At the university… again

Don’t know if midlife-crisis hits me hard yet – or something else – but now I’m officially a student again. It’s (nearly) the same course of studies as twenty years ago and if I read the module handbook I find a lot of similarities. But as I said – 20 yrs – a lot of time, a lot of changes and I’m really a little bit afraid of the things to come.

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Compile as requirement

“The final delivered product should contain the sources, all needed dependencies and the documentation on how to build the system.”


Frequently this or something similar could be found in the requirements without a proper description what is really wanted and is often misunderstood on both sides. And sometimes it is dangerous as well.

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JBoss EAP 6/7 Administration and Development Training Days

…just basics. I believe my first encounter with JBoss as application server was in 2003 and most projects before where done with Apaches Tomcat. Nearly one or two years later – and with a little bit more experience with Java Enterprise – the JBoss system became the preferred app server by me and the tool of choice (in cases where I’ve got the choice).

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coderetreat @ gameduell

What a sunny saturday morning! Just leave the family at home, take the bike and go to … a coderetreat! What? I’ve got the invitation to “work” this saturday (april fools day) from a friend some weeks ago and I must say I don’t regret it. The definition of a coderetreat is:

Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design.coderetreat.org

At 9 o’clock nearly 20 developers met in the (really nice) offices of a game company in Berlin to start practicing with just one goal: implementing the “Pacman”. Continue reading “coderetreat @ gameduell”