Author Archives: Felix Leipold

Thoughts on handling Translations and Views on Source Code

One of my recent java projects was to be used by users with three different languages. We went with the standard java approach of using properties files for messages. In intellij there is decent tool support for that. However it … Continue reading

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Don’t Play with Yourself

Some two years ago I had the pleasure of working with a code base that relied heavily on the spring SimpleForm framework. The thing I didn’t like about this framework was the whole controller class hierarchy. Essentially there is about … Continue reading

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Getting Real with Enumerable.java

Two weeks back I posted a video explaining how to get started with Enumerable.java. While this might have been enough information to start playing, there is a lot more to consider when going with Enumerable.java for production use. Over the … Continue reading

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Get Closures for Java Now!

The general state of affairs at Sun/ Oracle is very sad. If you are like me, you cannot take this much longer. Fortunately enough my esteemed colleague Håkan Råberg has invented what is at least a molotov cocktail perhaps even … Continue reading

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Contemporary LaTeX Resource

I am currently using LaTeX to produce PDF output for a multilingual (polish characters anyone) business application. I hope to write a proper post about this once I am done. But I have to post the url of this blog … Continue reading

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The Gospel

Today’s lesson is from the book of stackoverflow 65,35-21: It’s a well known fact, that Oracle treats empty strings as null. I knew about that, but somehow I forgot…

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The Train Build Monitor

On our current project we came up with a model train build monitor. The objective was to have the train move, while the build is green and to stop, when it goes red. The whole thing looks some what like … Continue reading

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Wieder einmal ist es die Deutsche Bahn…

…der wir eine, wie ich finde, kleine sprachliche Perle verdanken: Das Wort “Unterwegsbahnhof”.

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Not exactly a consultant hat…

…but still a valuable addition to my professional wardrobe. That helps me being mindful of what I am and what I am not.

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What’s missing in Java 7

Assuming Sun manages to get “closures” into Java7 there is still a few things that are lacking. Today I once again ran into the restrictions around annotations. The .Net solution is simply more elegant. The fact that I can’t use … Continue reading

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