TestCon Europe 2020

The slides of Renato’s talk today at TestCon Europe 2020. Hey, Where is My Country? How to Test Your App and Website for Geolocation and Geopolitical Challenges What looks like a simple choice in a…

Argentina doubles in size?

This morning I was listening to a podcast on the Economist Radio were they discussed Argentina recently doubling in size and “setting a precedent with big diplomatic and resource-extraction implications”. Argentina is not even in…

War in Nagorno-Karabakh – or Artsakh

This week Jonah Fisher, Ukraine correspondent at BBC News, reported from Nagorno-Karabakh for the BBC radio programme “From Our Own Correspondent”. While fighting has sadly continued in the South Caucasus region, he highlighted how web…

What does saorico.com mean?

The name of the project saorico.com was liberally inspired by the Portuguese name São Rico, a fictional South American country in The Adventures of Tintin. The fictional country São Rico is a good example of…

Do countries really change names?

You finally published a beautiful and static drop down list with the names of all the countries worldwide. You even manage dto use a sensible label like “Territory” or “Country/Region” to avoid any controversy for…

Hey, where is my country?

What looks like a simple choice in a drop-down list, can turn into a PR nightmare. Integrating an external mapping service can unintentionally make many of your users unhappy. How can software developers and startups manage location-based services in disputed territories or partially recognized state?

Dev Around the Sun

Looking forward to be a speaker next week at Dev Around the Sun, a 24-hour international fundraiser organised by the .NET Foundation for the Direct Relief’s Coronavirus Fund. It all starts on May 12 at…