This day had to come. I've been putting off my first blog post since 2004.
My professional passion is developing complex applications for the web, that are fast, flexible, low-maintainance and scalable.
From 2007 until 2010 I was part of the Xopus team, which offers the most technically advanced word processor on the web. For techies it's perhaps best described as a SDK for Word-processors, which employs W3C standards like XSLT and XML Schema to quickly setup a custom editor.
Xopus was acquired by SDL in 2010*.
Research and development
Since 2011 I've been working from home, tinkering on what I can do to improve the web, helping others making awesome apps with whatever data they have.
I've had a soft spot for XSLT for a long time now. Incidentally, it was the reason I met Anne van Kesteren eight years ago. Around that time, using PHP5 beta 1, I implemented Apache Cocoon's sitemaps, which was precursor to XProc.
Meet me in person at AmsterdamJS meetups, when I'm co-working in the Amsterdam public library, or just drop by my place. Of course I've got mail, and I'm on Twitter too, twice: @RobbertAtWork and @robbertbroersma.
On the web I operate from two separate persona's: one for technology, another for personal musings.