Kategorie: Allgemein

  • The End of the Line

    The End of the Line

    This is it. It’s happening. I … we … knew this day would come, but I didn’t expect it just yet, perhaps in two or three years. We are a few years short of the Singularity – so at least says Ray Kurzweil and given his track record of predictions and cross-examining them with my…

  • E-Mail Newsletter Services

    E-Mail Newsletter Services

    A staple of online agency work is preparing and sending out E-Mail newsletters to the customer-base of your customers. It’s by and large a bad idea to do that using regular services or a self-maintained mailserver. It might make sense in private or semi-private one-shot contexts with an overseeable reciepient-base of a few hundred, but…

  • SEO 2024

    SEO 2024

    A few years back I wrote German piece on SEO, the somewhat obnoxious misuse the term gets from the broader masses and explained what the term “SEO” actually means and how it relates to the shady claims of magic tricks to boost Google placement and search term domination. Having that issue covered it makes sense…

  • Next up: Low Power Computing

    Next up: Low Power Computing

    Obviously. We knew this would be coming. Isn’t there any seasoned developer like me who doesn’t think that in the last two decades things have gotten out of hand? Most of the Web is dynamic for no good reason and recent tech-fads such as NodeJS or the Container/Docker Craze with its convoluted and bloated build,…

  • Modern Web Security

    Modern Web Security

    Modern Web Security is enabled and handled with up-to-date industry standards and solid service-oriented solutions for Identification, Authentication, Authorization, Access Control and Access Delegation, Encryption and Data Security. Here’s an overview of contemporary industry standards for all that:

  • Probleme in Software­projekten

    Probleme in Software­projekten

    Hier sind ein paar Schlüsselindikatoren, die nach meiner Erfahrung zur Problemen in Softwareprojekten führen. Die meisten davon haben nichts mit dem technischen Entwicklungsprozess zu tun.

  • State of the Word 2021

    State of the Word 2021

    Matt Mullenweg, CEO von Automattic (WordPress.com, etc.), hat dieses Jahr wieder live die State of the Word Ansprache gehalten, wenn auch im kleinen Kreis. Viel interessantes ist dabei, unter anderem eine solide Übersicht über die aktuellen Features. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpiH_P9aGhQ

  • WordPress 2021

    WordPress 2021

    WordPress hat gewonnen – so viel ist klar. 39,5% der obersten 10 Millionen Websites im Internet werden jetzt von WordPress bereitgestellt. Das ist ein 4% Zuwachs in nur einem Jahr – der größte Zuwachs seit Begin des Projekts. Einen nicht geringen Anteil daran hatte auch das in der Pandemie gewachsene Interesse von einzelnen, auch eine…

  • Professional Web Analytics

    Professional Web Analytics

    One does not have to suck up to Google & Co. or try to apply some magic SEO-Snakeoil in order to be diligent about professional web performance and search-engine friendlyness. Google doesn’t like people trying to trick them into higher pageranking and they are fast at retaliation and downmodding ranks a few thousand points when…

  • Kdenlive


    It’s been a very long time since I’ve last thoroughly looked into the state of open source video editing software. And I have good news: FOSS video editing has matured at a professional level. Recently I’ve started a video project once again – the last one was 16 years ago or so. I started with…

  • The Vala Programming Language

    The Vala Programming Language

    There’s no lack of programming languages, that’s for sure. The last two decades have seen a surge of sophisticated new-generation PLs that have rocked quite a few boats and have set the tone for an update of 90ies microcomputer programming. Purely functional programming has moved out of the niche and the academic world and become…

  • Stop using Java for Java development. Switch to Kotlin.

    Stop using Java for Java development. Switch to Kotlin.

    Are you doing enterprise development in Java? Then stop. Don’t get me wrong, Java is neat, Java blazed the way for non-trivial cross-platform bytecode-based software development. Many systems that are not specifically web-centric continue to rely on Java these days and it’s been way more than a decade that countless programming languages have come to…

  • Interesting Reads

    Interesting Reads

    Here is a selection of blogs and magazines on the web, IT and digital media industry in general. Some are not directly tech related but are very educational and enjoyable none-the-less. This is my personal selection that I consider worthwhile reading. Enjoy! … Disclaimer: May be filled up with things I forgot further down the…

  • A List of Free Open Source web-based Scrum & Kanban Boards

    A List of Free Open Source web-based Scrum & Kanban Boards

    Don’t want to pay for your collaboration and project management? Want to have controll over your tooling and processes? Once again, quality open source tools come to the rescue.

  • Bootstrap is still going strong. And have you checked ReactStrap?

    Bootstrap is still going strong. And have you checked ReactStrap?

    The VDOM craze may have you think that Bootstrap is dead. It isn’t. It’s as powerful as ever that the first-class citizenship of Popper.js and an ever evolving jQuery still make it the grandmaster of go-to toolkits for getting good Web-UIs done quickly. It also works very neatly together with virtual DOM libraries such as…

  • Anti­patterns und Miss­verständnisse in der Software­entwicklung

    Anti­patterns und Miss­verständnisse in der Software­entwicklung

    Ein sehr guter Vortrag in dem Felix von Leitner – besser bekannt als “Fefe” – einen guten Überblick über klassische Anitpatterns in und um Softwareentwicklung erläutert. Sehr zu empfehlen.

  • Min-maxing Software Costs

    Min-maxing Software Costs

    This talk is a good one and the points made are universal. Highly recommended! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQUxJObxTUs

  • 36C3 – Das nützlich-unbedenklich Spektrum

    36C3 – Das nützlich-unbedenklich Spektrum

    Ein guter Vortrag zum Thema “saubere Softwareentwicklung”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31xA9p3pYE4

  • Convenience based Projects

    Convenience based Projects

    “Convenience based Projects either die a hero or live long enough to see themselves become the villain.”

  • Impressions from WordCamp Düsseldorf 2019

    Impressions from WordCamp Düsseldorf 2019

    It was a very nice and educative meeting. Learned a lot, met many amazing people, made some good contacts. WordPress Community at its best. Some impressions below, see a larger gallery here.

  • SEO – Eine Begriffsklärung

    SEO – Eine Begriffsklärung

    Seit etwa zwei Jahrzehnten macht ein seltsamer Begriff im Dunstkreis des Themas Web­entwicklung die Runde. Ein Begriff der bei professionellen Webentwicklern mitunter einen schalen Nachgeschmack und das Gefühl von schmierigen Gebraucht­wagen­händlern und Graumarkt Deals mit gefälschten Modelabels und Parfüm­marken hinterlässt.