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Martien Lammers

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Date: 4/27/2010 12:58 pm
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The Essentials

Name: Martien Lammers

Username: martien

Age: born at a negative epoch, which still can be handled by WebGUI

Profession/Employer: Electronics Engineer with quite a lot of marketing/management

Background and technical training experience:
/ INNOVATE Ing.-Büro Martien Lammers

Place of Residence: Markt Schwaben near Munich, Germany


WebGUI Related Questions

In what way(s) do you contribute to WebGUI or the WebGUI Community?

Forum Q&A, RFE's, Bug reports, Macros.

In 2009 I started a German support website: - with tutorial, how-tos, examples and other WebGUI related information.

When did you first hear of WebGUI?


How and when did you get involved in WebGUI?

About 1998, I started the development of a test engine for technical examinations, which had to be redesigned for certification development purposes. I had to realize the complete certification process from designing blueprints, questions, the testing, the certificates and psychometrics for a new Linux certification. Since no LMS offers this functionality, my own application didn't fit and I wanted to work with Perl, I finally found WebGUI as the best framework.

Are you paid to work on WebGUI?

That's my goal, which I achieve regularly.

How much time do you spend on WebGUI?

More or less all the time.

What do you think is still missing from WebGUI or the WebGUI Community?

Presence in the press.

German literature to invite the world to come back to the a LAMP system, where the P still stands for Perl and does everything people can expect from a good CMS Framework, even if they don't know what to expect.

What keeps you motivated to keep working on WebGUI?

Unbeatable possibilities of the framework and my excellent ideas of doing new things.

What's WebGUI's killer feature and why?

Expandability, e.g:
The Collaboration System, Thingy and SQLReport for rapid realizing things WebGUI designers didn't even think about.


What's WebGUI's greatest weakness and why?

Apache2::Request, because it's difficult to install, if WebGUI doesn't offer a wre-package.

What makes you work on WebGUI over the competition?

The killer features and Perl

What's your most brilliant WebGUI hack?

Not really brilliant, but necessary:

  • Thingy, where I can define field names myself
  • Wiki which imports its articles from OpenOffice-exports.
  • Matrix version which really can be used for decision processes
  • wre-Version with a configurable root instead of /data while still using the system based perl, mysql etc.

Have you attended the WebGUI User's Conference?


Where do you keep your Gooey doll?

I'm still just dreaming about it.


Personal Questions

How would you describe yourself?

I'm a generalist, committed to do or learn quite a lot of things, only if they make sense.
(This, however, I cannot realize all the time I should do.)


Are you married, dating, or otherwise involved?



Do you have any kids?

Yes, two sons.


Do you have any pets?

A Linux penguin


If someone visits your area, what's something they must see or do?

Munich, it's big museum for art (e.g. Neue Pinakothek) and technics (Deutsches Museum) and a good 'Biergarten', but also all the things the Japanese already discovered like the fantasy castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria and our mountains and beautiful lakes.


What do you hate?

People arguing about things I wouldn't argue about.


What do you love?

My wife, my family


What's the last book you read?

The operating instructions of my new cross cut and mitre saw.

What's the last CD/MP3 you bought (or downloaded)?

I can't remember spending money or time for something with no ROI.


What's the last movie you watched?
It was a good one, but I don't remember its title.


You're stuck on a train/plane for 6 hours and bored out of your mind, what do you do to amuse yourself?

Reading, thinking about things I still have to invent, or I'm just walking around.


Any last words?

Have a good time with WebGUI.


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