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iPad: da rivedere

Le prime impressioni sull’iPad che girano su internet (la “blog-go-sfera”) indicano un prodotto imperfetto: il tempo ci dirà se  va certamente nella giusta direzione. La prima lamentela è sul peso (sui 700 grammi), che è eccessivo: viene riportato sia dal reporter del corriere, che da slashdot: Due note negative: lo schermo è lucido e quindi …

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Pyro

One of the best thing of scripting languages like Python is the ability to fast prototype complex things. In the past ten years, if you like to build distributed application you was forced to use huge and heavily languages like Java. On Python there is a nice library called Pyro, which used with success: Pyro …

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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.

Web Testing Tools

Testing is important. Testing web interfaces is difficult, and often your consultant company prefer to suggest you a manual-based testing. But is it so difficult to do automatic web testing using open source software? Let’s give a look to two nice web testing software Warning: this article is still in progress: it has been published …

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Come trasferire le email da Outlook Express a Apple Mail su Snow Leopard « Ac^2.0 Blog

Da Acquadro.it, leggiamo questo suggerimento su come trasferire le email da Outlook al vostro Mac: Nel mio recente passaggio a MacOsX, uno dei problemi che ho dovuto risolvere è stato il trasferimento delle email dal vecchio PC ( Outlook Express su WinXp) a Mail di Apple. Ho installato un mail server sul PC (hMailServer),creato un account …

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Mastering clusters of Unix machines part2: the right tools

After working with unix for years, we noticed it is difficult to get a very uniform approach to unix management. Often different Linux distributions share very little, configuration is different every time. Worst, some good unix tools (like cron, syslog, etc) can be used in a distributed environment, but are very difficult to configure, very …

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Mastering clusters of Unix machines part1: the right VM

One day, we have the need to create a fast cluster of linux machine, specialized and easy to segragate in different networks (for better security). We need web servers, integration servers (running java hudson), huge developer machines (running for instance eclispe) and so on. It was not easy to find a good environment. This research …

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Erlang Book Review

After reading an interesting article on Erlang  and Java interoperability, I have decided to dedicate my spare time to Erlang. O’Reilly has just published a wonderful book on Erlang, so I decided to dive into it.

Evolving concurrency, like memory management did

As processors become faster and multiprocessor systems become cheaper, the need to take advantage of multithreading in order to achieve full hardware resource utilization only increases the importance of being able to incorporate concurrency in a wide variety of application categories. In this article we are evaluting a new approach to the concurrency. In the …

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