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…

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…

TestCon Europe 2020

For the very first time next October I will attend and speak at a testing conference and it will be the biggest software testing conference in Europe, TestCon Europe 2020. I will cover one of…

Hey, where is my country?

The slides of my talk today at Codemotion Milan 2019. Great sunny day in Milan talking about how software developers and testers should manage location-based services when dealing with disputed territories or partially recognized states.

Codemotion Milan 2019

As an Italian Java developer, Codemotion has always been one of the main tech conferences. And Milan is still the city that I occasionally call home, even after many years away. So I am very…