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Author Archives: 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.

How I select Open Source projects


Earlier this day somebody sent a image on twitter. Its title was something like, “how to choose Open Source projects” or so. It showed a flow chart. The first decision point was: is it an Apache project. If yes, so the creator suggests, don’t use the project. I was looking at this image and thought: wow, what complete and utter ...

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5 things I learned from a Hacker attack


On Friday evening I got an e-mail from my provider. They told me my webspace was subject of a hackers attack and they would shut it down until they have analysed its root cause. There was no more information and the only thing I could do was to wait. Fortunately they wrote me back on Saturday morning with some explanation ...

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Three mobile projects from the Apache Software Foundation


When somebody says “Apache Software Foundation” in a discussion on Open Source, some people try to provoke with a big and loud yawn. They think on C++ coding dinosaurs who are hacking on Apache HTTPD, the worlds most used web server. Indeed the trend tells us to use NGINX or work with Node.js on the server side instead. Besides the ...

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5 ways how a recruiter can **** me off


I get called from recruiters on a regular basis. It just happened right now which motivated me to collect my thoughts on IT recruiting – something on my to-do list for a while. To be honest, like many of my colleagues I’m not very fond of the “scene”. At some points of time it felt more like trading with camels ...

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