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Java for young developers

Java for young developers

Are you teaching someone Java? Do you know anyone who is taking an introductory training in Java? Do you want your 5 year old kid to start on Java? If yes, then you can help them further by introducing to free interactive IDEs made just for this purpose.
Writing custom XPath rules for PMD

Writing custom XPath rules for PMD

PMD comes with a set of handy rules, which more than often are sufficient for any project. However, in real life projects you also need some custom rules to be created. This article talks about writing custom PMD rules using XPath.
Author Spotlight Wordpress Widget

Author Spotlight WordPress Widget

Author Spotlight is a new Wordpress widget recently created by me and added to the Wordpress plugin repository. The Widget displays the profile of the author width the author website link and author profile photo on the Post (Single) page.
PODvantage

PODvantage

Self publishing is no more vanity publishing and in this age of e-publishing more and more brick and mortar publishers are adapting to the new trend. In this article Debashish Chakrabarty and Ravishankar Shrivastava would take you to the world of self-publishing where they also explore the POD scene in...
An interview with Dr Sugata Mitra

An interview with Dr Sugata Mitra

An interview with award winning scientist & proponent of the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment: Dr Sugata Mitra. He started the experiment at the slums at Kalkaji, Delhi in 1999 & proved that kids could learn computers without formal training and teachers.

Latest entries
Sleepy Tales!

Sleepy Tales!

Zulfikar has this interesting post on Sleep. We all know that different people need different amount of sleep. But managing its is certainly an art. During my college days when trying to have a siesta in my hostel room was next to impossible due to the noise and disturbances around, while my room partner would sleep like a...

Delhi musings

Hey! I thought I should add a bit of Delhi musings. It was a trip to Delhi after a long time. Though I hardly got any time to roam about except for the last day of the session which ended a bit early. The plan was to go to PVR Anupam at Saket to watch...
Persuasive Computers

Persuasive Computers

William Grosso has an interesting post on Captology . The basic notion here is that, similar to human persuaders, computers and other technological devices can be employed to persuade people to do things by subtly rewarding “correct behaviours”. In the picture alongside, Captology describes the area where computing technology and persuasion potentially overlap. This is fun. I...

"this" is no good!

Eric Burke has a very sound advice against using “this” in your Java code, an advice against the conventions. Prefixing object field references with “this”, says Eric, clutters up code and may indicate too much complexity. “If you really need to differentiate local variables from object fields, consider prefixing your object fields with “_” or some other...