März 2015

Places of old

From the Book Of Travels, Vol. 2, Chapter 5: „[..]Time travels? They say there’s no such thing… I disagree. Though, it might be different than people would expect. This is not your old, clichy trip through years forth and back, causing confusing by seeing things unseen so far, or making your own life difficult by travelling back just to stumble across your grandmother in her 20s. It won’t just work

Making sense of JavaScript (1)

Well I am unsure if I’ll ever really enjoy using JavaScript. But, good thing is that I do not really need it so far, am in the comfortable situation of just trying to do so out of curiosity and for my own entertainment. And after all, given my earlier rant on this, I have to say that by now I made a step ahead…

awake for days

Night moving on fast again. Still close to 7 Celsius, seemingly leaving behind another winter that wasn’t. Windows opened wide, to not just hear but merely sense the air cooling down, the wind, the city outside. A fair amount of windows opening to the wide backyard, filling the night with noise, light. Even more noise from the streets on the other side of the buildings. Sleep’s still quite a bit

„Building microservices“ re-visited and reflected…

It seems that „Building microservices“ finally made it to general availability. Actually, I’ve been following the book quite a while now, signed up (and bought the ebook version) pretty early during its early-access phase, and, finally, am pretty pleased with what the result looks like…

JavaScript Library Hell

After being into software development now for almost 20 years, counting in student days, these days I have to admit I spent most of this time, and especially most of my „productive“ work on the server side using Perl and Java, with Python and shell scripting always being around as tooling things but never as real first-choice languages. Through these years, also my perceptions of architecture, technology and, actually, using

Beyond the noise

„At some point life just got faster. Attention span seems to be constantly quickening. This is not the age of information but it rather seems the age of data overload, the age in which we all subsequently get lost within the megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes of images, textual content, music, video clips flowing by each and every day. At this point we’re just consumers, there’s hardly time for anything else.“ A

control panels

Soundtrack: micronaut – ‚experiment 2‘ Control station of an old ferry terminal. A strange mood somewhere in between the quiet openness of the seas behind, the remainders of abandoned industrial structures and the frequency of activities that must have taken place here earlier in history…

HTTP caching and unirest-java

In one of our modules we make use of unirest client library for Java in order to access remote REST endpoints. As, right now, this involves quite some communication, we were looking into response caching which seems both an obvious idea and yet something that is defined pretty well in HTTP and, too, implemented pretty well in apache httpclient which lives at the core of unirest. And actually, even though