Sunday, March 21, 2004

Birth of "Jonas"

Today my son Jonas was born.
My energy now has to be directed to Jonas and my wife and therefore the frequency of blog entries will be lower.
If you want to see pictures of Jonas and want to know what's happening in his young life, you can read the dedicated blog Spring 04 (in german).

Friday, March 19, 2004

Cluster Installation and Infrastructures

I read a very interesting article about FAI in the german computer magazine iX. This software allows you to plan and manage installations for large clusters just the way I always wanted to do it. It is primary written (but not limited) for Debain Linux systems.
Until now I've written something by myself, but I think I'll blast it for FAI!

Here are all interesting links mentioned in the article:
* Cfengine
* Cross Install HOWTO for Debian
* FAI BootCD for Debian GNU/Linux
* Compiling kernels The Debian Way

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Atom Feeds

I just found out, that Blogger supports Atom feeds and promplty changed my blog to make use of them (my Atom-feed).

If you don't know what Atom is, here's a list of references:
* The Atom Wiki
* AtomEnabled

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

JSR 241: The Groovy Programming Language

The Groovy Programming Language has been submitted as JSR 241 to the Java Community Process.

Here are some more infos:

The Open For Business 3.0.0 Released

This release of Open For Business includes hundreds of new features and now has nearly all functionality required for a retail fulfillment based business and many other types of businesses to operate. It is an excellent foundation for custom in-house projects and commercial derivative works, or as a basis for applications provided as a service. It includes:
* advanced e-commerce
* catalog management
* promotion & pricing management
* order management (sales & purchase)
* customer management (part of general party management)
* warehouse management
* fulfillment (auto stock moves, batched pick, pack & ship)
* accounting (invoice, payment & billing accounts)
* manufacturing management
* general work effort management (events, tasks, projects, requests, etc)
* content management (for product content, web sites, general content, blogging, forums, etc)
* and much more all in an open source package!

Friday, March 12, 2004 "The eOTD is an Open standard descriptive language that contains over 60,000 Standard Item Names and over 30,000 Standard Attribute Names, with definitions, multilingual translations and classification tables to the UNSPSC, CPV, eClass, FSC and HTS classifications. The eOTD is used to create standardized language independent descriptions of individuals, organizations, locations, goods and services using simple attribute-value pairs."

RuleML - Rule Markup Language

"The Rule Markup Initiative has taken initial steps towards defining a shared Rule Markup Language (RuleML), permitting both forward (bottom-up) and backward (top-down) rules in XML for deduction, rewriting, and further inferential-transformational tasks."

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

The Non-Expert: Lift

Vadim Gritsenko posted an URL to a really funny page: The Morning News - The Non-Expert: Lift. I'm sure you already met that guy from the story ;-)

OpenWFE - Open WorkFlow Engine

OpenWFE is an OpenSource workflow engine with web-based graphical workflow designer written in Java. License is BSD-style.