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Felipe Gaucho

Felipe Gaúcho works as senior software engineer at Netcetera AG in Switzerland. He is a well known Brazilian JUG leader and open-source evangelist. Felipe works with Java since its early versions and has plans to keep that Java tradition as it is. When he is not coding, he prefers to listen reggae and travel around with his lovely wife Alena and his son Rodrigo.


felipegaucho's blog

Are you prepared to choose the next JDK license?

Posted by felipegaucho on August 17, 2006 at 1:06 PM PDT

A lot of excitement these days about the
SUN plan
of releasing part of the Java Technology as

Open Source Software (OSS)
for the next few months.

The Dublin Java Meetup Group

Posted by felipegaucho on July 25, 2006 at 2:45 PM PDT

Evening at
, a glass of wine and some French cheese, my body relaxes after
a nice bike trip across the
Meurthe River, my notebook connecting to
Ireland -
tonight is my first virtual meeting with the Java Community of Dublin.

Basic Concepts about Object Orientation (a quiz)

Posted by felipegaucho on July 17, 2006 at 12:44 AM PDT

One of the most tricky parts to learn Object Orientation is the concept of classification.
The task of separating entities of the real word in groups and then enumerating the
characteristics of each group seems quite simple for experienced programmers but could be messy
for novice students.

HTML is dying

Posted by felipegaucho on July 3, 2006 at 6:48 AM PDT

The last decade of the XXth century was marked by the HTML advent, from a simple language rendered by the Web Browsers to the standard de facto of Internet contents: web-pages, mail and business applications.

Job Hunting Revisited

Posted by felipegaucho on May 31, 2006 at 5:31 AM PDT

After several years of comfortable positions in Brazil I'm revisiting
the world of the job hunting. After two months trying job hunting portals
- and tired to re-type my CV in several different formats - I started
thinking about innovative ways to demonstrate my abilities to the
prospective employers. This blog entry is a laboratory about curriculum vitae

A trip to Nancy/FR

Posted by felipegaucho on March 17, 2006 at 12:35 PM PST

Life is a movement experience... and one more time the destiny gives me a rare privilege of knowing other countries, other cultures. In the next few months I will
live in Nancy / France. My wife received a PhD schoolarship for six months at University
Nancy and we are moving to there on April, 1.

Creating Eclipse Warnings with AspectJ

Posted by felipegaucho on March 9, 2006 at 3:48 AM PST

Debugging with println is an ancient habit in programming - even
the novice developers know about how fragile is such strategy facing the
robust debugging tools provided by the most common IDEs.

Using OpenSource projects as classroom material

Posted by felipegaucho on February 19, 2006 at 9:32 AM PST

In the last CEJUG - Café com Tapioca, I introduced Cejug-Classifieds as
a project designed to be a study-case for the J2EE community. The aim of
the project is to allow university students to test their subjects on an
alive project, taking advantage of collaborative effort in a real J2EE test

The IDEs are driving us crazy

Posted by felipegaucho on February 9, 2006 at 12:13 PM PST

Activities Report #02:

How much the new developers know about the Content-Type tag?

Posted by felipegaucho on January 18, 2006 at 5:30 AM PST

In my new occupation as independent consultant I have visited several companies that produce web applications. Same products, same bugs, including a classical one: the char encoding problem.