Website Design

For long time now, I have been playing around with the newest bleeding edge web technologies, such as client side javascript MVC frameworks (angularjs), new pre-compiler languages (coffeescript) and combination of both (spinejs). It was fun while playing. But in the end, nothing presentable came out. My repositories were all just experimental stuff.

Finally I found a real reason for a project. A motivation to change something. I am a candidate for the local city council for a ecologic party, that was co-founded by my father-in-law, more than twenty years ago.

And our party (defenitely!) needs a new homepage. Website Design weiterlesen


Nach Haus telefonieren

Mal wieder in der Firma alle Webseiten gesperrt. So weit dass ein sinnvolles Arbeiten nicht mehr möglich ist.  Bitte nicht falsch verstehen. Der Chef hat natürlich auch sein Recht. Aber manchmal möchte mans doch lieber schön privat haben.  Zum Glück gibts da diese schöne Abkürzung „VPN“ – Virtual Private Network. Wenn man ein VPN von einem Rechner zu einem VPN-Server irgendwo anders aufbaut, dann ist das so, als stünde der Rechner im lokalen Netzwerk des VPN-Servers – praktisch direkt daneben – obwohl der VPN-Tunnel (natürlich verschlüsselt) über das (böse) Internet läuft. So und was bringt mir dieses Technikgeschwafel jetzt?    Mehr nach dem break …

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SmartGWT with Eclipse

This little HowTo describes how to create and configure a SmartGWT 2.2 project in the Eclipse IDE. SmartGWT extends the Google Web Toolkit Library with many nice UI Widgets. 1)


Of course you need to have installed the latest JDK and Eclipse for Java Developers. The installation of the Google WebToolkit Eclipse Plugin is descirbed very nicely in their docs. Download SmartGWT an extract smartgwt.jar to your preferred library location. SmartGWT with Eclipse weiterlesen


HowTo: Eclipse SVN über SSH Tunnel

I have a subversion repository on my linux server that I need to access from outside. I want to establish a secure SSHconnection to my SVN repository. And all that from within Eclipse on Windows.

  • Check your proxy settings in Eclipse.
  • Install the Eclipse Subversion Plugin from (use the Eclipse internal update mechanism as described. Install everything, including the SVNKit
  • Eclispe → Window → Preferences → Team → SVN → SVN interface → choose: SVNKit (Pure Java)


  • Eclipse → SVN Repository Explorer → right click: New → Repository Location → URL:
    You must sepcify the full path to your repository directory location within your linux filesystem!


  • Then Eclipse will ask you for your SSH username and password.

Now the Repository should appear in the repository explorer perspective in Eclipse. Expand it and checkout the projects you want.

Some more background information

The Tigris Subversion Eclipse Plugin (Subclipse) gives you all the functionality you could dream of considering Subversion: Checkout, commit, compare and powerfull merging tools. If you want to connect to your subversion repository via SSH you additionally need an SSH client. If you are under a linux, you most probably already have a /usr/bin/ssh from the OpenSSH package installed. Under Windows you can use Plink from Putty, even Cygwin SSH or the pure java SSH implementation from SVNKit as described above