Friday, May 21, 2010

Motivate team to work on legacy products...

In every company, we have situations where some legacy products. Legacy can be in sense of programming language OR platform OR UI OR features OR anything else you think 'legacy'! But still we need to work on it because we have clients using it and we need to provide maintainability/support for them.

Only cash can not make the developers happy. You should provide them good environment so that they can pay attention to their work.

Another thing is no technology is bad OR legacy OR older. Thing is if your company needs to maintain it, then you must keep it going. But keep all standards for designing, coding, testing, code review, interactive sessions etc...

Also you can motivate them to convert your legacy code to some new platform for better performance and maintainability. Every company does that even once. Why?I think, because they want to compete with other market products.

Also provide them some cool sessions for other technologies which are used in your company but they don't know or use. Let them be deeply in the things, give them proper time and support and be problem solving. Main goal is to deliver on time with less rework and bugs.

Provide some rewards towards their work and keep them happy about their work. After all work is what we do together. If the team feels right, they will do right and develop right.

Until your product works fine without any problem and client is happy then you can think to add new feature to it. Today technology is better and we can integrate different applications without any programming language bar. You can do new development in new-age languages and integrate them with your product, which will keep your product ready for today's competition.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Google wave is open now...

Hey friends, I know i am not online since  last 1 year but sorry about that. I was bit busy working around new RnD stuff, so not found time to blog. But now i think i will be able to do this. I would love to tell you that Google wave is now open to all, and anyone can create new account Or use it by gmail account.

I don't think you need an introduction to google wave because many of us know it and use it. Also many sites are providing detailed usage and examples of using google wave. So i am not bother to write about that. Try it, use it as meetings, collaboration, communication, tutorials, polls etc... anything you want.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Zemanta - Enhances your writeup with suggested images, links, videos...

Guys guys, this is my second post of today, i just can not stop myself sharing this with you. Its very nice tool. This tool does is to try to help you making your work looks more creative.

while you write your blog post in Blogger, Zemanta opens up a sidebar next to the Blogger post editor. After you've written a few sentences, Zemanta analyzes the words in your post and suggests images and video that are relevant to your post; with one click, it inserts them into your post.

Check out the screenshot, click on it view in full size. I have written "Firefox is a nice browser", the text i have pointed with green arrow. and it has suggested me links, tags,images in the sidebar etc...

Yeah may be the main image it has given has nothing to do with firefox, but i said, ' It analyzes the text" so..we will understand, it can happen :).

More @ Zemanta

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

MyZilla - Bugzilla desktop client...

We all know what bugzilla is, But still i am mentioning for them who heard it first time.

In software development, we keep track of problems in some kind of database system. We call them 'Bugs', not those creatures :). There are some cool software systems provided for bug tracking. Bugzilla is one nice bug tracking web based tool, which can keep track of all our bugs and having many cool features.

Rather then writing myself lets see what they say about it,
Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack.
MyZilla is a free desktop client for Bugzilla bug tracking system. By providing the means of working with a desktop application, it increases the productivity of all project members.

Here’s a short list of what’s new in MyZilla 1.2:

* Http basic authentication implemented.
* Access bugzilla server configured on different port that the standar one.
* For unknown file types, open with window is shown (for attachment and export files).
* Attachment icon column added to the query results grid.
* Attachment list accesible from the bug preview pane.
* Menu option for checking new MyZilla version.
* Enhanced search for bugs(search criteria using any of the bugzilla fields).
* MailTo functinality for the asignee and reporter fields.
Some of the bug fixes in 1.2
* CC and assignedTo list were not accesible in certain bugzilla configurations.
* Character encoding was not properly handled. National specific characters were not properly send to the bugzilla server.
* Some fields were not retrived and displayed in search grid.
* Exporting failed when due to width of the page.
* Date format fields not always correct handled.
More @ MyZilla

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Release : JBoss AS 5.1.0.Beta1

The Beta version of JBoss AS 5.1 is out. This is very much aligned with AS 5.0.1 with changes in the new configuration API (i.e. Profile Service) to be used by the next version of embedded Jopr, as well as a WebBeans preview.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Pic: Where your Apple Tax goes?

See the picture below.Its too hilarious.I am attaching here because may be if apple got eyes on the link below,then also you can see it ;).



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