About Christian Grobmeier

Christian is a passionated software developer, architect and trainer. He is a member and VP of the Apache Software Foundation, working on projects like Struts, log4j and others. He founded Time & Bill and constantly tries out new ideas.

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Code is NOT poetry, it is just code

One can read in the footer of WordPress.org: Code is Poetry. This is quite a bold statement and whoever believes in that slogan, he would be made to think that some kind of extraordinary ...
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It’s time: Bring Dart to Android

As one of the first users of Google’s Dart language, I always felt like it could do more than “just some webtricks”. It’s performance is great and the language ...
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Customizing Log4j 2.0

We are getting closer and closer to a Log4j 2 GA release and for that reason we should start looking into what it will give us. Personally I have a lot of reasons to be excited about ...
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Apache log4j is the leading logging framework

According to a survey from Zero Turnaround Apache log4j is the leading Java logging framework. This was actually a very interesting survey. It shows SLF4J is most often used as a logging ...
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Log4j 2: Performance close to insane

Recently a respected member of the Apache community tried Log4j 2 and wrote on Twitter: @TheASF #log4j2 rocks big times! Performance is close to insane ^^ http://t.co/04K6F4Xkaa — ...
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Fragmented projects and overcommitted people

In 2010 I wrote two articles on Burn-Out and exhaustion in software teams. Since then there were more and more articles of this kind printed in the major german press. Psychologists ...
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The new log4j 2.0

Before a while a new major version of the well known log4j logging framework was released. Since the first alpha version appeared 4 more releases happened!   You see, there is ...
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The 10 rules of a Zen programmer

On a rainy morning I found myself sitting on the desk thinking about efficient working. Before I started as a freelancer I had some days were I worked lots but could look only back ...
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Apache OpenOffice vs LibreOffice: Make love, not war.

Before a good while something terrible happened at Oracle. The result was that a lot of developers made a fork of OpenOffice.org and called it LibreOffice from that day on. We can be ...
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Apache OpenOffice just graduated from the Incubator

Apache OpenOffice has just made it out of the Incubator and is now an official Apache Software Foundation project. “What?”, might some people ask now, “wasn’t it official before ...
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