web applications, help people become better programmers, and deal with legacy systems.

I'm living in Berlin and am currently available for software consultancy, as a developer of web applications, for automated testing workshops and as personal software coach.

Software Engineer

I'm specialized in building lean prototype applications to test domain and market assumptions - nowadays called Minimal Viable Products. I can help you find out how good your idea is as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Coach

If you would like to become a professional software developer or if you already are but are looking for ways to improve you skills, then together we'll unlock your full potential in one-on-one coaching sessions, and make sure you can do your work with joy and pride.

Consultant

I advice individuals and teams to become more productive and content with their work by applying a mix of proven and modern software engineering best practices. I'm specialized on automated testing and working with complex legacy systems.

Latest Articles

In my blog, I philosophize about software, testing and my approaches to mostly technical topics.

Wrong way driver

2016-11-22
Maybe I'm just a cynic and maybe this is just a rant but I think software development nowadays su... I'm highly discontent with the way software development is done. To be more specific, I've listed a bunch of incidental complications that make programming unnecessarily hard along with ideas how they could be avoided in the zells manifesto. » read more

Codemotion Berlin 2016

2016-10-26
To get to this month's conference I didn't need plane nor train but could easily walk the couple of hundred meters to Codemotion in the Kulturbrauerei. And not only that was new but also my talk on Prototyping with Domain-Driven Design. » read more

Open Source Projects

Stuff I'm working on.

zells

The mssion of zells is to enable software literacy by making writing software easy and fun, and accessible to everyone.

groupcash

The goal of groupcash is to make it easier, cheaper and safer for anybody to run their own complementary currency.

domin

domin (domain model interface) is an administration interface for abstract Domain Models using the Command Object pattern.

dox

dox publishes executable specification in a human-friendly and easily browsable way.

watoki

The Web Application Tool Kit - a collection of libraries that can help you building lean, scalable web applications quickly.

mockster

mockster is a full-fledged, zero-configuration mocking framework for PHP.

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