Manuel Woelker

Persistent Trees in git, Clojure and CouchDB

December 13, 2009

This is a tale of three images. I found these images while investigating the internals of several different applications.

Maven in Eclipse

September 17, 2009

In the past I have said some unkind words about about maven’s pom.

Type Inference at Design Time via Eclipse

August 17, 2009

Dynamically typed programming languages have become more popular over the recent years.

Beyond XML: The Future of Extensible Metaformats

August 11, 2009

Yesterday I discussed some of the issues with XML. Today I’ll be taking a look at three of the potential alternatives that may improve on the current situation.

XML: Still No Silver Bullet

August 10, 2009

The XML format has done a lot in the last decade to reduce some of the pains of legacy formats and to encourage application interoperability.

Why is that button gray?

August 6, 2009

There is a user interface design issue that has been bugging me for quite some time, but I haven’t been able to put my finger on it until recently.

Groovy, Eclipse Commands and Expressions

July 14, 2009

During my last project I had the dubious joy to work with a boatload of command framework expressions (activeWhen, enabledWhen).

Check out the Eclipse project dashboard

March 30, 2009

EclipseCon was quite a blast, lots of amazing talks, some very engaging keynotes and loads of interesting people to meet.

Make p2, not war!

March 17, 2009

I’ve been busy this weekend preparing one of the EclipseCon talks I will be doing together with Jordi.

Git BoF @ EclipseCon

March 2, 2009

EclipseCon is coming up, and to my big suprise the Git BoF got accepted.

Unit testing revelations

February 17, 2009

The other day I experienced an unexpected light bulb moment concerning unit testing.

Exceptions From a User's Perspective

January 29, 2009

I have been pondering exceptions quite a lot lately. Especially how to break the bad news to the user.

The new Eclipse download wizard and RAP performance

September 17, 2008

The Eclipse Packaging Project is working on a wizard that allows you to build your own customizable download, combining plug-ins from predefined packages and Ganymede.