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Since recently, my employer msg DAVID is using the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 to improve the personal development of each employee and also promote better cooperation in teams. In this article, I publish my personal test results and comment on them. This post serves as a retrospective for myself and as a reference for my colleagues so that they can learn how and why I do things the way I do.

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I just had the problem that I couldn't start my favorite IDE IntelliJ IDEA. It didn’t discover the company license server because it has to be accessed via a proxy. Somehow, the proxy config went missing. Hence, I only got the “Cannot obtain ticket from …” dialog. I couldn't access the proxy settings because I couldn't get past this dialog and start IDEA.

Here’s how you setup the proxy before starting IntelliJ IDEA.

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It’s the eve of my first visit of a conference that focuses on web development topics (EnterJS in Darmstadt, Germany). A couple of months ago, I would not have thought that I would systematically learn about web apps and even visit a conference. However, I’m getting pretty deep into these issues and having a great learning experience. Time to reflect about how I manage to gather new technology insights!

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I recently stumbled upon the following question: When developing an Angular-App with a Spring Boot backend, should the Spring backend live in another Git repository than the Angular frontend? JHipster creates both in a common repository while many projects separate them.

Different sources suggest splitting if:

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This is what I learned in May 2018:

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For the last two weeks, I’ve been testing a new tweak for my self-management: Timeboxing. This article explains the principle and summarizes my insights.

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