Personal blog and other stuff
After more than four years it now was time for a new layout on this page. It is build with Twitter Bootstrap and thus responsive, which is an improvement especially for viewers with mobile devices. There are still some glitches, which will be fixed in the upcoming days.
This update brings multi-document editing, CSV export, bugfixes and a lot of other small changes and enhancements.
After more than one year, I finally managed it to release a new version of Task Till Dawn. Even though the GUI still looks the same, a lot has changed under the hood.
During the last two days my domain was parked on sedo. I was unable to receive emails and even the domain owner had changed. But now it is back and everything seems to be working again. Don't know how this happend though.
A few weeks ago I had to install an Oracle 11gR2 database on my local development machine. Unfortunately, the installer always crashed before starting the installation, causing an EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION in the 64-Bit Server VM (1.5.0_17-b04 mixed mode) on Windows 7.
After a few hours of digging around it turned out that I had to remove my "Downloads.lnk"-link from the Windows desktop to get the installer to work. This is just crazy!
I included the stacktrace in the full article, just in case this might be useful for somebody.
During software development it's often tedious to map properties from one object to another. For example, if you have objects for your view on one side, and database objects on the other, and you have to get the values out of the database objects into the view objects.
This article shows you how you can simplify this task by using my self-written free and open source PHP AutoMapper library.
I wish all readers of my blog all the best for the new year 2012!