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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during June 2008

I've been just notified that the Italian Ministry for the Environment has just introduced a 3D viewer of italian cartography. The main features are: "fly over the terrain; fluid motion between two points; path tracking; popping up 2D maps related to the current point; simulating fog, sun, moon and stars; controlling the lighting model of the scene", etc.... Now, almost all of those features are...
Warning, this is an entirely untechnical entry. Read only if you'd like to waste five minutes. As we all know, corporates such as Sun, Microsoft or Apple are producers - we are consumers. They offer us products and we decide what we like and we don't. Customers' feedback is one of the most important mechanisms in the free market for competition and evolution, so I'm always happy when I hear...
Rich Sharples is blogging about the fact that IcedTea passed the TCK (via Heiko W. Rupp); Fedora 9 is the first Linux distribution to carry a completely free and unencumbered version of Java It's an important milestone of the open sourcing of Java initiated by Sun, excellent news. Now, my doubts as a developer :-) What will happen in other Linux distributions? I'm thinking about how should I test...
I've been using generics for a few years, and I'm happy with them. I'm aware of the issues related to their design, and I agree that they could have been made a bit better (but I understand the trade-offs made for backward compability), but on the whole I consider them quite useful for writing better code. I haven't had any problems so far, but now I got stuck with a thing that looks like a...
In Bern Italy has just miserably lost the match with Netherlands at the European Football Championship - as usual, on the first official confrontation after it has won something important (such as the World Championship) the italian team enters the arena full of excessive self-confidence and impudence and gets punished. Usually a lot of people complain the day after, while they will still watch...
Ibon Urrutia, member of the NetBeans Dream Team, has just uploaded a new video on NetBeans.TV, showing off a product made by a corporate he's working for. It's TagsME, a development tool for producing JavaME applications by simplifying your work and maximizing device compatibility. I'm not going to add other words since I've just received from Ibon the license code for trying TagsME GUI, a...
JUG Milano has organized a new initiative called JavaFX Circle: it's about studying and trying JavaFX "live". The thing is basically a series of weekly meetings, starting on next Wednesday. In two hours all the attendees, organized in groups, will work with their own laptop, on a small JavaFX "assignment" defined every day at the beginning of the meeting. The meetings will have the following...