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Let’s get naked

Let’s get naked

Today is CSS Naked Day 2010, hopefully many websites will participate and deactivate their styling as I did with this blog. The idea behind CSSND is to promote web standards and proper, semantic markup. [caption id="attachment_1012" align="aligncenter" width="400" ...

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The iPad sucks – my first impressions

The iPad sucks – my first impressions

Now that I got your attention, read on and understand what exactly I dislike about the current version of the iPad. In short: its weight, the curved flip side while typing, the reflecting display and the absence ...

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The iPhone at EclipseCon 2010

The iPhone at EclipseCon 2010

The EclipseCon 2010 was a huge success not only for our flagship project Xtext. As mentioned by Sven and Jan before, we gratefully received the Eclipse Community Award and enthusiastically delivered more than 6 talks around model-driven software ...

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Recent updates of the Xtext website

Recent updates of the Xtext website

In conjunction with the Eclipse M4 release of Xtext its website has been updated, too. We wanted the new features to reflect how lively the Xtext project is by just looking at the website. At the same ...

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Retrospection of the iPhone Developer Conference 2009

Retrospection of the iPhone Developer Conference 2009

The German iPhone Developer Conference in Cologne (01-02 December) was an exciting event that started with a very informative keynote by Maximilian Reiß who elaborated the tide of iPhone events of the last years. From there, nearly ...

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iPhonical at the second German iPhone Developer Conference in December 2009

iPhonical at the second German iPhone Developer Conference in December 2009

This December will start with two exciting days when the German iPhone Developer Conference takes place in Cologne. With 28 talks about business and engineering on two tracks the second iPhoneDevCon celebrates the second anniversary of the ...

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EWiTa 2009 in retrospect

EWiTa 2009 in retrospect

Yesterday's first Elmshorner Wirtschaftsinformatiktag at the Nordakademie was a worthwhile event. As expected, the lineup arranged by Hinrich Schröder and Frank Zimmermann motivated controversial discussions. Hartmut Herde asked critical questions about MDSD whereas I outlined how MDSD ...

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Eclipse Modeling Days 2009 in New York and Toronto

Eclipse Modeling Days 2009 in New York and Toronto

This November you are invited to learn more about modeling with Eclipse at the Modeling Days in New York (November 16th) and Toronto (November 18th). Both one-day long events will get together experts of different modeling domains ...

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Focus on Modeling at the first Elmshorner Wirtschaftsinformatiktag

Focus on Modeling at the first Elmshorner Wirtschaftsinformatiktag

On Friday, October 23rd the first Elmshorner Wirtschaftsinformatiktag near Hamburg will open its doors to elaborate on the topic "Modeling the Business". I will give a talk about some best-practices itemis applied in MDSD projects based on Eclipse Modeling. An ...

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Burlington Ducky iPhone App

Burlington Ducky iPhone App

The people at itemis provide a vast range of skills beyond model-driven engineering. For me, this versatility yielded an iPhone project in cooperation with Weischer Mobile and phi mobile media where a funny marketing app had to ...

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