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NFJS in Boston this weekend

February 27th, 2015 No comments

I will be attending NFJS for next 3 days scheduled to start from today 02/27 and will run for next 3 days. Conference will focus on the latest technologies and best practices emerging in the Java / JVM software development space

NFJS at Boston

Excited to see lots of topics which I plan to attend. I will post about few topics on this blog next week.

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How much big data is going to get ?

May 14th, 2011 No comments

As the world moves online  organization, government, every one is adapting to technology and moving their records online . few years back there were 45 million web users . Today they stand more than 1 billion and count is increasing as more and developed countries make broadband cheaper and available and government moving toward e governance.

Google alone has petabytes of data which is increasing every day.  There has been an article in NY times on New Ways to Exploit Raw Data May Bring Surge of Innovation. A report from MCkinsey is “Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity.” It makes estimates of the potential benefits from deploying data-harvesting technologies and skills.

This surge in data would fuel demand for mathematics majors or data crunchers and organizations would look to mine the data, crunch the numbers and make use of it.

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Comparison of Google’s Honeycomb OS with Apple OS

February 17th, 2011 No comments

Apple has enjoyed highest market share pie in its OS market for Tablets & Phones for the past few years. But Google’s Android OS is proving to be the tough contender for them by launching better version at consistent interval & Honeycomb OS version is the one such new product by them. Honeycomb OS version has many features which is unavailable in the Apple’s OS & is currently seen as the next biggest market player in OS market. Some of the comparison between Apple OS and Google’s Honeycomb OS are as follows:-

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Google Android Honeycomb OS Features

February 17th, 2011 No comments

Google has recently released some new attractive features in the newly launched honeycomb version of Android OS and since then public is vying to get a glimpse of the newly introduced Honeycomb OS features. So if you are geekozoid & looking for the quick run down on Honeycomb features then the complete ready reckoner is here for you:-

Fastest version: Google other Android OS versions like Gingerbread is faster but the Honeycomb version gives you fastest speed, letting the customers to demand more such version.

Compatible with all previous apps: - Android Honeycomb OS version is compatible with all the previously launched application whereas this feature is unavailable in Google’s other Android OS version.

Compatible with Tablets & Phones: - You can run your Android honeycomb OS on your tablet with as much ease as on phone.

Button free Tablets: - Honeycomb version has completely removed the requirement of physical button in Tablets thus making the Tablets all the more light weight in comparison to previous Tablets. By installing honeycomb version button in tablets would appear on the tablets screen & its position is smartly designed so that it will always appear on the bottom side no matter in which direction you are rotating your tablet.

Widget Friendly: - Customers often complained about limited option in Android OS widget features but you don’t have to any more as Honeycomb comes with some very handy, smooth widgets full of customized graphics & range of attractive widget features. Email widgets, calendar widgets are some of the widgets you have to watch for in the honeycomb version.

Video chat in Google talk: - Android OS honeycomb version gives you option of doing video chat in your gtalk apps which has been much awaited by customers. Read more…

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Tools to monitor your website

January 19th, 2011 1 comment

Here are some tools that can help you diagnose website issues:

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Apache resigns for Java Executive Committee

December 10th, 2010 No comments

In another blow in trying to bring Java Open source , Apache has resigned from Java SE/EE executive committee.

Why Apache took this step ?

The recent Java SE 7 vote was the last chance for the JCP EC to demonstrate that the EC has any intent to defend the JCP as an open specification process, and demonstrate that the letter and spirit of the law matter.   To sum up the issues at stake in the vote, we believe that while continuing to fail to uphold their responsibilities under the JSPA, Oracle provided the EC with a Java SE 7 specification request and license that are self-contradictory, severely restrict distribution of independent implementations of the spec, and most importantly, prohibit the distribution of independent open source implementations of the spec.  Oracle has refused to answer any reasonable and responsible questions from the EC regarding these problem

The Apache Software Foundation concludes that that JCP is not an open specification process – that Java specifications are proprietary technology that must be licensed directly from the spec lead under whatever terms the spec lead chooses; that the commercial concerns of a single entity, Oracle, will continue to seriously interfere with and bias the transparent governance of the ecosystem;  that it is impossible to distribute independent implementations of JSRs under open source licenses such that users are protected from IP litigation by expert group members or the spec lead; and finally, the EC is unwilling or unable to assert the basic power of their role in the JCP governance process

This is very big step and it will again raise questions , Can java be open sourced or Oracle will try to control all aspects of Java and its licensing.

Is Java on path to lose its stature as open source programming language ? Although Java was not clearly open sourced but it was also not under so much control as Oracle is trying to exert on it.

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Google Search Appliance and OneBoxes

November 25th, 2010 No comments

Nowadays Searching right data withing an organization is becoming very important and Google – The most popular search engine provider, is also providing this within an organization. GSA – Google Search Appliance is a product from Google , which provides fast and relevant search within intranet.
GSA like Google site, would croll all the listed intranet sites, and some known data sources like content management systems, user portals and indexes all the documents for search. It also exposes an Google search interface to end users. One can also customize the front end according to their company needs. GSA can also be configured to pull some real time data using special applications called ‘OneBoxes’ which fetch real time data during the search.
According to google :

Google OneBox for Enterprise brings the power and simplicity of search as a “fast front door” to information into the enterprise network. OneBox Modules provide secure real time access to information on the Google Search Appliance or external data sources. On, OneBox modules display specially formatted information like movies, weather and airport information. Imagine accessing critical information like your business calendar, your business contacts or even sales reports from an easy to use search interface.

Altogether Google is showing how a simple search could add value within an enterprise also.

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After Microsoft , adobe move to wordpress

October 19th, 2010 No comments

It is getting bigger for wordpress community and wordpress fans. After Microsoft decided to shut down its microsoft live blogging platform and switch to wordpress  , it is now adobe’s turn to do same.

ou can see the collection of blogs over on

Go WordPress Go!!

Drupal vs wordpress

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