Author Archives: Steffen Schäfer

TCP and HTTP for web developers

When developing web applications, you can do some mistakes related to basic peculiarities of TCP and HTTP. The post explains some of the pain points and shows approaches to avoid such problems.

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Gradle 2.1 released with new plugin portal

Gradle 2.1 has been release recently. The biggest change is the addition of the new plugin portal. But there are far more interesting changes…

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Avoid Multi Module Builds With Gradle

When splitting a project internally you typically use a multi module build. Build tools like Maven or Gradle have built-in support for this. For simple use cases this makes things much more complicated. By using Gradle this can also be … Continue reading

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Gradle 1.12 released as last 1.x release

Gradle 1.12 was released this week with a bunch of new features and bug fixes as well as performance improvements.

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Integrating PDF.js as PDF viewer in your web application

When writing business web applications you often need to show PDF files in your application. But this requires that the user has an installation of a PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Reader) and the browser plugin is activated. With PDF.js there … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 11 will support source maps based debugging

The developer tools of Chrome and Firefox (as well as Firebug) used to support source map base JavaScript debugging for several versions. With the new update for Internet Explorer 11, all major browsers support this feature. About source maps Source … Continue reading

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Upcoming GWT releases (2.7 and 3.0) in 2014 and beyond

According to Thomas Broyer, the plans for upcoming releases of GWT changed a little bit. In the comments of a Google+ post, he wrote the following: The plan has shifted a bit. We’ll do a 2.7 near June, and will … Continue reading

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