For AndroMDA 4, I designed a plugin registry configuration language and a workflow language, both of them based on XML. After some time, I found out that this was not the best choice. XML can become complex and wordy and it lacks real good tool support (did you ever try to run a unit test […]
I am working with Parallels Desktop on the Mac which runs Windows XP in a virtual machine, directly on the hardware, without emulation. Runs like a breeze. Today, I wanted to use MindManager in this VM and needed the „Insert“ key. Suddenly, I realized that the MacBook does not have such a key! (In fact, […]
If you create Java applications for a lot of languages, this tool might be the right thing for you: the resource bundle editor plugin for Eclipse. See this screen shot – you can edit one message in all the languages on the same screen. You can get the plugin from here.
Today, I installed Subversion and Subclipse on the Mac. It was a little tricky, so I’ll document it here. This is how I did it.
When I’m on the road, I am connected to the world via UMTS. That way, I am online everywhere, independent of a WLAN hotspot. You may ask which device and which software I use? I found out that the Vodafone Easybox is cool. It’s fast (up to 1.8 megabit per second) and as a USB […]
Last week, I finally bought a MacBook Pro with Intel dual core processor. Wow! The machine is fast (6 times faster than my 4 year old Dell Inspiron) and the multitasking is so smooth that I don’t even notice it. Working on it is rewarding, and every minute for the migration from the PC was […]