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Wednesday Sep 06, 2017

The death of software architecture

In my series "the death of...":

Wednesday Jan 06, 2010

Draw your UML diagrams online

A colleague of mine recommended me the site, which allows you to draw UML diagrams that look as if they were drawn by hand. Moreover, a drawing is created by entering commands in a text box, which enforces a uniform lay-out that hides all issues related to typsetting, which people normally can't get right and/or consistent. Check this tool out! 


Wednesday Oct 21, 2009

IntelliJ went open source

According to this announcement, IntelliJ went open source. Combined with the fact that the people using this IDE are among the better Java developers I know, this should be a decisive argument to take a closer look at it at home. 

Monday Oct 05, 2009

Contract Crawler 2.1.0 released

Contract Crawler 2.1.0 has been released, featuring a new front-end for mobile devices, read more on this blog.

Wednesday Mar 25, 2009

First day at ApacheCon Europe 2009

Today I attended a number of talks, including Embrace OSGi - A Developer's Quickstart by Carsten Ziegeler, Lucene Case Studies by Erik Hatcher, OSGi as Framework for Building a Product Line: Experience and Best Practices by Ruwan Linton, Running Hadoop in de Cloud by Tom White, Content storage with Jackrabbit by Jukka Zitting and Rapid JCR applications development with Sling by Bertrand Delacretaz.

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Friday Dec 05, 2008

Tomcat OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space

Recently, I was confronted with yet another java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space. This time it was Tomcat, getting completely stuck after typically one or two days (/etc/init.d/tomcat-6 stop would fail!). I have a couple of applications deployed on Tomcat, and indeed these applications are predominantly based on Hibernate and Spring. Browsing on the Internet immediately made it clear to me that tracking the real cause was going to be a time-consuming activity.[Read More]

Sunday Nov 30, 2008

Free books on agile development

While searching for the excellent free book Scrum and XP from the trenches, I stumbled upon the following site, with even more books on agile development: Agile, Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP).

Monday Aug 25, 2008

Google tips and tricks

Today I found this article on a Dutch news site, which mentions several tips and tricks that can be used on the Google search site. [Read More]

Saturday Feb 09, 2008

Canon EOS 400D on Gentoo Linux

Finally I got my Canon EOS 400D (also known as Digital Rebel XTi) operational under Linux, thanks to this post. There were only two minor additional things I had to perform:

  1. Add myself to the usb group in /etc/group
  2. Changing the CAMERA variable in /etc/make.conf to CAMERAS

Thursday Feb 07, 2008

My _gvimrc

When working on-site for a customer, I often find myself forced to work on a Windows-based platform. Luckily, most of the time it is either possible to install vim or make use of a pre-installed version. This post contains my settings in the _gvimrc, such as color scheme, tab settings and window height and width

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