Category Archives: Developer

Formal Education makes you dumb and kills your time

More than half of the world’s billioners are college drop-outs. Does that point to something ? Well, sort of. It is becoming evidently clear that going to schools for the purpose of getting “educated” is clearly a waste of time and a breach of knowledge. But colleges provide you an experience that is wonderful and cherishing – for this reason, it is worth the time and effort. If you are lucky, you can get good friends or if you are more lucky, you could get yourself a life partner. But apart from these reasons, there is very little evidence that schools and colleges are going to make you smarter. Intelligence cannot be taught – Intelligence is a trait that cannot really be acquired. Continue reading Formal Education makes you dumb and kills your time

Code is King, Coding is an Art, Code is Supreme

Coding is an art. Everything else is a humbug leave alone the sales and marketing (the only other important things) – i meant the process audits, useless meetings and so on. Coding is the reason why many developers are hired for a project and are paid for. But some unethical developers sneak into an organization hoodwinking the interviewers into believing that they are experts at code. These unethical developers are the root cause for Continue reading Code is King, Coding is an Art, Code is Supreme

Android Tablet makes more sense than iPad

Why buy an iPad when you can buy a better Android Tablet at a fraction of cost ? I don’t understand this inexplicable frenzy behind any Apple product. I could not stop to wonder if people have lost their sanity or if they have been hypnotized en masse. I tried to play with and iPad and even tried to work with it. I do not write it off – it is a good tablet Continue reading Android Tablet makes more sense than iPad

Will Google Hummingbird (new Algorithm) affect SEO ?

Google is clearly the God of search engines and web masters have discovered many ways to optimize their websites to improve their visibility on Google. Google has silently released a new search algorithm named Hummingbird which is already incorporated into their search engine. Considering this and considering many other technical reasons, I believe Google’s new Search algorithm Google Hummingbird may not adversely affect Continue reading Will Google Hummingbird (new Algorithm) affect SEO ?

Software Patents could be illegal, are a bad idea and should be abolished

Software Patents are not just a bad idea, but could be illegal too. The supreme court of USA (Case 545 F.3d 943, 88 U.S.P.Q.2d 1385) ruled that Software is mostly “mathematical algorithms which by themselves are abstract ideas that are not patentable”. Continue reading Software Patents could be illegal, are a bad idea and should be abolished

Free software (as in beer) is rabidly dangerous

Over the past decade software is becoming increasingly free (free as in beer) where as the development cost is headed skywards. Anybody who has a knack on economics and business would understand that this is another marketing ploy wherein their wallets are being filled by some huge corporate or through government grants. This would adversely affect the software industry as a whole. Continue reading Free software (as in beer) is rabidly dangerous

No Promotion at job though you deserved it ?

You deserved it but you were not promoted. Somebody else was promoted at your expense and you feel that you were used. You know that the “someone” does not deserve it a bit. You know your contribution was no less than stellar. Your peers admire you and your bosses respect you. But then your work was not highlighted the way it should have been. Your visibility had been eclipsed and you are a star just within the team – no one else knows what you did. Continue reading No Promotion at job though you deserved it ?

Microsoft 2.0 – The new Beginning

Microsoft is preparing to enter into a new era with the departure of Ballmer. Not that Ballmer’s period as the CEO was bad, but a bright future lies ahead for the technology giant. The acquisition of Nokia and a possible acquisition of BlackBerry would enable Microsoft to gain a much needed foothold in the mobile market – enterprise in particular.

It is rare to see a giant like Microsoft reinventing itself so drastically when they are enjoying a period of relatively good growth. This emphasizes that the company works towards its long term goals and cannot be judged by short term falls. Continue reading Microsoft 2.0 – The new Beginning

Steve Ballmer deserves praise – in a huge way

We have seen many charismatic CEOs and even know a few things about them personally. But none other than Steven Anthony Ballmer has the characteristic effervescent energy, explicit enthusiasm and sheer passion for what he does. The intonation in “I Love This Company” (during the famous ‘developers, developers’ speech) – speak volumes about his determined dedication. You would not henceforth see anyone expressing themselves on the stage with an aura of intense energy that sets the stage on fire. Ballmer did a remarkable job at increasing the revenues and diversifying the product lines. However, he was responsible in missing the mobile buzz which proved to be disastrous to Microsoft in that arena. Continue reading Steve Ballmer deserves praise – in a huge way