I have recently joined twitter, mostly because of the hype and not because I see any very good use :)

All people complain about the stability and I can really understand why. Since I am not using any twitter client currently and their IM Jabber service is still down, I have to use the website. It sometimes loads slow or not at all which is really annoying. I can understand why power users hate that.

What I noticed when searching users from Stuttgart is that users which you already follow are displayed in a different color and have some options aside. So, for every search you do, the database table with the people you follow is checked too. This is of course very nice for usability but if everything in twitter is luxurious like that then no wonder they have issues about their load.

By the way, Sebastian is also on twitter.

Recently I visited Jazoon, an international conference for Java developers at Zurich, Switzerland.

Having heard a lot of interesting talks, I want to sum up my impressions and try to figure out some of the latest trends in the world of Java as well as interesting facts for software architects.

This is part 1 of my series of blog posts and deals with


This keynote was presented by Martin Odersky, a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Maybe you have already heard of him. He is about to develop a programming language that could be the successor of Java: Scala.

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