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This is an article about a new tool in our project: the library jsoup. I want to describe the problem jsoup solves for us and the arguments why jsoup is the right library to solve this problem.

Motivation

As in other applications, our users can input text via HTML editor. Often, they copy-paste content from several sources such as Microsoft Office. Hence, a lot of obscure, malformed and incomplete HTML with proprietary tags is thrown at our application.

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Nowadays, Scrum is everywhere. Eventually, it will come and get you. A while ago, it started to get me. In this and the following articles, I will document the process of (hopefully!) becoming a certified Scrum Master. So if you feel that the scrum monster is gaining on you, read on and learn to become part of the hype! ;)

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Recently and with the help of my coworker Scavenger156, I implemented a nice animation to show interactions between two tables in JavaFX. In our application it is possible to give special permissions to users. Hence, there is a set of users who have these permissions and there is a set of users who don't. A user can just be in one of these sets. To make assigning user to these sets easy and intuitive, we came up with the following component:

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There have been a lot of changes in the last months. My work as an employed software developer kind of got to a new level because of the changes in my project. I'm learning a whole lot in this project and am looking forward to learn even more. My employer offers me great opportunities and my spare time projects and my mentoring also extend my horizon.

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Last week, I gave a JavaFX workshop for my coworkers. It went very well and was a lot of fun! To share knowledge and make my work available to the community, I open sourced the whole workshop at github. There, you find

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For my last JavaFX articles, I wanted to show the animated results directly at this website. At the time being, there's no guarantee that a visitor can execute an embedded JavaFX application. Because of that, some bloggers tend to embedd youtube videos with their application in action. That too would need some setup (youtube account, making a screen capture video, ... ). So I searched for a simple solution to display screen capture footage directly at a website. Despite it's bad reputation, an animated gif works on every browser I know.

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