Pluralsight Augmented Reality Course

My new course gives all the basics and practical steps, from theory to practice, to understand Augmented Reality concepts and to start immediately developing Android apps with Augmented Reality features.

Watch it now!

Pluralsight Intelligent Systems Course

This course is an advanced journey in the developing phases of an Intelligent System, using Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry and Windows Azure.

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Pluralsight Windows Embedded 8 Course

My first Pluralsight course is now available. This course provides an overview about the new features, tools and changes introduced in Windows Embedded 8 Standard, the successor of Windows Embedded Standard 7.

Watch it now!

The Annoying Clicking

An annoying, crazy, mind-breaking game.

Now available for Windows 8! Visit the official site or go to the Windows Store to try The Annoying Clicking!


GazTrack is an easy car fuel tracking system with simple data analysis. It easily tracks your car refuel history and fuel economy.

Now available also for Windows 8! Go to the Windows Store and get my new app GazTrack! For Windows Phone, go to the Marketplace and download GazTrack!

SimpleQR for Windows 8

QRCode generation and printing made simple: define the content, set some desired scan target parameters and press the Generate button. Your QRCode is ready! Then, it can be printed or saved as image.

Go to the Windows Store and get my new app SimpleQR

The Wedding Planner

My first Windows 8 app is now available on the Windows Store, for free.

Please, try it! Your feedbacks are very valuable.

Now available also for iPad. Get it from the AppStore!

community days 2015, milan, Italy

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In a few days, in Milan (Italy), in Microsoft headquarters, there will be one of the biggest Italian community event, Community Days 2015, organized by Italian communities and user groups focused on Microsoft products and technologies, to offer a 3-days full of news, updates and technical sessions.

The event is almost sold-out and among the numerous sessions (this year 103, divided in 15 tracks on 3 days) and the various world-wide famous speakers (92!), there will be me and Beppe Platania, presenting a theorical overview about Internet of Things (from Embedded to Cloud) and some practical solutions based on Microsoft technologies (and more).

For those interested, see you on March 24th and 25th!

New Pluralsight course about Augmented Reality on Android

I'm very happy to announce that my third Pluralsight course has been published early today: Getting Started with Augmented Reality on Android devices.

Pluralsight AR courseLast year, most of my daily work consisted of analyzing and developing a number of Augmented Reality projects on the Android platform, using Google Glass and Android Wear devices. Used to Windows Phone and its development environment and tools, I had a big paradigm shift and learning curve, which gave me the idea to create this getting started course, for people like me who want to start from scratch developing Augmented Reality applications.

This course introduces Android developers to Augmented Reality concepts and applications. AR apps are already available on smartphones and tablets, but in the next months and years, with the wide adoption of smart-glasses, they will redefine our lives, by blending the physical world with virtual worlds and shifting applications from our device screens directly to our eyes. Starting from the theory, hands-on examples will enable students to quickly develop and deploy amazing Augmented Reality applications, either using low-level algorithms or leveraging high-quality AR frameworks.

I'm willing to know what you think about it and, for any question, feel free to contact me!

Discover the world of the Internet Of Things

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Beps Engineering, in collaboration with Jusan Network, is pleased to invite you to attend the event free of charge on the theme of the Internet Of Things.

The event is scheduled for Friday, November 28, 2014 in Turin, at the I3P Incubator of the Politecnico di Torino, located in Via Pier Carlo Boggio 59. For more information and to find out the complete program, please refer to

The event is free of charge, but the number of places is limited.

Register now


MVP 2014 Windows Embedded

MVP LogoI am delighted to announce that I have been awarded Microsoft Windows Embedded MVP for the 4th time!

Thank you to all involved Microsoft and non-Microsoft people who made this possible!

The Microsoft MVP Program is a worldwide award and recognition program that strives to identify amazing individuals in technical communities around the globe who share a passion for technology and the spirit of community. To become an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) candidates are nominated by Microsoft or other community members: they are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. These individuals are chosen because they are exemplary community leaders who voluntarily share their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.

Congratulations to the other Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals world-wide, nominated and renewed today. Especially, I want to congratulate with my colleague Beppe Platania who has been awarded again Windows Embedded MVP!

