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bio website darugna.wordpress.com
location Trieste, Italy
age 29
visits member for 2 years, 2 months
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EN
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:

  • Sonatype, Maven by example, 2008
  • Kent Beck, Extreme Programming Explained, 1999

Other books:

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

Feb
13
comment When should I start doing performance testing of a web-app?
In the and I accepted your answer. Our customers complained about "performance" so now it gained attention. Thanks anyone for the great comments.
Jan
9
comment Best free (or very cheap) automation tool for Windows GUI testing?
Looks interesting, I'm giving it a try in the next days. Thank you.
Dec
27
comment When should I start doing performance testing of a web-app?
Customers didn't complain directly about performance, but some other problems they encountered and complained about are performance-related.
Dec
27
comment When should I start doing performance testing of a web-app?
I'll have hands-on an end-to-end setup. My question is summarized in: better to start immediately (when the web app is "young" and can change very quickly) or wait when the app is more defined?
Dec
27
comment When should I start doing performance testing of a web-app?
Working on "perceived performance" is a nice idea in many situations, I didn't think about that! I'll propose this suggestion, thank you!
Nov
21
comment Are Selenium functional tests reliable enough to be worthwhile?
+1 for the best practices link! Thank you
Oct
25
comment What are strong points of RFT comparing to other test management tools?
I do not know if Simplified Scripting is enabled for .NET, but this is the guide for disabling it: www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21405134
Oct
25
comment RFT - very slow to add objects
No, RFT records the tree structure of the page, using the browser as the root object. But you can dynamically get objects using the find() method, more details here: ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/06/0711_nowacki_nodwell
Oct
24
comment What are strong points of RFT comparing to other test management tools?
Wich OS/Java version are you using? Did you disable the Simplified Scripting? RFT isn't fast, but 5 minutes sounds too much to me.
Sep
26
comment How to write a test case for CAPTCHA code
Upvote for suggesting the use of stub/dummy/mock object
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.
Aug
30
comment Resources for test automation
Spam filters prevented me from posting sikuli.org hyperlink, so here it is.
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
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
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.