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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during June 2010

In the recent weeks I've been surprised by how I received related inputs, from different sources and their perspectives, about the same problem. For instance, two weeks ago, I read an interview by Simon Phipps about the future of OSI an I was hit by this passage: increasing consumer awareness of open source and the four freedoms (beyond the code and the geeks); Exactly the same day (cool) I...
blueBill Mobile reached more than 200 downloads, with more than 100 active installs. I'm getting a few positive feedbacks and - more important - I didn't receive more problem reports, so I presume that the application is reasonably stable (even though communicating with users is still a problem). Time to move on the next set of features... ... that is multimedia support, for helping the...
After about one month from its appearance on the Android Market, blueBill Mobile experienced more than 150 downloads and a 50% of active installs. I'm using this project also to learn new things about the way to communicating to end users. In fact, from this point of view blueBill Mobile is very different from blueMarine (my other project targeted at end customers): people installing an open...
Available at http://www.slideshare.net/fabriziogiudici/jazoon10-giudici.
Yet Another Conference Is Over. It has been some great time and, after some doubts during the first morning, I must say that there were very good contents. Randomically talking with other people confirmed this opinion. Some sparse thoughts: The talks I liked more:  “Objects of Value” by Kevin Henney; “Construction Techniques for Domain Specific Languages” by Neal...
Via DZone, yesterday I read this statement from Android's Open Source & Compatibility Program Manager, Dan Morrill: "The thing is, nobody ever defined fragmentation or rather, everybody has a different definition. Some people use it to mean too many mobile operating systems; others to refer to optional APIs causing inconsistent platform implementations; still others use it to...
Geertjan just told me that his girlfriend is going to perform as part of a jazz band ('Willem Breuker Kollektief') during a festival in Novara: http://www.novarajazz.org If you're near Novara, like jazz and/or NetBeans, you could go there - and maybe shout "NetBeans!" when the band stops playing ;-) PS I'd love to be there - I love jazz so much - but on my return trip from Jazoon I'll...
I've just finished my presentation at Jazoon - fine from my point of view. As I wanted to have time for one more example of code (and a conclusion talking about the possible perspectives of JavaFX Mobile), I intentionally decided to avoid demos (I showed my application as a screencast while talking). In addition to taking time, they are the typical source of troubles, so without them I was...
Jazoon has got a peculiar initiative, Jazoon Rookie, that's a competition among young professionals (younger than 26): they are invited to submit their proposals to the conference committee, and three of them are picked and invited to speak to Zurich, with all the travel expenses refunded. I think it's a great idea: one of the added values of communities and conferences is the spread of ideas...
Well, this morning started with an urgent phone call by a customer, that made me lost the first two morning slots of the conference. Too bad; but, fortunately, after one hour the thing has been fixed and there should be no more interrupts for the whole week. So, I haven't followed anything yet (I've meet just Stephen Chin in the hall). But I have to express the feeling of void because of Felipe...