Fabrizio D'Ammassa

A software development lover

About Me

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My name is Fabrizio D’Ammassa, I was born in Sora and I spent the first 19 years of my life in Posta Fibreno before moving to Rome to attend the courses of Computer Engineering faculty at University of Rome Tor Vergata where I graduated in 2008 with a master thesis on Model Driven Architecture.

I live in Frascati with my girlfriend since January 2011, I practice five-a-side football twice a week, I would improve my English and play the piano more frequently, I drive a Lancia Delta but I hate Rome disorderly traffic.

I have been working for 2 years at Coresecure as web developer (and much more) and Google Analytics consultant where I had a great time learning advanced web development techniques and products such as Magento and Grails. I currently work as System Engineer at Nextant in the field of Air Traffic Management. Since the end of 2011 I work also as freelance software engineer with primary focus on web applications (php and java most common stacks).

My first computer was the Commodore64, I wrote my first program in QuickBasic when I was 10 years old. After a big pause (you know… girls, sport…) of about 8 years, I fell in love with programming again (and forever) at 19.

I manage my own VPS that I use as development and test environment (I chose Ubuntu as Linux distribution).


  • Agile methods (Scrum and XP)
  • Rails
  • Python with focus on web development
  • GIS
  • Behavior Driven Development
  • Continuous Integration
  • Test Driven Development
  • NoSql
  • Web scaling techinques
  • Node.js
  • Javascript frameworks (Backbone, CanJs)

What is this blog about?

  1. Web development stacks tips and tuts (Php, Groovy, Ruby, Python, Javascript)
  2. Lessons learned from real life projects
  3. Everything I learn from the evolving items of the wish-to-learn-list and that I consider useful to share with others

Keep in touch

  • My blog
  • E-mail fabrizio.dammassa@gmail.com
  • Skype fdammassa
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn