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2012 in review, 2013 ahead

crystal-ballAmazingly a year passed without updates to this blog, mosty due to the fact that the blog got hacked during some point in 2012 and I never found the time to fix that… until now.

So today will deliver just a quick summary of 2012:

  • It’s been a fantastic year. QuinScape has grown to over 70 people and we had a splendid year!
  • On the ADOM front I managed to run a fantastic crowd funding campaign and due to the overwhelming support of more than 1.000 donors ADOM Classic has been resurrected.
  • On the ADOM II front several releases have happened and although development slowed down a little due to the crowd funding campaign ADOM II 0.3.1 is currently available and ADOM II 0.3.2 will follow soon.
  • I have been pretty active on Facebook and Twitter – as planned.
  • Private 2012 has been great – with holidays in South Africa, the Mediterranean (a fantastic cruise from Barcelona to Venice with many wonderful city stops in-between) and various trips through Germany.
  • We have been healthy and happy.

So all in all a great year!

And the forecast for 2013?

  • We will continue to grow QuinScape in a steady, strategic and healthy manner. I personally hope for at least 10% growth and believe 20% to be a possibility. We will see.
  • I will have to do a lot of work to finish the promises from the ADOM crowd funding campaign… primarily a lot of programming, writing and printing the ADOM Lite RPG and other stuff. This will the primary focus of my spare time.
  • Privately we plan to remain healthy and happy 😉

So thanks to everyone for an almost perfect 2012 and we’ll meet again in 2013! I wish you all a Happy New Year!

2011 in review, 2012 ahead

The last hours of a year for me always are a wonderful time for reflection and planning. The plans for 2011 didn’t quite work out as laid down – but I’ll get to that in a couple of minutes. I’ll also try my hand at some predictions for 2012 to see if I’m getting better at this business.

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Planning for 2011

crystal-ball2010 has been a very hectic year with lots of diversions. I hope that 2011 will be a lot more focussed. Here are my plans concerning various pet projects…

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OpenSAGA – my recent business pet project

opensaga1Yesterday we released the OpenSAGA website to the public. What’s the buzz about? It’s about a Java- and Spring-based web framework for which I am the project lead and principal architect and which is going to be released to the public in the first half of 2010. Let me tell you some more details…

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W-JAX 2009: CouchDB, die REST-basierte Datenbankalternative fürs WEB 2.0

couchdbDisclaimer: This entry has been written while listening to the talk. Please forgive me any typographical or grammatical errors resulting from this approach.

Frank Pientka from Materna, another company from Dortmund, will report about CouchDB as a document oriented databased optimized for REST access. Since QuinScape is employing Sven Helmberger, maintainer of the JCouchDB open source project and we recently had an internal TechTalk about CouchDB and JCouchDB I was looking forward to see what other companies are doing with this exciting new technology.

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