Category Archives: Software Development

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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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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Documentation on Presentation Model Pattern

Here some links to the pdf and the sources for my tutorial.

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Deploying on Windows

I spent the best part of this week on doing remote deployments to a jboss server running on Windows. Don’t ask why I am doing this. But there is an intersting observation about psexec. It doesn’t work reliably when called … Continue reading

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Practices of the Proper Christian Programmer

This post is to announce the publishing of “Divine Code – Practices of the Proper Christian Programmer”. Whilst more or less appropriate commandments have a long standing tradition in software development – one of the first examples being Dijkstra’s famous … Continue reading

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Use Jetty!

I was somewhat shocked to learn that a lot of my colleagues are not even aware of the existence of jetty. I have been using it for quite a while. It is the best thing you can do during development … Continue reading

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Naked Objects Talk in London this Thursday

Dan Haywood will be coming to the ThoughtWorks London Office to talk about his new book Domain Driven Design using Naked Objects. I have been excited about the idea of NO for quite a while, though the actual implementations have … Continue reading

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