Category Archives: Development

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ForzaDroid for mobile devices

It has been a while since I played Forza Motorsport 3 the last time. Today, I visited the Online Forums there and recognized that with the exception of ForzaTune for the iOS platform and ForzaDroid for Android, there are no other suspension calculators for all the other mobile devices. Some have asked to find out […]

ForzaDroid, Forza Motorsport 3 suspension calculator for Android

When Turn 10 offered Forza Motorsport 2, I bought an XBOX360 just to play this game. And I didn’t regret it. During more than two years I played approximately 3.000 games online, most of them in the public lobby system that Forza Motorsport had. I’m not a good racer, but I improved over time. I […]

instantOLAP: The ROWNUM() function and grouping

InstantOLAP is a lightweight reporting and OLAP system. It’s made for OLAP reports. But if we have a non-aggregating query, we can still list all the rows by using the ROWNUM() function, which helps iterating over the result set. But we’re not able to use a dimension for grouping the rows of the result set. […]

Enough Talend for the job?

I’m part of a team that builds a data warehouse for our client, an international recognized car and motorcycle manufacturer. Right now, the data comes from various sources, most of it is provided in CSV files. As a first step, these files are loaded into a staging area. It has been decided to accomplish this […]

Wicket first contact

While working on an AJAX web application a couple of weeks ago, a co-worker asked me what I know about Wicket. Not much at that time. I knew it was some kind of component based web framework, but only in the sense like everybody knows that Porsche is a German car brand. During the recent […]