A random Github repository

Not long time ago Github introduced the “actions” feature:

You can define in a well-known subfolder of your project (.github) another subfolder (workflows) along with the other files already supported, such as templates for issues, etc., with yet another…


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TimescaleDB is an open-source database packaged as a Postgres extension that supports time series. After a lot of struggle integrating time-series database with relational ones to make peace between IOT field telemetry and business data, I want to try to keep all related stuff together. Having a single language for…


This is a story from 1985. It is not about COVID-19 quarantine and lockdown: it happened when I was 9. Probably a lot of my friends already know the story, but since it has a lot of connection with the present situation I think it is a tale worth telling.


Hello, dear citizen of the free world. I’m writing while I’m in a lifestyle. On Monday night Italy’s prime minister decided that the entire country would be covered by restrictions that can be summarised as follows:

All travel was banned unless justified on professional or…


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A few weeks ago I was setting up a minimal Continuous Integration solution based on Maven running on Bitbucket pipelines. To frame the problem lets just say it was a git mono-repo with the sources of multiple artifacts. Some of these artifacts where runnable applications, but others where client libraries…


Day 5 presented a very peculiar challenge. The puzzle itself was not that hard, but my caveat using just Apache Spark API made it really challenging to build in a performant and elegant way.

This was the first part of the challenge:


I kept working on the Advent of code challenge using just the Spark API. Here you can find my solution of day 1 and all the code is on my Github repo.

I’ll try to be more consistent in the next few days, but I think I’m going to engage…


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This year the “ Advent of code challenge” seems to have taken more spin than in the past editions… or maybe many people I know are joining the challenge. So to make something different rather than writing solution in functional Typescript or Scala I decided to try to build a…


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Today is my last day at Engineering S.P.A, one of the biggest software firms in Italy. I worked here for over a decade. In a so long stretch of time, there have been good, bad and very bad moments. I came here to develop a huge developer oriented source generator/framework…


On September 24th I will ride in the Distinguished Gentlemen Ride

This is me an my bike at a recent Ducati Scrambler event

As a rider of a stylish Ducati Scrambler, I will join my local chapter of the DGR. It is a retro-themed motorbike event, held globally in the world, to raise funds for research into prostate cancer and mental health…

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