Developers Dilemma – pride or prestige

Developers vs Managers Being just a developer, you might sometimes feel that it does not give you good returns in terms of monetary or maturity aspects in the IT industry but being a project manager definitely gives you more power, more prestige, better opportunities and better experience. But it might not always be true that…

Ajax Exposed – Myth and Reality

Ajax, from its onset, has seen many debates and discussions which not only have helped it flourish even more in its overall popularity but also have made it gain world wide acceptance and more standardized approach. However, there are still a lot of myths associated with Ajax and many of them have come out through…

Getting started with IoC – A simplified tutorial

I had mentioned about Inversion of Control (IoC) in my earlier post Inversion of Control – for easy integration. In this post I will show you how you can actually make your integration easy with implementation of a mini application sample based on IoC. Objective The main objective of this mini tutorial is to highlight…

Reverting the theme to Bosco

Recently I had applied my own designed theme BlueWhirl to TechTracer but I am reverting it back to the earlier theme Bosco due a lot of bugs in the underlying theme layout Andreas 04-10. The problems faced in using the Andreas theme are: No RSS link in the header (resolved) No favicon plugin support (not…

Inversion of Control – for easy integration

You may have witnessed some of the J2EE frameworks provide a technique to get dynamically bound plain objects by making them bind to some features of the framework outside of the plain objects. This technique is called as the IoC or Inversion of Control. If we have to know about the meaning of this term…

BlueWhirl – new wordpress theme for TechTracer

I designed this theme yesterday and have named it BlueWhirl since every thing in this theme has a shade of blue. Why blue? Because it’s one of my favorite colors. The design has the layout of the theme Andreas which is a fluid 4 column widget ready theme. I had loved the Garland theme which…

The Great Ant Tutorial – a great jump start

Apache Ant is a powerful way to convert your developmental structures to deployment structures. It is declarative and all the command line tasks used for deploying an application are represented by simple XML elements. Without much details, this tutorial would breeze you through the steps on how to build a web application using a single…