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Published by Fabian on 04 Oct 2009

Talking Days

Tomorrow, I will have the pleasure to talk about Eclipse RAP at the Java User Group Cologne. I am still working on slides, which is quite a challenge for me, as I want to include a demo and the talk is restricted to 45 minutes. I hope that my new Logitech Presenter arrives still in time, because it has a timer :-)
But I am not worried, because I can talk about RAP for hours. And if I am lucky, I will even have a RAP project for one of our customers. At least they are willing to let us work on a RAP spike for 3 days.

On Tuesday, I will be in Würzburg, giving a introduction and comparison of Ant and Maven. Slides are already done, because printouts are distributed to all attendees. I do not really like that, because I prefer people staying with me while I talk and not reading the whole material in advance. On the other hand that forced me to have them done already. 90 minutes are plenty of time for this talk and I am really looking forward to this. My colleague Thomas will be joining me and presenting about testing with mocks and stubs.

Both talks are in German, but I created the slides for the former talk in English, so more people can read them (if they like). With those two additional talks I have reached the critical mass of publicly available material to put them on a dedicated page. On “Publications” I will collect materials from my talks and other stuff I write about.

Published by Fabian on 03 Sep 2009

low blogging activity

Actually I do blog, but not here. Just today, I published a provocative concept in our company blog:
Commit every day, or revert – Be agile, every day
There a a few more to come.
Besides that I am preparing two talks for early October, which I will publicize also on SlideShare, and finished an article for Javamagazin recently.
Symfony activity is very low, but the 1.2.9 release is already prepared, so we can have that soon.
I am also thinking about a new book, but a book is much work, so i am a bit reluctant :)

Published by Fabian on 25 Aug 2009

Did you know?

I found this only today, but its already outdated… and a “should know”

Published by Fabian on 10 Aug 2009

Blogs are better than Forums

and the reason for that is that blogs typically contain a more or less elaborated solution for a specific problem. And that problem was serious enough to let the blog owner consider writing a solution article out of it.

Forums are very much often different. Did this ever happen to you? You searched for an error message and the only hits you got are mailing lists or forums where somebody has the same issue? And if you really have bad luck then the only hit is your own posting :-)

Thats why I favor blog articles. They give a solution and also very often some additional background information. Spot on my problem.

Thanks to google! Without a powerful search engine finding this distributed information you would have to use a forum and pile up more questions without answers :)

Published by Fabian on 07 Aug 2009

Vista 64 to Windows 7 64 upgrade works smoothly

Tonight, after my MSDN download finished, I upgraded my Windows Vista to 7. Upgrade procedure is quite lengthy (over 2 hours on a quite high end system), but everything I tested worked as before.  I miss my Quick Launch a bit, but besides that its nice. And indeed it feels faster. Lets seee what the next days bring, and if there will be an upgradable German version for my Media Center.

Published by Fabian on 03 Aug 2009

DBAN slow on Dual Cores

I am currently wiping a hard disc for ebay with Darriks Boot and Nuke. It was reeeeaaally slow. Then I found a short snippet in a a forum recommending 1.0.6 instead of 1.0.7. you can find an installer for 1.0.6 by searching for dban-1.0.6_i386.exe

That really solved it. from 800hours down to 5hours

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