Dimitri De Franciscis

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Keep A Markdown Journal To Get Your Projects Done

Submitted by dimitri on Sun, 01/01/2017 - 18:00

Software development is hard. Organizations, small and large, can be very inefficient sometimes: people waste their energy on endless meetings, vague specification documents, pointless "reply-to-all" emails. Working as a freelancer in such environments is perhaps even worse, as you're supposed to be the hyper-efficient 10x developer unicorn that can make any problem magically disappear.


IntelliJ Live Templates for Javascript Development

Submitted by dimitri on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 21:30

I'm a IntelliJ IDEA user since late 2013. After a long (and not without problems) liaison with Eclipse IDE, and before that of the glorious Borland JBuilder, I wanted to try something new. Not that Eclipse was bad per se, it was just getting heavier and buggy, release after release; the plugin ecosystem wasn't anymore something you could rely on. I remember also giving NetBeans a last chance: NO WAY.

Simulare il carico di un server con Groovy, Apache Commons Math e JFreeChart

Submitted by dimitri on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:59

È ormai da un po' di tempo che ho imparato a giocherellare con Groovy e devo dire che lo sto apprezzando ogni giorno di più. In questo articolo voglio mostrarvi come sia facile simulare, utilizzando Groovy e la libreria Apache Commons Math, i dati di carico tipici di un server che lavora 24/7, con tanto di picchi di lavoro durante le ore diurne.

Recensione: The Pragmatic Programmer

Submitted by dimitri on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 19:06

Era da tempo che volevo leggere questo libro, viste le ottime recensioni da parte di addetti ai lavori o personaggi "influenti" del variegato mondo della programmazione. Ora che l'ho "digerito" (ci ho messo quasi tre mesi per leggerlo tutto!) non posso che confermare l'assoluto valore di questa pubblicazione!

Titolo: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Autori: Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
Lingua: Inglese
Casa Editrice: Addison Wesley

Book Review: The Pragmatic Programmer

Submitted by dimitri on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:10

It's been a long time since I wanted to read this book, given enthusiastic reviews from various influential programmers. After "digesting" it (it took me almost three months) I can confirm the absolute value of this publication!

Title: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Authors: Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
Language: English
Editor: Addison Wesley