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Recently I was in urged to do a web project with the latest and coolest web framework Ruby on Rails. That's just one line of code grabbed from somewhere:       next if entry =~ /^\./ Ruby is said to read like a natural language, but for my eyes this is just a cryptic sequence. Maybe I have the wrong natural language. So to clarify what it means I translated it to some...
on Jul 19, 2010
When reading I got the impression that certain solutions always come back, are quite universal and independant of domain, language or environment. The question here is about getting certain aspects of an object that are not statically declared in a yet typesafe manner. The Eclipse world came up with IAdaptable, as it seems. public interface...
on Feb 26, 2010
When talking about architecture, people think in terms like 1,2,3,4...n-tier, J2EE, client/server, thin vs. thick client. The pieces put together are Oracle vs. DB2, BEA vs. JBoss, Struts, Swing, JSP, JavaFaces, etc.. This is the big picture! It is obvious that the decisions taken there are extremely important and can loose the battle before it begins. But can they also win the battle? From my...
on Nov 1, 2004


In my famous company innoQ I currently have the opportunity to work on a real cool tool: Bundle-Bee. It claims to be able to take any OSGi bundle and distribute the computational load to an ad-hoc grid (e.g. all machines in an office) without special setup or configuration. We just released version 0.5.3 which is still very restricted and far from feature complete - we don't even...
on Jan 28, 2010