p February « 2004 « Efficient technology for the enterprise

Web Service Interop Article

In it’s current issue the DOTNETPRO magazine published my recent article about developing interoperable Web Services with J2EE and .NET. It’s worth a look. What else should I say?

!! New Phone Numbers !!

Due to a provider change my phone numbers have also changed. Please update your contacts with the new numbers:

Phone: +49.(0)2151.3864844 Fax: +49.(0)2151.159404 Mobile: +49.(0)176.23207379

For a limited time you can reach me with the old numbers as well. Thank you.

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Getting Mobile

Yesterday I got my new XDA II PocketPC. It runs Windows Pocket PC 2003 Phone edition. I’m impressed of the power and functionality of this device. I think there is no device on the market which comes close to it. And the best is that It hosts the .NET Compact Framework. Together with a GPRS . . . → Read More: Getting Mobile


The JSE1.5 Beta 1 has been released. The list of features is very promising. The release will include a lot of things I appreciate very much in C#.

For instance:

Metadata Generics Boxing/Unboxing Enums Foreach equivalent Formatted output etc.

This release is a good example how competition drives innovation.

. . . → Read More: Tiger

UML As Sketch

On his weblog Martin Fowler expressed an interesting opinion about Model Driven Architecture (MDA) and the use of UML. He speaks out what I have experienced in a lot of projects. The model driven approach is heavyweight and often impractical. One reason might be the lack of reliable and fast,handy tools especially when it . . . → Read More: UML As Sketch