Windows Embedded Industry 8.1 Webinar

AvnetOn October, 2 2014 at 3 PM (CET) there will be a free on-line webinar presented in Italian by Cesare De Siena (AVNET Embedded) and Beppe Platania (BEPS Engineering): Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro: the "easy to use" embedded.

WE8.1 Industry Pro and Industry Pro Retail allow you to implement Windows 8.1 technology on your embedded devices in an easy and secure way.

If you want to know functionalities and details of the new operating system, register here.


Microsoft //Publish/ Turin


On May 16th and 17th, in Turin (Italy), a free event will take place, organized by Microsoft in collaboration with I3P and MIC Torino.

Bring your existing app and game projects to Microsoft's //publish/ event to code with developers from Italy and around the world. Collaborate and get help with app design, performance, testing, publishing, porting from Unity - you name it. It's 2 days devoted to getting your app up and running smoothly on Windows phones, tablets, and PCs.

Receive onsite support from Microsoft and community experts to remove blockers and add the finishing touches to your project. Join a testing group of your peers and try your app out on a range of devices. Connect online with developers and Microsoft product specialists from all over the globe in simultaneous worldwide events. Show off your completed project at the App Showcase.

Prizes will be awarded to showcase winners and there are special incentives to submit your app for publishing while at the event. Don't forget - apps published to the Windows or Windows Phone Store before June 1st, 2014 are eligible for even more great prizes through the //publish/ Developer Contest

Registration is required!  See you in lab.

Pluralsight new course about Intelligent Systems

I'm very happy to announce that my second Pluralsight course has been published today: Building an Intelligent System: From Embedded to Cloud

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This course is an advanced journey in the developing phases of an Intelligent System, using Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry and Microsoft Azure. After a brief introduction to the Internet of Things concept, we'll see how a real word intelligent system can be built, starting from requirements and specifications, passing through configuration, services, management, cloud backend, and communication strategies, up to the final deploy.

Let me know what you think about it and, for any question, feel free to write me an e-mail!

Microsoft Embedded Conference 2014


On February 15th, 2014 in Naples, Italy, there will be the second Microsoft Embedded Conference. The free full-day event is organized by the cultural association DotNetCampania and his community.

This year, the focus will be on the Internet Of Things and M2M Communications, the top trending topics of 2014. We'll see how Microsoft technologies can be used to design and integrate such solutions, called "Intelligent Systems". These are always online and cloud inter-connected systems.

Beppe Platania  and me will participate as speakers and we'll present Sense3an Embedded+cloud solution for Showrooms, events and Entertainment.

All the details about the session and logistics are available on the official website:

It will be a great event for all embedded hobbyists and professionals. See you in Naples on February 15th.

new syncfusion e-book: "ASP.NET Web API Succinctly"

ASP.NET Web API Succinctly

Probably, the most of you know Syncfusion for their great and FREE MetroStudio, an icon repository tool with over 2500 icons for Windows Phone/Windows Store apps. But Syncfusion FREE offer doesn't stop here: they provide a number of interesting white papers and one of the biggest and growing collection of technical e-books, the " Succinctly" series, covering mainly Microsoft technologies, but not only them. Just a few days ago a new e-book has been published: " ASP.NET Web API Succinctly", written by the compatriot Web Architect Emanuele DelBono.

This book is an overview of Microsoft ASP.NET Web API technology, a new web framework based on ASP.NET MVC, introduced by Microsoft to easily build powerful HTTP-based services, which are becoming more and more a requirement for companies. A few weeks ago, the framework has been refreshed with the release of Microsoft ASP.NET Web API 2, but the core concepts are still the same, so if you would like to start from the basis and learn how to build your powerful Web APIs, the book is a great starting point. In the perfect "Succinctly" aim, the book is a concise technical book that introduces most of the required topics in less than 100 pages.

Let's see its contents.


TTG Event – Source Control Systems

TTG LogoOn November 28th, there will be the Torino Technologies Group (TTG) community event, hosted in Microsoft Innovation Center Torino (Italy).

Together with Fabrizio Accatino, I will present an introductory session about Source Control Systems: we'll talk about Distirbuted Source Control systems and I'll introduce Git. We'll see some Windows Git clients and the new integration in Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and Team Foundation Service.

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