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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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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Command line tool for citations and bibliographies

October, 25th 2013

I was working very hard on the new version of citeproc-java lately and I’m glad to announce that it has just been released. The highlights in version 0.6 are:

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Generating citations and bibliographies with CSL and citeproc-java

September, 16th 2013

I was recently writing a scientific document with AsciiDoc. As usual my toolchain was AsciiDoc → DocBook → FO → PDF. It really worked quite well until I came to the point where manually adding citations and editing the bibliography by hand became really complex and I suddenly found myself yearning for more automation.

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bson4jackson 2.2 has just been released!

May, 9th 2013

Version 2.2 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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Spamihilator website now Open Source

May, 2nd 2013

I’ve just released the source code of the Spamihilator website as Open Source. You can download it from the following GitHub repository:

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