Category Archives: Announcement

Eclipse Color Theme 0.13

We’ve just released Eclipse Color Theme 0.13, almost all curtesy of our contributors – thanks a lot! Most notably, a long-standing highlighting issue in the C/C++ editor has been fixed, and support has been added for Gepetto, Twig, Json Eclipse Plugin, Yedit, Xtend, Markdown, Spket, XSL, DTD and EclipseFP. Have a look at the change [...]

TimTim 1.3

Remember TimTim? I haven’t worked on it for a while but I noticed some issues on the Galaxy Nexus I got earlier this month. While I was at it, I ended up fixing a couple of other issues, here’s the change log: Improved rotation algorithm. Fixed alarm/vibration issues on Android 4.0 and 4.1. Added xhdpi [...]

Announcing Flurfunk

Flurfunk, the Twitter-like service for team communication we have been developing and using at Viaboxx for a bit more than a year is now open source. It doesn’t matter if you only want to use it, but it is written in Clojure and ClojureScript, so if you’re looking for a non-trivial Clojure/ClojureScript web application, check it out.

New job

So this is it, my last week at Viaboxx. I’ll really miss them, more than any other company I’ve worked for. I had a great time, a great team and learned a whole lot. If you’re looking for a fine company to work for in the Cologne/Bonn area: they’re hiring to replace me. You can drop [...]

Eclipse Color Theme 0.12

We’ve just released version 0.12 of the Eclipse Color Theme plugin. It’s been a year since the last release, so there are a couple of changes. Most notably, the following new editors are now supported: Erlang (ErlIDE) haXe (eclihx) Clojure (Counterclockwise) Go (GoClipse) Check out the full change log to see what else changed. Roger and I [...]

On a new road

That’s it, today was my last day at update, I’ll be working for Viaboxx starting next week. I’ll really miss my coworkers and, considering that I’ve been here for four years, switching jobs is making me a bit nervous and a bit sad. On the other hand, I’m really looking forward to my new job. [...]

TimTim hits the Android Market

In the past few weeks, I’ve been working on my first Android app: A kitchen timer named TimTim. It’s not exactly rocket science, but I was looking for something simple to explore the Android platform and see how the Market works. I also wanted to push this all the way through to the polish phase [...]

Java Unit Evolution

As my Bachelor thesis at The Open University, I investigated the possibility of using unit test cases to define fitness functions in genetic programming. More precisely, I wanted to see whether GP could benefit from the practices of test-driven development. So I bought a huge book and a small book and began. My plan was [...]

Open Open University is back

I finally found the time to move my old, self-hosted, spam-infested Wiki on using alternative operating systems with The Open University (used to be at open.homelinux.org) to Wikia. Behold Open Open University Wiki. It looks a bit crappy (Wikia’s templates aren’t that good and I personally drew the logo), but it covers all applications used [...]