Cloud Computing – Why is it so good for business?

From a financial perspective, Cloud Computing pushes risks onto the people that own the assets.  The business in effect rent a particular set of assets, based on their usage. For the business this  transforms IT capex into opex. From a development perspective, Cloud Computing  enables you to potentially roll out your solution in minutes or […]

Webfaction Review

Having been with Webfaction for over a year i think it’s about time i said how good they are.  The plans are all very reasonable and have a very rich feature from static HTML, PHP and CGI to Rails, Django, Turbogears and Plone, these plans let you run any software you want. You can even […]

Pecha Kucha

The idea behind Pecha Kucha is to keep presentations concise, the interest level up and to have many presenters sharing their ideas within the course of one night. Therefore the 20×20 Pecha Kucha format was created: each presenter is allowed a slide-show of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. This results in a total […]

Intellij Shortcuts Key List list plugin

Shaz ,on my team, came up with this as he missed the same functionality that was available in explipse. The plugin allows you to Displays the shortcuts list with ctrl+shift+K like eclipse, or through Help->shortkcutList. Press “esc” to close the popupdialogue. Shortcuts plugin Zolpidem tartrate Keppra levetiracetam Pms diclofenac sr Effects flexeril side Ciprofloxacin use […]

QCon day 4 – Kent Beck on Effective Design

Another excellent talk in which Kent provided his latest views on how he thinks problems should be solved from the design point of view. He started by following on from his keynote, pushing that we must design with people in mind; design for the skills of your availoble developers. The talk built up to five […]

QCon day 3 – keeping 99.95% uptime

I found the speaker a little monotone, but the content of the talk was very interesting. It provided a very clear view of how Merrel Lynch deals with the billions of daily messages, produced by there systems globally. The break down of message precedence and the aim of automated fixing of an issue within an […]

QCon day 2 – The Zen of Agile Management

I was not quite sure what to pick today, after almost going for Java Performance i opted for the Agile route. The session was not quite what i expected from the title or excerpt, but still very enjoyable. David Anderson came at agile almost from the standpoint of standard problem software projects. He looked at […]