Sketch of Jonathan Jones

Welcome to the home of Jonathan Jones. A software professional who likes to take photos and review things living in Switzerland.


Internationalization on the Web - an often inconsistent and frustrating experience

Many websites / internet services are now offering their content in local languages - but the way this internationalization is implemented can cause frustration and annoyance to those whose only language is English.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Google App Engine Endpoints (REST services), with Java, Maven & Intellij (Part 1)

Google’s App Engine now provides Endpoints, which offer a simple way to create RESTful services for clients. Here a simple Endpoint is created using the Java API, Maven and Intellij.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Taking the WebSphere Liberty Profile for a spin, using Intellij on the iMac

The WebSphere Liberty Profile is built for developers - here I take the beta of the Next profile for a spin - using Intellij on the iMac, a new set-up for me.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

New York City Food and Drink write up

Reviews of the food and drink venues we enjoyed in Manhattan, New York City during our November 2012 trip to the Big Apple.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Disneyland Paris trip report and review

Brief write-up of our day trip to see Disneyland Paris - unfortunately minus Mickey Mouse and any of the other characters.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Paris food & drink experience

Write up of our food and drink experience in Paris, from our May 2012 visit.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hungary: Budapest & Heviz Trip Report

A 10 day trip to Hungary’s capital Budapest and a 3 night trip to Heviz, a town near Lake Balaton which is home to Europe’s largest outdoor thermal lake.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Isle of Skye

A week long trip in May 2008 trip to Scotland’s Isle of Skye, where we were fortunate enough to get great weather!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Recent Reviews

Fallout S1

Never played the game, but this was really well crafted, scripted and acted; also very gory at times.


Very interesting and its long run-time flew by. It seems there are many historical inaccuracies in the movie, but the acting by Joaquin Phoenix is as authentic as it gets.

Stolen Focus

Not sure this breaks any new ground, but it presents (maybe sometimes one-sided) the research around flow state, how the modern world is affecting our concentration and delves into topics like ADHD.


I had heard good things and it didn’t disapppoint. Characters are engaging and story is well constructed.

Stay Close

The first Harlan Coben series I have watched on Netflix. I won’t rush to watch another. The ending was good, but it was a long and often plot holed path to get to it.


A fantastical movie with a feel good story and great leading performance. It doesn‘t enchant and engross as much as the Gene Wilder original, but it‘s fun and nice.