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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during July 2010

... make sure you have a working mobile connection and take your laptop to the garden, where you can enjoy some wonderful landscape. In case you don't get the desired efficiency, you'll still enjoy the landscape. 20100731-0374-1080p from Fabrizio Giudici on Vimeo.   2010731-0010-1080p from Fabrizio Giudici on Vimeo.
You know that I've moved to Maven more than one year ago and I don't regret. I think I would be unable to manage the number of projects I'm managing on my own without it (or at least without an effective artifact repository). But Maven needs a proper and clean environment. Maven experts are constantly advising about that. One of the most important pieces of the environment is the artifact...
Yes, there is quite a bit of topics in the title, and they are all involved in the latest prototype of blueBill Mobile. In case you don't have read my previous posts on this track, I'm going to give a bit of context. I'm referring to an Android application of mine, blueBill Mobile, aimed at providing a number of field tools for birdwatchers. The core of the application is a database of species,...
A couple of days ago I did a massive refactoring in a couple of components of blueBill Mobile; the ones related to the management of fact sheets (e.g. bird calls with metadata) that I was talking about in a previous post. The first implementation (in the latest release) was based on RDF triples and used an ad-hoc implementation of a RDF+JSON serializer; now I can say I'm successfully running some...
At about 330 downloads and 150 active installs, the feedback I'm getting from blueBill Mobile customers is very small. It mostly comes from people in a birders' forum where I posted a notice about the app; while the feedback brought from the Android Market infrastructure is practically zero. The point is not related to the small quantity of comments (it's natural), but by their poor quality:...
We're still at 50% of the year, but I find this statement from Elliot's blog fantastic: ... adding a commenting facility to a website is like handing out marker pens to everyone who enters a public toilet. The results are obvious, and with very rare exceptions, don't really improve anything for anyone.