The BCG matrix provides us with a cool mechanism to manage the technologies that we find interesting and into which we think we should invest more time.
At JTeam we’ve been doing projects for ages and generally speaking we’ve always done things the agile way. Convincing the customer of the importance of agility and flexibility is something we’ve never found to be a hard sell. How to write this up in a proposal and how to draw up a contract around such […]
As I told you about a month ago, I quit SpringSource, or at least, quit being actively involved as an employee. It was time to move on after having been there since the beginning and having gone through quite a lot of challenges and having worked with so many great people there. There are two […]
What differs JTeam with other software project companies? It is something called hostmanship; our relation with the client and the service level of our employees.
When running any Java swing application (like intellij idea) on Ubuntu the double click speed is by default set to 200ms. If like me you find this anoying you can decrease the double click speed by taking the following steps In your home directory create a file called .Xresources and add the following line *multiClickTime: […]
Http is a stateless protocol. To work around the problems caused by this, web applications have the concept of a session. When a user requests a webpage for the first time the user is assigned a unique 32 character string. This string can be send along in subsequent requests to indicate that these requests are […]
A few days back I wanted to take an existing application, deploy it to a staging environment and password protect it without having to change the application code. How hard can it be right? As it turns out it’s not that hard but way, way harder than it should be. There doesn’t seem to be […]
If you, like me, make frequent changes to your host file, for instance because your staging and production environment both listen to the same vhost. You will have probably noticed that it takes Firefox a while to pick up on the alterations you made. This is because in order to improve performance by default Firefox […]
For all the JIRA users out there. I just created a very simple JIRA plugin that allows you to add your JIRA instance as a search site in the Search Bar in the upper-right corner of Firefox. Who knows you may find it useful. You can find out more about it here
Even though it’s kind of cheap to point and laugh at Microsoft’s “industrial strength” products I didn’t want to deny anyone this screenshot. I created a shortcut that automatically opens my hostfile using notepad by specifying the following target : %windir%\system32\notepad.exe %windir%/system32/drivers/etc/hosts and then tried to save my hostfile under a different name using save […]