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I ♥ Sublime Text 2

There are tons of text-editors and IDEs out there and I tried my fair share of them but there is nothing for me that beats Sublime Text while working on non-Java based web projects or Python scripts. It has tons […]

Launching Informatica Powercenter 9 workflows from the command-line with PMCMD

During my last year working as an ETL developer I wrote some scripts to automate the work that I was asked to do. This work mostly related to loading files with the use of Informatica Powercenter 9. I’m putting my […]

Creating 1 euro per dag: lessons learned

After months of work we finally released the website for our charity 1 euro per dag at the beginning of this month. The idea is to have a monthly voting between two charities and the winner gets 1 euro per day of […]

Java component JMapViewer with offline OpenStreetMap support

For a prototype that is running in an isolated environment I was in need of an offline OpenStreetMap component for Java. Of all the awesomeness that OpenStreetMap does provide this was not one of them. Luckily I’m not the person […]

Empty strings treated as null value in Oracle

Why o why, dear Oracle, do you treat empty strings as a null value in SQL-queries? And, dear Oracle, if you do so, why did you implement it sloppy? SELECT * FROM table_x WHERE varchar2_column_y <> ”; This query takes […]