Thank you for your interest about this blog and its author. I'm Carmine Noviello and I'm a software programmer and hardware designer in Italy. I live in the south of Italy, in the countryside close to the wonderful Naples.
I started playing with computer since I was less than ten years. I started having fun with the first PCs in the '80 and, day-by-day, I've translated a passion in my work. Different from other programmers, I started coding with a language not so common at that time: Clipper. I still don't know why I decided to learn that programming language. Probably, the main reason is that Clipper was used as a language for relational systems (especially DBASE III) and then for the development of software for banks management. And this was really mainstream at that time.
For many years I've developed several programs in Visual Basic (one of them - a program for patients management for medical doctors - reached the market too) until I began attend the college, where I started programming in Unix environments and other programming languages like C/C++. But one day I discovered what would become the programming language of my life: Python. I've written thousands of hundreds of lines of code in Python, ranging from web systems to embedded devices. I think that Python is the most expressive and productive programming language than ever, and it's always my first choice when I've to code something.
For about ten years I worked at National Research Council in Italy (CNR) as research assistant, where I spent my time coding web-based and distributed content management systems. In 2010 my professional life has changed dramatically. For several reasons that I'm not here to enumerate, I found myself catapulted into a world I had always considered obscure: electronics. I started first developing firmware on low-cost MCUs, and then designing custom PCBs. Meanwhile I founded a company, which produces wireless automation systems, together with other crazy colleagues. I recently decided to relaunch this space, left to decay for months (years). I also decided to switch the main language of this blog from Italian to English (unfortunately, the majority of old articles are still in Italian only). Comments and opinions are really welcome: a simple comment to an article can do very happy who spends hours (and days) writing something 😉