Some thoughts about Usability

Just from the users perspective, some thoughts and experiences concerning usability… I have to pay my phone bill every month. It is one for phone, internet, and everything, but it needs to be payed. It is mostly used for the company, so it is paid by my company and I need a proper invoice and […]

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How to get rid of these HTML-entities in Files

It has been written here that HTML-entities (these ä etc) should be avoided with the exception of those that we need due to the HTML-syntax like <, >, & and maybe " and  . They were already mostly obsolete more than 20 years ago, but in those days we still did not automatically use UTF-8 […]

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Internetexplorer and Microsoft Edge discontinued

It seems that Microsoft will discontinue development of its Edge Browser, which was meant to be an replacement for Internet Explorer. Instead they will base it on Google Chromium, so they will use the same HTML- and JavaScript-Engine as Google Chrome and the open source variant Chromium. The HTML- and JS-Engines of Edge will not […]

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Bring your own Device

This issue is quite controversial and it applies to laptops, tablets and smart phones. Usually the „bringing“ is not really an issue, you can have anything in your bags and connect it via the mobile phone network as long as it does not absorb the working time. But usually this implies a bit more. There […]

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Do we still need Experts when everything is in the Internet

We find a lot of information about pretty much everything on the internet. We do not have to remember things because we are always online and always able to find the information we are looking for. It is true. I do it, you do it, everybody does it. Wikipedia, Google, Forums and of course specific […]

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ä ö … in HTML

In the old days of the web, more than 20 years ago, we found a possibility to write German Umlaut letters and a lot of other letters and symbols using pure ASCII. These are called „entities„, btw. Many people, including myself, started writing web pages using these transcriptions, in the assumption that they were required. […]

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HTTPS

This Blog is now using https. So the new URL is https://brodowsky.it-sky.net/. The old URL http://brodowsky.it-sky.net/ is no longer supported, but it is automatically forwarded to the https-URL. If you like to read more about changing the links within the Blog you can find information on Vladimir’s Blog including a recipe, both in German.

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Web Pages for Mobile Devices

Deutsch Many web pages are still created for desktop devices and optimized for a certain screen format. Often an additional effort is spent on adding some mobile capability on top of that. This tends to neglect the fact that viewing web pages with a mobile device is no longer an edge case, but quite a […]

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Devoxx 2014 in Belgium

Deutsch 2013 2012 In 2014 I have visited the Devoxx conference in Antwerp in Belgium. Here are some notes about it: What is Devoxx? Devoxx ist a conference organized by the Belgian Java User Group. Belgium is trilingual (French, Flemish and German), but the conference is 100% in English. The location is a huge cinema […]

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Apps or HTML5

Deutsch The idea of having apps for cell phones is not so new. Quite simple phones offered this and the apps were often developed using Java ME, a „reduced“ Java. This may not have been the best possible solution, but at least development could be made for a variety of cell phones with the same […]

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