Alessandro Da Rugna

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bio website darugna.wordpress.com
location Trieste, Italy
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I have a Computer Science B.D. (roughly) taken at Università degli Studi di Trieste (IT). After a job in the Software Quality Assurance team at a big insurance and banking company, I switched to lead developer for a start-up company focused on new technologies and innovation.

In my spare time I like travelling, going at concerts and reading science-fiction books.

IT
Sono Laureato di primo livello in Informatica presso l'Università degli Studi di Trieste (IT). Dopo essermi occupato di Software Quality Assurance presso una importante realtà del settore assicurativo e finanziario, lavoro come sviluppatore per una start-up impegnata in nuove tecnologie e innovazione.

Nel tempo libero mi piace viaggiare, andare a concerti e leggere fantascienza.

Recent CS/IT/programming books:

  • Kent Beck, Extreme Programming Explained, 1999

Other books:

  • Robert M. Pirsig, Lo zen e l'arte della manutenzione della motocicletta, 1974

Sep
25
asked How to deal with automated test cases that always fail?
Sep
25
answered Language preferences in the QA community
Sep
25
answered The structure of test logs?
Sep
25
awarded  Supporter
Sep
20
comment Looking for a content-aware library for regression testing of PDF files
I'm still using INET PDFC, but an older free version. You can download now a 30 days free trial. It's the best tool I've found and I think it's not too expensive.
Sep
7
answered Capture screen during exploratory testing
Sep
1
awarded  Teacher
Aug
30
comment Resources for test automation
Spam filters prevented me from posting sikuli.org hyperlink, so here it is.
Aug
30
answered Resources for test automation
Aug
24
answered How can I access a site protected with basic HTTP authentication using Python, Selenium2, and Chrome Webdriver
Aug
24
comment Looking for a content-aware library for regression testing of PDF files
The blacking out of variable areas would be overwhelming, (10 different type of documents, each about 50-70 pages, that may vary every 2 months) so I prefer to stick to my actual implementation. I bookmarked your site though, looking forward for a full comparison library =)
Aug
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
24
awarded  Analytical
Aug
7
comment Looking for a content-aware library for regression testing of PDF files
Maybe I was not clear enough in my question. "Beyond Compare" supports text extraction from PDF, but what happens if the text is OK but there isn't the table containing it, and in image is missing? What if the text is OK but there's a huge hole in the middle of the page, pushing the text at the bottom? I need also a visual comparison. INET PDFC makes screenshots of the pages and highlights the structural (and of course, text) differencies, but It does not work on a lot of files :-/
Aug
6
comment Looking for a content-aware library for regression testing of PDF files
The "Beyond Compare" tools does not seem to support PDF files. Binary content of files is different, as some dates and IDs change, I'm looking for some tool that also support some kind of check on how the pages are formatted, if paragraphs are missing and so. I tryed the 2.0.60 beta of INET PDFC but it's broken. I already opened a ticket to their support service. Stable 1.10 release has some defects and is not working very well.
Aug
6
awarded  Student
Aug
6
comment Looking for a content-aware library for regression testing of PDF files
I also do the same using Apache PDFBox for some content, but I need a "visual" check of the pages. Text may be scrambled or paragraphs repeated more than once on different parts of the document.
Aug
3
asked Looking for a content-aware library for regression testing of PDF files