Posts Tagged ‘work’

Distribute application with Ant

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Hi guys,

yesterday I spent some of my time looking for a tool to make a better distribution of our java application. No, I’m not talking about a java installer or something else, but only a way to distribute our internal tools in a single jar.

In the paste I’ve used Uberjar with maven but now I’m using ant and after a lot of try I choose One-Jar; but it works only with ant, probably the best solution is to try a way that work with maven too. Have you a suggest for me? :D

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Releasing Dixero…

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Hola guy, in this days we are releasing another beta of Dixero, especially we have started to release public accounts.

“Dixero is a free and innovative Web-based tool which allows you to listen to your favorite RSS feeds directly online, on your computer as a Podcast, or using a portable device, like an iPod!
At last, with Dixero, you can aggregate your favorite feeds from the most recognized media companies and blogs, transforming posts into audio with different voices”

So, if you are interested to listen your preferred feeds on your iPod (or your mp3 portable player), or simple listen it also on the web with your browser don’t hesitate to join and enjoy ;) .

Thanks to Sketchin guys for the effort needed to reach this goal and for this promo :) .

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2008 Startup

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Hi, as usual I don’t blog so much, so I’m here to write about some last news.
From Jan 14th I don’t work anymore with Sourcesense, now I work with Phiware, a young and funny company placed in Lugano. It was sad for me go away from Pronetics/Sourcesense after many years together, but this is the life…
My hosting (Aruba) sucks, I’m planning to move on Servage, if you want to suggest me another please add a comment.

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Last news

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Hi people,
in the last months I was very busy and the time for blogging was not so much, so now I force myself to write a little resume:

  • from May I work with HippoCMS, this is a Cocoon based CMS and use WebDAV (Slide) for content’s storage. After this time working on it I can say that the product is good and simple, optimal for a non-too-much-complex site and with a good and friendly user interface.
  • during August I work for a little project in RoR; I never wroted any ruby line before that and the curiosity for this framework was very high. After all my impression is that RoR is a really good framework for creating little site with many CRUDs, but the sintax not make me enthusiast and the not so strictly rules put a lot of confusion into my brain.
  • for my holiday I was in Sharm el Sheikh, the travel was not expansive (yeah, a really last minute on the web), I made many snorkeling sessions and it was really, really, really spectacular. I hope to came back there sooner or later.
  • this year the annual CocoonGT was made in Rome, the venue was the wonderful Bioparco, that was a funny week and many thanks go to the main promoters (Sourcesense, Semeru, Hippo). Here you can browse some photo.
  • in the last 3 weeks I cannot browse anymore my photo album, I receive a strange Fatal Error by php but I cannot see any error into the logs. My provider does not support me so much :( and I don’t have so much time to investigate furthermore.

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Ping world…

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

As usual I don’t write so much as I want. So I’m here for ping the world and say “Hey guy, I’m alive!”.
Finally I’ve terminated my work in Lugano, and from the 17th May I was in my office. Now I’m working
on a project based on HippoCMS, a full featured CMS wroted with Cocoon.

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I’m still alive…

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Yes, I know, I don’t blog from a lot of time, but in the last months I don’t have much time…
From 15th January I was in Lugano for follow an interesting project based on Cocoon framework with a very nice AJAX client.
During this project I tried to port some flowscript to Javaflow, but in Cocoon 2.1 the Javaflow implementation is not complete and the are some boring issues. So the porting was put in pause, waiting for a official 2.2 release.
In the meanwhile we need some features like the possibility to load some selectionlist values into CForms widgets during the bind (not at declaration time). For this I wrote two components that during the bindLoad() phase load into the widget the model’s collection


<fb:selectionlist-value id=”l-country” path=”detail/country/id”>
<fb:selection-list path=”allCountries” value=”id” label=”name”/>
</fb:selectionlist-value>


I think that this can be a common issue, so I will clean the code and contribute it.

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SourceSense evolution…

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Hi,
is official, starting yesterday, Gianugo is not anymore my boss, he leave the seat to Giovanni Pirola. As you can read he’ll be moving to the new and imminent SourceSense Europe leading.
Giovanni has a long experience in the Java world and he come from a bigger and notorius company, so we can only be proud of this.

Welcome onboard Giovanni

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Selenium test without X server

Friday, August 11th, 2006

I’ve the need to execute some Selenium test on a server without the X server up. This test are managed by CruiseControl, so the are auto-executed in a batch mode.
A browser instance is needed by Selenium, so I’ve two choice for execute it without X: use of the X Virtual Frame Buffer or use of the VNC. I’ve choosed the second!

For doing this I need only of this some commands:

a) vncserver :1 -geometry 1024×768 -depth 16
This command start a server with a size of 1024×768 and 16bit for the color on display addressed by “:1″.
If you want to use a particular windows manager edit the .vnc/xstartup file.

2) execute ‘export DISPLAY=:1′ for using the correct display from CruiseControl

3) start CruiseControl

4) have fun!

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