Month: February 2010

Closure in Java: fast and nice!

Working for two very important Banks, I have the need to play with Closure in Java. I have a lot of trouble looking at a good description of the subject, until I read a post on StackOverflow. I have decided to re-cook this subject, adding a my specialized Example also. Let’s start!

Python functional programming

This article is a work in progress: it will be expanded by your comments… Python is a very curios programming languages: it give you classes but also a strong function-oriented environment to play with. So, if you like functional programming (read: you like  Lisp and/or Erlang)  you should give python a closer look.

Why I am starting to avoid Facebook

Privacy is important: in the last days I have read the following on Slashdot: “A Facebook employee has given a tell-all interview with some very interesting things about Facebook's internals. Especially interesting are all the things relating to Facebook privacy. Basically, you don't have any. Nearly everything you’ve ever done on the site is recorded …

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La tattica comunicativa del grande B

Sono sempre rimasto sorpreso da come il grande B (Silvio Berlusconi) abbia svecchiato la politica sia dal punto di vista linguistico che da quello “comportamentale”. Mentre dal punto di vista linguistico è giù stato detto molto, dal punto di vista comportamentale in pochi hanno analizzato la modalità di interrelazione del grande B: in parte perché …

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Django is going 1.2

Django Project, a powerful and clean Python Web Framework, is going to relase 1.2 as  the next milestone at the beginning of March. For the meanwhile, you can grab the Beta2: As part of the Django 1.2 release process, tonight we’ve released Django 1.2 beta 1, a preview/testing package that gives a little taste of …

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Clojure Review

Book review by Stefano Fago: This book introduce one of most interesting  language of new wave of functional programming. You will find a complete overview of clojure language focusing in functional paradigm that can be the real obstacle for a standard developer. The author try to follow you on learning different subject with a lot …

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Apple la strategia del 2010

Abbiamo fatto una rapida analisi dell’ Apple iPad in un articolo precedente: vediamo questa volta come l’iPad si inserisce in una possibile strategia globale dell’azienda di Cupertino. La maggior parte delle osservazioni che faremo sono corroborate da accadimenti storici, il resto sono previsioni di breve termine ma illuminanti.