Category Archives: Did you know?

IntelliJ IDEA 12.1 erschienen

Jetbrains hat ein Minor-Update seiner beliebten Java IDE IntelliJ IDEA veröffentlicht. Die Version kann als kostenlose Community Edition oder als kostenpflichtige Ultimate Edition heruntergeladen werden. Die  Lizenzschlüssel der Version 12 der Ultimate Edition behalten ihre Gültigkeit, ansonsten kann man 30 … Continue reading

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Big data might slow down JTA connections

Did you ever wonder why working with big data (the REAL big data) slows down your JTA connection from time to time? During a short Helsinki city trip this month I’ve shot the following picture that may provide some explanation. … Continue reading

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Wie schreibt man eine gute Kurzbiographie

Der ein oder andere steht immer mal wieder vor der Aufgabe, für einen Social Media Auftritt, einen Vortrag oder einen Artikel eine Kurzbeschreibung zu sich selbst abzugeben. Auch wenn es sich nur um wenige Zeilen handelt, ist das keine so … Continue reading

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PhantomJS 1.8 released with WebDriver support

A while ago, PhantomJS 1.8 was released. According to the release notes it features built in support of the WebDriver Wire Protocol that is e.g. used by Selenium to remote control browsers. The really cool thing of this feature is: … Continue reading

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Schei? Encoding!!!

Als XML Trainer werde ich immer wieder nach Encodings gefragt. Die umfassendste Antwort ist ein Link, ein absolutes MUST READ für jeden Entwickler: Joel on Software: The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character … Continue reading

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More on fonts for programmers

Almost one year ago I came across a special font for programmers called Anonymous Pro. Recently, while setting up a new development environment, a co-worker commented that he personally prefers Source Code Pro from Adobe. To keep it short: it … Continue reading

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Using two pass authentication in your application

Google introduced a 2-step authentication some time ago. With the 2-step authentication, the user is asked for a token after successfully logging in with you username/ password. Such token is provided by some application and is usually short lived. Google … Continue reading

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