Archive for March, 2009
Spring Finance > Part 3: DDD, JPA & Transaction Support

This is the third article in a multi-part series which is designed to provide an overview of best practices for the Spring framework and some of its related projects and products.
The main focus of this part is on DDD, JPA and transaction management in the Spring Finance Manager application.

Surfest 09 at Merewether Beach

Today, we went to the Surfest 09 which as held at Merewether Beach in Newcastle, Australia. We saw the womans and mens quarter- and semi-finals of that Mark Richards Pro series and witnessed some nice surfing.

Spring Finance > Part 2: Spring @MVC & Spring 3.0 REST integration

This is the second article in a multi-part series which is designed to provide an overview of best practices for the Spring framework and some of its related projects and products.
The main focus of this part is on the new REST features introduced since the first milestone release of Spring 3.0.

Spring Finance > Part 1: Introduction & Architecture

This is the first article in a multi-part series which is designed to provide an overview of best practices for the Spring framework and some of its related projects and products. During this article series I intend to provide a step-by-step guide for developing an Enterprise Java Application. The Spring Finance sample application will be developed and enhanced along the way to demonstrate the use of several Spring projects and technologies such as Spring 3.0, Security, JavaScript & Dojo, Web Flow, AOP & AspectJ, OSGi and more.

Koala – Port Stephens

Yesterday, we went bush walking in search of Koalas in Port Stephens. Apparently evenings are the best time to find them in ‘active’ mode as they tend to spend the whole day dozing off their Eucalyptus rush. In the evenings they tend to crawl around tree tops to feed on more Eucalyptus leaves.

Nelson Bay – Update

After a few days without internet, we are back online . There are a few more shots of the bird life and some sunset shots which were taken off of our apartment balcony. Additionally, I am posting a few new photos taken during our trip to Maitland which is is between Newcastle and the Hunter [...]

Nelson Bay – Day 2

Well, I have another set of pictures which are mostly shot from the balcony of our apartment. As you can see we have frequent visits by local Kookaburra birds. It seems they like the smell of our food .

Nelson Bay – Day 1

Last night we arrived in Nelson Bay which is about 3 hours drive north of Sydney. My father-in-law came over from Germany after he ‘endured’ a long, cold and wet winter over there. We have rented a very nice apartment with views over ‘Little Beach’ in Nelson Bay. [mapearth=show;height=300;zoom=13] We took our bicycles so I [...]

Comparing premium 70-200mm zoom lenses for Canon mount

Last week I was faced with the hard decision to choose a new zoom lens for use with my Canon 50D body. I did some research and found that the in-depth reviews by dpreview.com was pretty helpful for getting a in-depth review of some of the candidates under consideration

Sydney Circular Quay HDRi

Yesterday, I took another short trip to the Sydney city after work to meet with friends in the Circular Quay. I took some AEB bracketed shots of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the famous Opera house as well as the skyline.