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Gelernter nonsense

No english translation yet.

OpenSAGA International

OpenSAGA LogoThe release date is getting closer and closer and there’s still so much to do! We’re very busy working on releasing the best version of OpenSAGA we possibly can in the remaining time. We have enough story tickets for versions 1.1 to 2.0 and even more ideas of what could be possible with it.

But let me come to the main topic of this post: OpenSAGA in an international / non-German context. There often seems to be a misunderstanding about the usefulness of OpenSAGA outside of Germany. While the name-giving SAGA standard is primarily targeted at German eGovernment applications on the federal level and in some states, there’s nothing specific German about it on a technological level. Ignoring the specific German legal and administrative issues, the SAGA standard can also be seen as collection of best practices for IT projects in general. OpenSAGA contains a very flexible internationalization system grown out of our long experience in creating portal applications for the whole range of small and medium enterprises to big multi-national companies.

The accessibility features in OpenSAGA are designed to account for both the German BITV standard and WCAG 2.0 — again nothing specific German about it. OpenSAGA might in fact be better suited for your needs than other established technologies as the model driven approach often dramatically simplify what can be really bothersome with other approaches.

The reference manual and Javadoc comments are written in English to enable to largest amount of people to work with it.

So if you’re interested in model-driven J2EE application development go to http://www.opensaga.org/ and take a look at our framework, no matter where you are. And if something is missing, don’t hesitate to contact us about it — we’re open. 1.0 is only the beginning.

See you in May 😉


OpenSAGA Logo

As you may have noticed, I often have very long phases where I don’t really blog about anything tech. This is most often caused by me not really having to write anything about that is not too connected to my day job. While the technical contents of this blog connect to a lot of topics at my day job, I usually avoid writing about stuff directed related to my work, partly because of business discretion, partly because of this being my private blog.

Now it occurs that my current project is about to become a whole less secret, that is, it is going to be GPLed. The first official release will be on May, the 1st 2010 (we might do preview releases).

There already is a pretty rudimentary OpenSAGA website, but the English speaking audience has to wait a little until we have a first technological overview in English.

Spring Praxishandbuch

I’ve been working a lot with the Spring Framework again in the last year. Apart from lots of my work involving it and the JsServ Interceptor I wrote last weekend, another result of this is a book some people from my company wrote. It is about Spring and integrating other technologies into it. It is meant to focus on the practical aspects and tries to explain some exemplary solutions to common problems encountered when working with Spring.

I wrote an awesome chapter about web development with Spring which contains examples for creating a little shop application with a REST-like interface in Spring Web MVC and Spring Webflow. 

So if you like a read a brilliant book Spring development, go and buy it 🙂. This might work best if you can read German, but you can buy one anyway if you don’t. Hell, buy two and give one away for Xmas.

The book and example code should be available in a few days. 


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