Hi! My name is Michel Krämer. I’m a Researcher, Software Developer, Musician, and Photographer living in Darmstadt, Germany. I’m working for the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD. More…

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Making the new Vert.x 3.0 website

May, 2nd 2015

Vert.x is a toolkit for building reactive applications on the Java Virtual Machine. The project maintainers are currently working hard to get the new version 3.0 out. Tim Fox, the original creator of Vert.x and one of its core developers, was recently looking for someone to redesign the Vert.x website. I offered to take over the job! I consider this an opportunity to give something back to the great Vert.x community!

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New Website Design

January, 22nd 2015

Today I’m very pleased to announce the new design of my website! I put a lot of effort into making it clean and feature-rich at the same time. My goal was to reduce the number of distracting elements while keeping the functionality of the old site.

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Spamihilator 1.6 has been released!

December, 5th 2014

I just released the new version 1.6 of my free spam filter Spamihilator! This version is a maintenance release. It fixes some minor bugs and improves security. Installation is recommended to all users.

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gradle-download-task 1.2

November, 29th 2014

The new version of the Gradle plugin gradle-download-task 1.2 has just been released. The plugin provides a Download task that displays progress information while downloading files, just like Gradle does when it fetches an artifact from a repository.

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bson4jackson 2.4 has just been released!

July, 6th 2014

Version 2.4 of bson4jackson has just been released. bson4jackson adds support for BSON, a binary representation of JSON, to the Jackson JSON processor.

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gradle-download-task: download files with progress

March, 22nd 2014

I really like how Gradle displays progress while it’s fetching artifacts from Maven repositories, but I was always wondering why you cannot use the same functionality when you’re downloading arbitrary files in your build script. You can of course use Ant’s download task to fetch files, but it does not display progress information. Since I couldn’t find a solution on the Internet I decided to write a plugin.

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