This piece originally appeared in my column ‘Reality Bytes’ in issue dated 12th Aug, 2002 of the Free Press Journal, an English daily published from Indore, India. Some text has been borrowed from a Research Paper on the subject by Lee Ratzen. The World Wide Web is indeed too deep to be explored in its […]
India’s software industry is reaching its adolescence and facing challenges from several directions. Price isn’t the only issue anymore, customers are demanding more sophisticated services while multinational competitors like IBM and Accenture have been nipping at their heels. Debashish Chakrabarty talked to Avinash Sethi, co-founder of Indore based software firm Infobeans to know the challenges a middle-sized company based at a lesser known location faces.
Thanks Matt Quail for the pointer to Cool Stuff. To quote from the site: Developed but not released for commercial use, these golden nuggets of technology, code and concepts are now being made available to Sun's developer community.
Javaranch features a nice poem (actually a spoof on “The Tiger” by William Blake) authored by Joshua Bloch which he recited at the 2003 JavaOne conference. Tiger, Tiger Burning BrightLike a geek who works all nightWhat new-fangled bit or byteCould ease the hacker's weary plight?
A perfect case of how the people in power can use it for personal gains. Indian politics has been known for it. Leaders holding posts leave no stone unturned to take vendetta. (Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha had publicly humiliated Karunannidhi by dragging him to Police station at midnight.) The way politicians set the tunes to […]
Extreme Programming (XP) founder Kent Beck quips in an interview: “Java is so pessimistic. You have this compiler saying–I'm not sure this program isn't going to run so I won't run it.–I find that attitude disturbing in a program. I notice that the safety in pessimistic languages is an illusion.”