Friday, November 25. 2011
Yesterday I and a couple of colleagues held a couple of Pecha Kucha sessions. Pecha Kucha is a presentation methodology that limits the presentation to 20 slides where the next slide is displayed after 20 seconds automatically. During the preparation and for the presentation session we felt the lack for a decent timer that counts down from 20 to1 for each slide and gives a clearly visible feedback before the time for the current slide ends.
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Thursday, September 17. 2009
Do you have a Notebook running Linux?
Do you frequently use it in different network environments with different proxy configurations?
Are you sick of frequently reconfiguring all the applications that have their own proxy settings like the web browser, the Java IDE, the desktop and the applications that uses its settings, the other desktop environment that uses other settings... and so on?
If your answer to these questions is yes, yes and yes then read on. The solution I present here allows you to configure proxy settings in any of your applications just once and will even change the proxy settings automatically as soon as you connect your laptop to a network.
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Sunday, February 8. 2009
Migrating an existing Java project for use with Hibernate is a difficult process. And yet I'm not sure if it is worth the work at all.
Some years ago I started a Java project with direct database access using JDBC and SQL. I designed my object model and a relational database schema. Both were optimized independenlty to work optimal in their environment. In order to connect the object world with the relational world, I wrote a clean storage layer, which was responsible for communicating with the database. This worked pretty good. But when Hibernate was becoming more and more popular, I started thinking about migrating to a Hibernate based object mapping.
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Wednesday, September 17. 2008
The service menus for subversion provide quick access to the most common tasks when using subversion. It is aimed to be a little bit like Tortoise SVN for that other "Operating System".set of service menus is aimed for Java developers. Using these service menus you can run Ant and Maven builds, create JAR files from directories or run executable JAR files.
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Tuesday, September 16. 2008
If you’re very lucky, on the fourth page of the search results, if you have the patience, you find a seven-page discussion with hundreds of replies, of which 25% are spam advertisements posted by bots trying to get googlejuice for timeshares in St. Maarten, yet some of the replies are actually useful, and someone whose name is “Anon Y. Moose” has posted a decent answer, grammatically incorrect though it may be, and which contains a devastating security bug, but this little gem is buried amongst a lot of dreck.
Some people propose answers. Others vote on those answers. If you see the right answer, vote it up. If an answer is obviously wrong (or inferior in some way), you vote it down. Very quickly, the best answers bubble to the top. The person who asked the question in the first place also has the ability to designate one answer as the “accepted” answer, but this isn’t required. The accepted answer floats above all the other answers.
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