Ok, I know: I should have written this post more than a month ago. But I’ve been very busy lately and I have to process my backlog of work, including new updates to this website. After all, they say better late than never So, here we go: the 2008 edition of the Devoxx conference (formely JavaPolis: by the way, why the heck did Sun have this name changed?) was held (as usual) in Antwerp, Belgium, from December 10th to 12th, […]

JUG Genova Meeting, 18/09/2007

Last September 18th, 2007, another JUG Genova meeting was held at DIST (Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Telematica) of the University of Genova. It featured a very interesting presentation by Carlo Bonamico and Corrado Alesso on the Spring framework.

YAJGM (Yet Another JUG Genova Meeting!)

Another JUG Genova meeting was held at the local NIS office on Monday, July 23rd. Although the turnout was not as large as what we had back in May’s meeting, it was still a success. Two presentations were held: Fabrizio Giudici and I reported on our Jazoon ’07 experience: see the full (flash-converted) slide presentation (sorry, but it’s written in Italian) Fabio Bonfante gave a very interesting presentation on Aspect-Oriented Programming. Definitely a must-see! Here are our Jazoon ’07 flash […]

Jazoon 07: wrap-up

Just back home from Jazoon, and also back to work and to everydays hassles 🙁 . Also, the time has come to make a comprehensive evaluation of the conference. All in all, I must say I came back with a good impression of the conference, which was quite well arranged and brought along a whole bunch of interesting topics and issues. Wanna know why? Click on the link below for the full story!

Zurich at first glance

I arrived in Zurich in the evening of Sat June 23th. The following day there would be the Jazoon opening, but only the paying tutorials were scheduled which we didnt follow. Plus, I was greeted with a beautiful sunny day; therefore, I got a chance to go around sightseeing, since it was my first time ever here.

Jazoon ’07: the first two days

On Monday June 25th, a thick layer of clouds rolled in which soon brought along some downpours and a really gloomy atmoshpere. But well, the time had come to dive into the newly started Jazoon conference, so lets have a closer look at the conference. Jazoons venue, the brand-new Sihlcity shopping mall, just off the city center to the southwest, is a top-quality place with boatloads of entertainment facilities, including a big move theather where the conference itself was hosted. […]

Jazoon 2007: here we come!

As usual, time is passing by at a very fast pace. Only a few days are left until next Sunday, June 24th 2007, the opening day of Jazoon ’07, the newborn European Industry Conference on Java and related topics, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, until Thursday 28th. Jazoon brings together experts and professional users of Java and open source technologies from all over Europe. I will be featured as a speaker together with my long-time friend Fabrizio Giudici […]

Here comes the Sun (Grid)

Got a very demanding computing task? No need to worry: you can always take advantage of Sun Grid. Or better, up until recently you couldn’t, as this facility was available only to US citizens or people living on US ground. However, the situation has recently changed as Sun has opened up its gates to 24 countries throughout the world.

JUG Genova meeting: a success!

On May 8th, 2007, another meeting of the newly founded Genova JUG took place in the local NIS office. This was definitely the most crowded meeting ever for our JUG! This meeting featured: A presentation on build automation by Carlo Bonamico; A presentation on testing by Angelo Lupo. The meeting happily ended in a nearby all-u-can-eat pizza restaurant. 🙂 Next meeting is scheduled to take place in the first half of July 2007.

Some thoughts on Java 2 Micro Edition

Recently, I’ve had my first crack at writing a J2ME application. That was quite a disappointment. Check out the whole post to see why…