Category Archives: Family

My Family

Somthing to read

It’s that time of the year. I’ll leave my two girls tomorrow evening and travel to Frankfurt to catch an early plane on Saturday morning. BTW, it’s unbelievable how fast they grow up, she is already getting her first teeth.

Anyway, right in time I got a copy of a brand new book that I want to read. It’s perfect timing since we are planning to build a new distributed reporting platform designed on Server-Side Eclipse and a few other cool technologies. Did I mention that I’m delivering a two-part tutorial about developing Server-Side Eclipse based web applications together with Jochen? Well, now I did! ­čÖé

Celebrating Miss Baba

This weekend we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Miss Baba in Niederro├čla. Niederro├čla is a small village near the town where I live and I’m half-rooted in Niederro├čla too. Miss Baba is an Indian elephant that died in 1857 right behind the borders of Niederro├čla in a tragedy which became part of the history of Niederro├čla (since then also known as “Tickle-Village” where the “Tickling-People” live).

The event is celebrated only every 25 years. I had an awesome and unforgettable weekend. The attraction this time clearly were two living elephants. Continue reading Celebrating Miss Baba

A Fantastic Year

Folks, this has been a fantastic year for me. I’m sure everybody has had some things on his personal roadmap. Mine started with quite a big challenge. I decided to leave the company I’ve been with for the last 6 years for some time abroad with a new company.

Was it worth it? Absolutely! Today, I have much more liberties when developing software. Actually, I can base the new architecture of our next generation software platform on Eclipse technology and that’s so awesome. Continue reading A Fantastic Year


After beeing five and a half year with my current employer I decided to leave for a new opportunity. I had an amazing time at Intershop and worked with many, many great people here. I’m very thankful that I got the opportunity to be part of this company.

I came accros a job posting that turned into a fantastic opportunity with a Canadian company. They also have a German subsidiary, which is only 20 minutes away from my home town. But I’ll start working in Toronto (which is really close to the Eclipse Foundation ;)) in March for a period of 6 months.

They want to enhance their product with rich client capabilities. Thus, one of my first tasks will be evaluating rich client technologies like AJAX, .NET Smart Client and Eclipse RCP in the context of their product. This will be really exciting.

Although my wife was not very excited about this she encouraged me making the final decision. Canada is a really interesting country. Although I have been told that I’ll miss most of the cold temperatures I can’t wait working there for a few months. I’ve heard a lot positive things from friends that already visited and also lived in Canada.