Feb 12

Softwerkskammer Karlsruhe, 6th Meeting

Finally, I managed to attend a meeting of the Softwerkskammer Karlsruhe, a group of software professionals dedicated to improving their craft. Todays topic was Flow Design and Event Based Components, a presentation graciously provided by Tilmann Kuhn. He gave a short overview of Flow Design and then dove into a sample implementation using Event Based Components in Java (a language I used to be more familiar with in the 90s). Java’s (and the associated frameworks’) verboseness aside, flow design and its implementation very much reminded me of Prograph CPX, a graphical data flow language of the early 90s. In order to close the daunting gap between the flow design’s graphical representation and its textual implementation an integrated IDE is (IMHO) essential.

Then, Hayati Ayguen presented his take of a flow implementation in C++ for signal processing. Terse. Brief. Very focussed on a specific use case – Signal processing. Just enough infrastructure to make it work efficiently. A wonderful contrast to the Java implementation – which does have its merits, don’t get me wrong.

A great and thought provoking evening. Thanks to the organizers. I look forward to participate in upcoming meetings.

[Update 3/2/12 – Fixed up an incomplete sentence – Looks like it was way to late Wednesday night (or I got distracted by the late night soccer game analysis on TV ;-)]

Feb 12

Twitter Updates for 2012-02-26

Feb 12

Twitter Updates for 2012-02-24

  • Kaum schalte ich rein, fängt #schalke ein Tor. War gestern beim #fcb genauso. Negative Schwingungen. #
  • Huub Stevens is not amused #schalke #
  • RT @FridayBruceFix I guess that we were just too much of the same kind – http://t.co/Z8pR1cc3 – Great listening as a son and a father… #

Feb 12

Twitter Updates for 2012-02-23

  • Ich wage die Prognose dass sich Jupp bald wieder seiner Rosenzucht widmen kann. #fcb vs. #fcb #
  • Ich möchte jetzt nicht mit Uli Hoeneß in einer Kabine weilen. #fcb #

Feb 12

Twitter Updates for 2012-02-21

  • Must resist listening to the streaming preview of "Wrecking Ball". I can wait for 3/2. Iron will. #springsteen #fb #

Feb 12

Twitter Updates for 2012-02-20

  • What if Jackson Pollock had comments? – http://t.co/DM7esaFg – He had comments, they just weren't cached by Google back then 😉 #

Feb 12

Twitter Updates for 2012-02-19

  • Pondering if I should replace my MacBook Pro's DVD drive with a SSD. Lion is thrashing the hard disk. #
  • Stoiber. Warum ist mir das nicht früher eingefallen. Die Leichen im Keller sind bekannt, der Unterhaltungswert ist hoch. #
  • Beckenbauer. Jetzt hab' ich's. Der kann ja bekanntlich alles. Parteiübergreifende Unterstützung. Und Eigentore schießen kann er auch. #
  • Ich möchte mich in aller Form für meine fehlende Ernsthaftigkeit entschuldigen. Das ist des Amtes nicht würdig. Aber der Koalition schon. #

Feb 12

Twitter Updates for 2012-02-18

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Twitter Updates for 2012-02-17

Feb 12

Twitter Updates for 2012-02-16

  • @Devteros klingt gut! in reply to Devteros #
  • iMessage etc. is cool, but I sure hope they'll fix Lion's bugs and sluggishness in Mountain Lion, too. #