XenApp, my new book!

With the new 7.x version of XenApp, Citrix made many changes to its infrastructure and to the way it works; hence Packt Publishing, that is the editor of my  first book about XenApp, asked me for a new, updated edition: The book consists of four chapters and covers the following topics: [checklist] the new Flexcast Management Architecture (FMA): how…

FTDI drivers and counterfeit chips: warning!

FTDI are widely used in electronic devices, in particular for USB-serial adapters. In the past some blogs reported that on the market there were many counterfeit chips, that are chips labeled as FTDI but manufactured by other companies. A deep analysis shows several differences between the original and the fake chips. In the last few days on different forums (Arduino, EEVBlog, Hack’a’Day…)…

App Inventor v2

The M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has recently published the version 2 of App Inventor, a tool to develop Android apps. Its official website is http://appinventor.mit.edu/ App Inventor makes easy to develop – with graphical tools – both the GUI and the logic of a mobile app. I really appreciated how fast is to develop even complex applications connecting…

Arduino IDE 1.5.5

The Arduino team yesterday released IDE version 1.5.5, available for download on the official site. Remember that this version must be considered still in beta and compulsory only to write sketches for Arduino Due or Arduino Yùn; for the other boards it is still suggested the use of the stable 1.0.x In the changelog, in addition…