Vanilla Daiquiri

Tomas Malmsten
1 September 2011

We've had some good friends to visit over the weekend and of course drunk many good cocktails. One of them was an especially nice daiquiri which I named Vanilla Daiquiri.

It is based on the Embury's 8:2:1 formula but instead of using simple syrup I used Monin's Vanilla Syrup. This makes for a lovely smooth vanilla infused daiquiri.

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Amélie’s Citrus Blush

Tomas Malmsten
1 September 2011

I was at home taking care of my daughter the other day. She had a could and couldn't go to nursery. When you have a cold what could be better then a vitamin C injection from freshly squeezed citrus juice. To make it a bit more exciting I decided to compose a new non-alcoholic cocktail (mocktail) recipe. It turned out a really nice and refreshing drink with a lovely orange colour.

Ingredients

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Don’t Repeat Yourself

Tomas Malmsten
23 August 2011

Most of us have at least heard about the DRY principle. But how is it applied in a pragmatic way in software development?

I will take you though my thoughts as I work with an application to illustrate how, when and why I apply it as well as where it may be better not to.

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When should a project start implementing clean test driven code?

Tomas Malmsten
16 May 2011

I have recently been working on a e-commerce project. We needed to create an extension to a third party e-commerce application. The source code is open to customers and partners. It is a pretty comprehensive and complex application.

The e-commerce domain is a pretty complex domain. With a system that is designed for a global market with all national tax rules, shipping rules and other variations and also the requirement to adjust prices according to customers and running campaigns makes for a very complex system. On top of this it needs to integrate with and in large parts understand the logistics and stock keeping domain, provide customer service interfaces and all other things that comes with running a reputable global web store.

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A little something about ice when making cocktails

Tomas Malmsten
20 February 2011

Ice is one of the most important ingredients in a cocktail. Even when it's not in the glass it's used during mixing. This makes the quality of ice very important.

First of all the water used has to be of good quality. If you don't have good quality tap water I would strongly recommend that you filter the it. This greatly improves it. This is important since badly tasting water will affect the taste of the drink.

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