Category Archives: Agile

Ops, they did it again (NodeJS in Italy)

Who are “they”? They are the guys from <WEBdeBS> 

What did they do? They set-up the first Italian event about NodeJS, and not only to be honest, but this is another story… so coming back on track I want to talk about the italian NodeJS Conference in Brescia (saturday 24th September 2011).


Ah, ok! Really, cool! But wait… What is NodeJS? In few words, it’s event-driven I/O server-side JavaScript environment based on V8, the Google’s open source Javascript Engine used inside Google Chrome,  but I really don’t think I can introduce NodeJS better than the guys who made and who are running it, so please take a look at the official site: NodeJS

NodeJS, NoSQL, and so on… they are quite the hottest buzzwords at the moment, but with some good reasons behind, and the most important thing is that this was an event “for real”, so an open discussion about how people used, is using and will use these technologies and want to share their experiences with the audience. I liked it, in the same way I did the NoSQLDay some months ago, cause I like the hands-on, practical, direct presentations. Perhaps these presentations are not so sparkling,  shining or whatever like the ones that we’re becoming used to while attending the big technical events (technical? or media events? ), but I feel more comfortable trying to understand how the stuff is actually working “under the hood”, and if it can be useful for me.

So.. How was it? Nice and interesting also if I’m still only playing with NodeJS instead of actually working with it, this event was interesting and quite enlightening. All the sessions was held in English, by good speakers from quite all Europe, who shared their own experiences or projects. And this made me think: is the italian IT market so old-fashioned and so slow on adapting the new technologies? I, sadly, have to say yes. Sad smile

On the other side, thanks to a nice community, and guys like <WEBdeBS>’ crew, I think something also here is moving.

So.. stay tuned. Winking smile


Test Driven Development with VS2010

Yesterday I had the pleasure to take part in another Torino Technologies Group’s event, and I talked about “Test Driven Development with Visual Studio 2010”.

I think it was a good event with quite a lot of people, it was also the first “half day” event that we managed and I’m quite sure that we will manage some other meetings soon. Winking smile

So stay tuned! And in the meantime, if you don’t know how to kill your spare time, you could take a look at my presentation.

Italian Agile Day 2010

And tomorrow I’ll be in Genova (Italy) for the 7th Italian Agile Day 2010.

I’m really looking forward to it. See you there… Winking smile

Just published my first presentation’s slides

I just uploaded to my public Skydrive space the slides that I used during the third meeting inside the Torino Technologies Group,  a (quite) brand new community about .Net and Microsoft technologies.

The presentation is about Agile Methodologies, Scrum and so on. I hope you like it.

Or if you prefer you can download if from slideshare:

Check it out.