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

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”

Windows 10 update #2

Windows begs utterly for an upgrade on my Dell Inspiron 2330 and I thought that everybody should get a second chance. A short look at the Dell support page stated the full compatibility with Windows 10 – so I should be happy with an upgrade. Again, after hours the machine restarted, I saw the desktop and finally the INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR was gone. But I wasn’t happy. The Inspiron has two internal graphic options – either it could run on Intels HD or it could use as second option an ATI Radeon graphic card. Windows 8.1 was able to (automatically) switch between, the new Windows 10 was not. Maybe I forgot to install Dells driver package? No! Maybe I should use the original ATI drivers? Didn’t work too. The MS fallback driver? Again, same result.

Reinstalled 8.1

Windows 10 update

Today I tried to upgrade one of my machines. It was running on Windows 8.1 and should be able to run 10 (as the specs state at least). After hours the machine restarted and finally I saw the new desktop environment. But working was rather painfully. Every 30 minutes (exactly) the machine stopped to work with an error message (INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR). That is not what I wanted and I decided to go back to 8.1

Current Project: Migrate from Seam2

One of the projects I’m currently working on is an application used for laboratory collaboration. The project started nearly 5 years ago as a small application (mostly) generated from an existing database by seam-gen. Of course some additional handwork was needed e.g. to implement workflows, export facilities, messaging and integration stuff – (Oracle Application Server 10.1.3 as production environment)
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