Will Tiger be scary?

I was very happy when I wrote this but Matt Quail scared me badly. Though pertinent, I hope such scepticism is later proven unfounded. Don Park insists that there was no need to go for features like “Generics” when there were other critical pending issues like extending SWT and incremental installation. But as Joshua Bloch said, none […]

Am I sending spam?

Lincoln Spector has helped me in knowing about those bounced emails that pop-up in my inbox each day. None of these mails, that are actually stealth product promotions, were sent by me. The new trend is spamming is now to create sender addresses picked randomly off the same list from which recipient addresses are harvested. […]

Sun: Empathising with Programmers?

My tête-à-tête with EJB was not pleasant. Though involved in server-side development I have never been into developing full-fledged J2EE applications using EJB. Despite of joining a crash course it scares me. Many fellow Java developers would perhaps agree: conceptually, EJB seems intimidating. It seems Sun Microsystems has now awoken to the fact as well. […]

E-governance not possible without vernacular software: Vinay Chhajlani

E-governance not possible without vernacular software: Vinay Chhajlani

India will have 50 million Internet users by 2003 and at least half of them don’t speak in English. With DataQuest pegging its potential market size at Rs. 500 crore, local language internet market is destined to be the next big thing. Suave entrepreneur Vinay Chhajlani foresaw this much earlier. In a tete-a-tete with Debashish […]

Madhya Pradesh government committed to embrace IT: Kay Brown

Madhya Pradesh government committed to embrace IT: Kay Brown

It seemed promising earlier too but India began capitalizing on this new buzzword only in 2001. Flustered after the dot com carnage Bio-informatics was the next big thing for the VCs. And their decision has never been more apposite. The biotech industry in India touched $2.5 billion in 2001, and is expected to proliferate to […]

Madhya Pradesh still invisible on country’s IT map: Praveen Kankariya

Madhya Pradesh still invisible on country’s IT map: Praveen Kankariya

“We are very different from other software services providers”, he quips. This couldn’t be far from truth for his is one of the few companies who were successful in bringing technology focus on Indore. Foraying from software services to R&D to BPO Impetus Infotech (India) Pvt. Limited was formed in 1991 by Praveen Kankariya, now […]