Who is Right, Who is Wrong?

As human beings and developers, we like to have clear answers and solutions, even when a solution that makes everyone happy might not even exist. Grey areas are not welcome, but when dealing with software…

Data Natives Unlimited 2020

Renato is looking forward to be a speaker at Data Natives Unlimited 2020 that will take place online for the first time this year. Join us online on November 19th! The online conference has a…

TestCon Europe 2020

The slides of Renato’s talk today at TestCon Europe 2020. Hey, Where is My Country? How to Test Your App and Website for Geolocation and Geopolitical Challenges What looks like a simple choice in a…

Argentina doubles in size?

This morning I was listening to a podcast on the Economist Radio were they discussed Argentina recently doubling in size and “setting a precedent with big diplomatic and resource-extraction implications”. Argentina is not even in…

War in Nagorno-Karabakh – or Artsakh

This week Jonah Fisher, Ukraine correspondent at BBC News, reported from Nagorno-Karabakh for the BBC radio programme “From Our Own Correspondent”. While fighting has sadly continued in the South Caucasus region, he highlighted how web…

What does saorico.com mean?

The name of the project saorico.com was liberally inspired by the Portuguese name São Rico, a fictional South American country in The Adventures of Tintin. The fictional country São Rico is a good example of…

Do countries really change names?

You finally published a beautiful and static drop down list with the names of all the countries worldwide. You even manage dto use a sensible label like “Territory” or “Country/Region” to avoid any controversy for…

Hey, where is my country?

What looks like a simple choice in a drop-down list, can turn into a PR nightmare. Integrating an external mapping service can unintentionally make many of your users unhappy. How can software developers and startups manage location-based services in disputed territories or partially recognized state?