Security is… shredded cards…

Hi… I am sitting in the cafeteria of building 16 on the MS campus in Redmond. So as you all problably guessed I am visiting some colleagues from Corp. Since my colleague Lars who is travelling with me was first to buy todays Starbucks (hey, we are in Seattle) I was trying to get some…

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Finally … I am made my Master ;-)

Hi… Sorry, this time something more private 😉 Yes,yes… I received the notice that I received my Master of Science for Information Technology 😉 I did the http://www.uol.ohecampus.com/home/index.phtml programme at the University of Liverpool. It took me three years and a lot of work. But on the 13th of December I will certainly wear an…

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Does IT matter ?? Version 7.12, Release 4, Service Pack 1…

Hi… Once again I found an article of the famous Mr. Carr. This time it is called “Does Software Matter” in the Informatik Spektrum of August this year. This time it must be Version 7.12, Release 4 but still Service Pack 1 … In the closing session of the TechSummit I already gave some ideas…

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Fun with UML

Hi… I found a nice article in the IEEE Computer magazine which is called “Transforming Software Development: An MDA Road Map”. The article is written in favour of MDA and therefore UML plays an important role.Last week I have been at the net.object days in Erfurt. It was interesting to see that even in the…

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Quoting Jack Ganssle

Hi… Some quotes I found in Jack Ganssle’s Embedded Muse Newsletter… Quotes: The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offence. (Edsger Dijkstra) Consistently separating words by spaces became a general custom about the tenth century A.D., and lasted until about 1957, when FORTRAN abandoned the practice….

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A hurricane and open standards

Hi… The following is an observation I did over some time in the past. Most of my directs and peers know that I do have a fable for the army. In the years after my active service I served as a reservist and now I am in the rank of a lieutenant in the German…

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Security in depth is like cheese…

Hi…   While two of my team can attend the PDC (jalousie… )  I have to work here back in Germany.   Tomorrow I will be doing a presentation on developer security during an event we are doing together with SAP here in Germany.   Thinking about my talk I was remembering something I heard…

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In the middle…

Hi…   Following the red line of the last two postings the middle has to be defined.   In my opinion the middle needs something like a peace settlement. Others call this a contract. The contract defines an abstract surface which separates the IT with their specific needs from the end user space with its…

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A proposed solution of the different planets problem

Hi… First we should think about the problems that arise from the dilemma stated in my last blog entry (by the way read that one first to get the train of thought). When the end user is owner of the data this comes with the freedom to twist, change, mangle and calculate with the data…

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XML Tage Berlin or why users are from Venus and IT staff from Mars

Hi… I have a speaker engagement at the XML Tage in Berlin. OK, this time it is only a 20 minute plus 10 minute discussion thing but since I said to Uwe once that every topic can be broken down so it fits in any time span I have to deliver that 😉 The idea…

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