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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.


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OpenSource Management in Practice

Posted by felipegaucho on October 15, 2005 at 10:37 AM PDT

Last week we got a meeting in my JUG and we discussed many ideas about how to enhance the JUG - including several tools we need. The most motivated members suggested the creation of OpenSource projects to improve our site features and another group also suggested a formal commitee for managing those projects.

Using elephant bullets to kill small ants

Posted by felipegaucho on October 8, 2005 at 12:46 PM PDT

Few months ago we started two very similar projects in my daylight job. Both projects were WebStart applications based on simple business rules with a lot data validation and a fancy GUI requirement - almost all Swing components were used to produce the visual aspect our client had requested. Those projects shared the same life-cycle, under the same management model but with different teams.