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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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>March 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Top-Tools for Log-Analysis (CLI based)

After all the years it is still remarkable how powerful plain text is for software development (human readability, advanced SCM tools, expressiveness, no GUI necessary, etc.). This applies also on logging, where plain text makes a very nice source for doing adhoc analysis. Following samples show how bash, its interprocess-communication piping and the usual suspect [...]

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>May 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Codebase size implications on Software development

Following discusses the implications of big codebases. Codebase size can be measured with the well known ‘lines of code’ (LOC) metric.
The following codebase size and LOC metric scope is not fine grained on function or class level but for complete codebase or at least on subcomponent level.
Bad (anti-pattern): Codebase size as progress metric
Sometimes (though [...]

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Tags: Software Engineering · Software Maintenance · Uncategorized