The article I wrote on "Innovation Tokens: Hilfsmittel bei Informatikerromantik und Technologie-Überflutung" which was published in the German "Business Technology" magazine, has just been republished on jaxenter.de! You can find it at https://jaxenter.de/innovation-tokens-50334 in German language.
Customers quite regularly call on me to support them when an application is not behaving as expected. On a development machine there are a lot of ways and utilities to analyse the situation. But troubleshooting the erroneous application behaviour in production environments quite often limits your tool belt to a minimum.
I am running a self-hosted owncloud instance for more than a year now. Back in August I decided to setup a new Ubuntu 14.04 server at home and tried to run owncloud with a PostgreSQL backend - which turned out to be a bad decision.
For those of you interested in the impact of a company’s culture, I wrote an article about the company culture at innoQ on their blog. The article is on the company website and I’d really appreciate your feedback e.g. on writing style and content.
Lately I noticed a growing dissatisfaction with my daily workflow. And this was not only because my last blog post has been almost a year ago. No, it’s related to a noticable drop in productivity. I figured this was due to my curiosity dragging me onto way more interesting topics than either my time frame or my toolset could master. Unfortunately trying to keep up-to-date on those topics created loads of distractions which almost resulted in an inability to focus on a single task for a longer amount of time
The Stumble Stones
I’m very happy to announce that one of my proposals for JavaOne 2013 has been accepted. This year’s JavaOne takes place from Sep 22 until Sep 27 in San Francisco and will be another great chance catch up with the latest and greatest in java development and of course to meet with many old and new friends.