Leaving SnipSnap :-(

Hello, I’ll be leaving my employer Fraunhofer FIRST in April. This means I’ll also leave SnipSnap. After years as one of the founders and one of the leads this makes me sad, because I invested a lot of ideas and emotions into the project. As I created the name, the logo and some of the […]

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Thinking about wiki backends

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about wiki backends. Others have thought about new weblog backends. From my point of view, most wikis in the Java world use ORM oder mostly JDBC backends. Currently there is a lot of buzz about JPA. JPA is a great standard to unify ORM apis and would enable users […]

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Method names in Java can be named _ and why static import is a good thing

When formatting messages with Messages.format code becomes quite noisy. So I thought why not use a special char for the method name? I used “_” which seems to be unintrusive. Messages.format( “FILES_WRITTEN”, files); then becomes Messages._( “FILES_WRITTEN”, files ); combining this with the new static import feature from Java 1.5 (great timing 🙂 this becomes […]

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