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>January 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The evil path of Mobile-Apps (vs. Webstandards)…

The so called Apps are the usual End-User applications running locally on Smartphones and Tablets (similar to Desktop applications). From usability point and hipness factor they offer great moments. But as a Software Developer I am extremely skeptical… Well, what is wrong with all these Apps?
Step backwards from Web-Standards
I think web-standards like HTML, JavaScript, [...]

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>July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Accessing rrdtool-files Data with Java / Scala

Though rrdtool is widely used especially for monitoring, it took me a while to find a simple and compatible bridge for reading data of rrd-files with Java. Following hopefully helps others to save some time and to workaround some pitfalls.
My requirement was:

Monitoring website showing trends of metrics, i.e. compare current with past values, both absolute [...]

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>December 12th, 2010 · 25 Comments

IntelliJ IDEA rocks (revisited)!

Many people ask me why I prefer IntelliJ over any other IDE. I switched to IntelliJ about 3 years ago so I cannot compare current IntelliJ 10 vs. other current IDEs Eclipse 3.6 or Netbeans 6.9. Still pair programming with colleagues who use different IDE and sometimes having to skip back to Eclipse I feel [...]

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