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rFactor 2 on Steam!

Over half a year ago I wrote an article here about bringing the original rFactor to Steam. Today I am happy to announce that rFactor 2 is now also available on Steam! I worked closely together with the team at Image

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JavaOne 2015

Thursday evening, hours after the last session of the conference, it is time to look back and reflect. Twenty years of Java certainly has been an interesting ride and in those years I probably visited about half of all the

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All About Amdatu

For the last five years, several people from Thales, GX Software, Luminis and various other developers have been working on an open source project called Amdatu. The vision behind Amdatu is that software should be built out of re-usable modules.

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Reiza Simracing Bonanza!

If you’re not a hardcore simracer, you probably have never heard of Reiza Studios. They are a development team consisting of hardcore simracing enthusiasts around the world that have developed highly polished titles like Game Stock Car Extreme and Formula

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Dependency Manager 4

The Apache Felix Dependency Manager has a long history! It started out as an open source project over ten years ago, when Herko and me were working on a free tool for simracers called VROC 3. That was a lobby

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rFactor: Full Steam Ahead!

When Image Space Incorporated (ISI) contacted me to ask me to bring rFactor to Steam a few months ago, I did not have to think long about the opportunity and kindly accepted the challenge. Almost 10 years ago, the first

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Build- and Runtime Dependencies

Managing dependencies is a topic that keeps coming up in the Java community. In most projects, the need arises as soon as one starts using external, third party libraries and components and nowadays, with the rise of open source, there

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The Big Apple: Luminis Technologies at the OSGi DevCon

Usually, I write about conferences after attending them, summing up the highlights and lessons learned. This time though, I’m writing about the OSGi DevCon in New York about a month before it is scheduled to start and I’m not even

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Semantic Versioning and Continuous Integration

About a year ago, at the Bndtools Hackathon, we implemented support for semantic versioning. In a previous article I already explained the basics of how this works, but during that year, I’ve learned a thing or two that I want

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Apache ACE 2.0.1 released!

Earlier today, Apache ACE version 2.0.1 was released and can be downloaded from a nearby mirror. This is the second top-level release we made, and it contains many new features and improvements. The most important and interesting ones are presented

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