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Firefox 3 Review – It’s Simply Amazing

Posted on June 22nd, 2008 in Firefox, News, Reviews | 14 Comments »

Firefox 3 has arrived and my behavior has changed right from the instance I have switched to Firefox 3. The sudden gush of excitement has made me more happier and I am starting to become more smart in the web world. Is it due to Firefox or something else, I am not sure but one thing which I am sure about is you must and must switch to Firefox 3.  Its rare that you come across something very perfect, efficient, creative and beautiful all at the same time, and this time its in the form of Firefox 3. Beauty has certainly met brains in the new version.

Without letting any of my excitement down, I am going to tell you the amazing things that I found in Firefox 3. First of all the startup time of Firefox 3 is much quicker than Firefox 2. The next things which strikes as it starts is its appearance. I have fallen in love with the two little glowy buttons for back and forward browsing. :)

Firefox 3 Buttons Large Firefox 3 Buttons Small

Now We Have The Awesomebar!

The show stealer of the entire futuristic parade of Firefox 3 is its address bar or awesomebar. Its awesome in its true sense. You wouldn’t even have imagined that Read the rest of this entry »

Firefox 3 is Arriving Shortly – Gear Up!

Posted on May 25th, 2008 in Firefox, News, Opinions | 1 Comment »

All you internet power users, here’s the time to rejoice and keep your fingers crossed for the big occasion. Firefox, the king of browsers is all set to launch in its grandeur form and it is going to be more amazing than ever. Firefox version 3, the highly expected launch, is coming near. The guys over at Mozilla have already given the enthusiastic testers their high time by releasing their Beta candidate last year. And going by the features, people have reported in their blogs and wiki’s this time, Firefox is going to turn out as the emperor. Code named “Gran Paradiso“, Firefox is bound to live up to its expectations.

Firefox_Logo Firefox has released the full feature release candidate which is said to be quite stable, but its not yet the final release. From what the bloggers have been publishing about this release candidate it seems quite evident that the features are simply eye popping. The major surprise comes in the form of a fast browser loaded with features. One thing the Mozilla guys have stuck to their mission, is improving the browser speed and load capabilities. From the reports on comparisons of the performance of various browsers Firefox 3 has passed out with flying colors. Also the new version sports a more native look and feel of the underlying OS. This means, but obviously, that, you must switch over to Firefox 3 once it releases.

If you are thinking that a speedier browser owes to compromises on its feature set, then Firefox 3 is all set to prove you wrong. The earlier much wanted features are Read the rest of this entry »

BEA Dev2Dev TechDays – An Experience

Posted on May 11th, 2008 in Featured, Java EE, News | 6 Comments »

BEA had invited people across India for attending their TechDays sessions of which Adobe was the event partner. I had registered for it almost a month ago. It was held on May 9th Friday at The Leela, a five star hotel in Andheri, Mumbai. The timings for the session were from 9:00 am till 12:00 pm and no registration nor event fees were taken. Here is my experience about the entire event.

The Sessions

The session was primarily held for the developers community and less for the corporate. This provided a relief as there weren’t much marketing gimmicks being played and the speakers were purely techie guys which proved to be an onus. BEA has upgraded their Weblogic Server to version 10.2 and their Workshop too. I had worked on the BEA workshop studio and Aqualogic platform for ESB earlier. So my main interests lied in what new features these upgraded products had in their offerings. After having attending this session I am now all the more excited to work in the BEA platform.

Although many people were awestruck with the features and some felt jealous for continuing to work on the older versions at their workplace, one thing was going through the minds of many including mine. The question was as to what was the road map for these BEA products since now the acquisition by Oracle has got completed. There was a slight wave of concern over this merger on the current developers as well as for those who wanted to adopt to the BEA environment in future. Would Oracle continue to support active upgradation to these wonderful products or take away the key features from them to promote its own products? The concerns were raised higher during the session when the BEA guys told us that Read the rest of this entry »

Go Live with Yahoo! Live

Posted on February 18th, 2008 in News, Utilities, Web 2.0 | 5 Comments »

Yahoo has launched its latest offering. An online webcam portal named Yahoo! Live. The concept somewhat similar to Youtube, might just scream out loud about the intentions on the part of Yahoo that if it wants to take the place of Google, it has to follow its footsteps too. But the name Live is something which is beyond my reckoning! Has Yahoo simply lost its direction following its mishaps in the falling US market or is it gearing up its innovations to make up for the lost time? If its the latter then there is little hope of its survival before Microsoft gobbles it up.

Yahoo Live

What is the difference between Yahoo Live and Youtube?

Yahoo Live can be seen as a video conferencing portal. Get your webcam and broadcast into Yahoo Live by creating channels. The difference Yahoo Live offers from Youtube is Read the rest of this entry »

Effects of Oracle BEA Acquisition

Posted on January 23rd, 2008 in Java EE, News, Opinions | 2 Comments »

With the news of mergers happening here and there round the globe the developer community is not far from getting affected. The latest news of Oracle and BEA acquisition is bound to leave developers amidst some sort of uncertainty as to why has this taken place at all and what effects will it have on them.

Oracle acquires BEA

BEA is known for its well diversified technology stack of Weblogic Java Application Servers, SOA products and the Aqualogic suite of ESB and BPM products. Also to mention that BEA holds a strong integration of all the above suites into its Weblogic Workshop which has been built around the Eclipse platform.

Oracle on the other hand too has Read the rest of this entry »

Theme for the New Year – Sleeko

Posted on December 31st, 2007 in News | 9 Comments »

If you are reading this in a feed reader then you would have to visit the site to look at the new theme, which I have named Sleeko. The highlights of the theme are:

  • Magazine styled Hompage
  • SEO friendly theme
  • Sports a featured article on the home page
  • Pagination over the categorical articles and on the Home page Latest Articles.
  • Popular articles on the footer of all the page divided into categories.
  • WordPress 2.3 compatible.

Have a look around and please mention any flaws you notice in this theme. Only a few hours are remaining for this wonderful year to pass by. Wish you have a very happy and prosperous new year of 2008! :)

Techtracer 2.0 is Coming

Posted on December 26th, 2007 in News | 1 Comment »

I had been designing a theme for Techtracer 2.0 which would resemble a proper and professional design. The new look would serve purpose for both beginners and technology update seekers alike. The theme would be revealed on the 31st for the coming new year’ eve. I have named the theme as Sleeko which stands for a clean looking, professional and sleek theme. The theme would be my first self designed theme and I am all the more excited to present Techtracer in a brand new way.

Techtracer 2.0

I have decided to keep Techtracer 2.0 strictly adhered to the field of web technology and it would be one of my new year resolutions too! :) The site would be Read the rest of this entry »

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