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Fabrizio Giudici

Fabrizio Giudici is a Senior Java Architect with a long Java experience in the industrial field. He runs Tidalwave, his own consultancy company, and has contributed to Java success stories in a number of fields, including Formula One. Fabrizio often appears as a speaker at international Java conferences such as JavaOne and Devoxx and is member of  JUG Milano and the NetBeans Dream Team.


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My first intensive user experience with Android (with a few developer hints...)

Posted by fabriziogiudici on May 12, 2010 at 5:41 AM PDT

I'm just back from a six-days tour in Bourgogne, where I celebrated (with some delay) my fortieth birthday. The week was exclusively dedicated to photography (landscapes, romanesque and gothic churches, castles), food and wine and - occasionally - birding. No Java, no programming, no computer at all (with just a few exceptions).

blueBill Mobile goes Android

Posted by fabriziogiudici on April 18, 2010 at 3:50 PM PDT

blueBill Mobile has been initially developed for JavaFX and has been blogged about a bit in the past. I already anticipated that a version in JME was in the pipeline; in the meantime, since unfortunately there hasn't been any announce from Oracle about JavaFX for Android phones, I started the development of a specific Android version.

When a bunch of grains of sand make a heap?

Posted by fabriziogiudici on April 11, 2010 at 2:27 AM PDT

The spring is here at last, and yesterday I was walking on a beach. Often walking on sand beaches recall me the "paradox of the heap": you have a heap of sand, let's say made of a million of sand grains. Then you remove one, and get 999,999 sand grains. No doubt, it's still a heap.

Speaking on JavaFX at Jazoon '10

Posted by fabriziogiudici on April 8, 2010 at 4:59 AM PDT

A few days ago I got the confirmation that one of my talk proposals was accepted at Jazoon 2010 in Zurich.

Oracle officially asked Sonatype to back Java.Net

Posted by fabriziogiudici on March 22, 2010 at 6:39 PM PDT

About one month ago I was reviewing the Sonatype Free Maven Repository Hosting for FLOSS projects. I was pretty positive about that, being my conclusion:

My Oracle wishes (2): JavaFX Mobile

Posted by fabriziogiudici on March 15, 2010 at 3:31 PM PDT

Here it is my second wish in the "Oracle" series... what about JavaFX Mobile? I've tried it several months ago and I've written a small application, blueBill Mobile, running on an HTC Diamond phone, that allows to browse a taxonomy of birds, record observations and eventually showing near-by birder mates (and their observations) on a map.

I got an Android phone, but...

Posted by fabriziogiudici on March 4, 2010 at 2:48 PM PST

I've just bought a Motorola Droid (named Milestone in Italy). This is part of my plan to have about 4/5 mobile phones with some decent operating systems supporting Java or Java-like development.

Shrink your HG repository

Posted by fabriziogiudici on February 22, 2010 at 7:47 AM PST

When I used Subversion and Ant for my projects, I had the habit of committing the required libraries together with the sources. I think that it's a solution that still makes sense with those two tools, as you can checkout a certain version of a project and you have all you need to compile it on the local disk.

Shrink your POM!

Posted by fabriziogiudici on February 21, 2010 at 2:31 PM PST

There are many things, mostly implementation-related, that can be blamed on Maven, but I think most people agree on the fact that the POM concept (a declarative model of your project) is a good thing. Among other things, it allows to run a new plugin often with a minimum of configuration, or no configuration at all.

blueMarine, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

Posted by fabriziogiudici on February 20, 2010 at 6:12 PM PST

After realizing that Ant and the software factory I had built on top of it had become unfit for managing my cluster of projects, about six months ago I decided to switch to Maven.