Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Personal DNA

Last year, I took an online test designed by professional psychologists to assess one's personality using quite intuitive techniques.

The results were quite interesting and detailed. They were surprisingly quite close to my personality as well. It categorized me as a Benevolent Architect and different aspects of my personality depicted by the below coloured boxes.

Today I happened to see the detailed report of it again and I was once again amazed by the accuracy of the report. The report not only covered who am I, but also provides information regarding what to change if I want to be different. I really wonder how come they can provide such a detailed yet an accurate analysis of one's personality based on the answers to a few dozen of questions. I thought it's worth sharing the summary of the report represented in the form of these coloured boxes.

Take your mouse on the different coloured boxes above to see the different aspects represented by my personal DNA.

One must try this test at, however sharing the results with other's is a matter of personal choice.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Long Time!!!

It has been quite some time that I have not been that active on my blog, as I used to be a year back. Now, I am getting back to the routine and have been eagerly waiting to get back to my blog. However, before I get back, I thought it’s a good idea to share what has been going on at my end in the last few months.

It was back in October 2008 that my company’s vice president asked me to be one of the authors of the official blog of the company. The aim was to present the technical leadership and technical diversity of the resources we had at the company. So, I decided to start blogging for the company’s blog. The first thing I did was revamping the complete blog so as to have a consistent look and feel of the blog with the company’s website. Then, I wrote a few articles on HTTP Compression, Engineering Enterprise Level Applications using Microsoft .NET Framework and User Experience Design Patterns. The experience was great and the recognition was worth the effort.

In January 2009, I decided to relocate to London, UK for work. I got Tier 1 in February, left my existing job at TRG TECH; The Resource Group in March, moved to UK in April, started working for a multi national MVNO in the name of Lebara in May 2009.

So over the past few months there have been quite some transitions going on and I was unable to keep up with my blog. However now I am getting back to it.

One of the many good things about all these transitions is that my technology spectrum and technical horizon is increasing. Previously I have been working purely on the call centre centric software product development with all the energies channelized in re-engineering a high availability, fault tolerant, scalable, secure and rich interactive solution, but now at my new job at Lebara, I am working more on integration and B2B projects, along with extending and customizing Microsoft’s business management software product range.

Now you can expect a bit more technical diversity on my blog with some technical articles on Microsoft Dynamics as well, in addition to the .NET and Java Script stuff. Hope you would like it.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Google Analytics reveal the 'Top 7 - Last One Year'

I have been using Google Analytics for quite some time now to find out some of the hidden facts and a few of the interesting user trends on this blog.

Today I generated a report of the most visited blog entries for the last one year and found that people love to read about ExtJS and other web 2.0 stuff; my blog is getting the attraction of a lot of such readers.

Here are the rankings - you might be interested in reading a few of them as well!
  1. ExtJS 2.0 - Making Web applications more responsive with minimal network traffic!
  2. How To: Setup JavaScript IntelliSense for ExtJS in Visual Studio 2008 (SP1)
  3. ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview: Dynamic Data Websites Part 1, Engineering Data Centric Web Application from End-to-End
  4. Comet: The futuristic view of web applications – A food for thought!
  5. Engineering Secure Web Apps in ASP.NET 2.0
  6. FireBug + YSlow for Mozilla Firefox: A must use tool for all Web2.0 developers
  7. Emprise JavaScript Charts with ASP.NET AJAX

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Now blogging at the official trg tech blog

I have recently started blogging on the official blog of my company; trg tech.

We plan to share the experiences of trg techies at trg tech on the official trg tech blog. Other than the technical stuff, you will also find words from the recruiters and others at trg tech in order to get to know about the lifestyle of trg techies at their very own company i.e. trg tech.

Hope you would like the posts over there too. Its

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Google Chrome – Web Browser for the Next Generation of Web Apps

Google Chrome is available for download from today!

It’s a brand new web browser by Google for those who love GMail, Google Docs and other JavaScript centric web applications; applications which have truly proved the very essence of Web as a Platform.

Google Chrome is yet another examplification of the simplicity and elegancy of Google’s User Interfaces. It’s fast, it’s speedy and it’s yet another innovation on part of Google in terms of its memory management and JavaScript execution. It considers every tab and every website as a separate process. Google has definitely created a benchmark in Web Browsers.

It has got features that are very useful for Web2.0 Engineers. It has got built in DOM Inspector, JavaScript Debugger, Network Traffic Analyzer, Memory / CPU / Network Profiler so that you can precisely know which web app or web page is taking more memory, CPU or bandwidth.

Google has not just engineered this whole thing but have presented the whole concept behind it in an equally superb way. Read the full story of Google Chrome at to explore what it actually is.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

How To: Setup JavaScript IntelliSense for ExtJS in Visual Studio 2008 (SP1)

One of the much awaited features incorporated in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is the JavaScript IntelliSense support for 3rd Party JavaScript Frameworks like ExtJS, jQuery, Prototype etc.

Now you can add references to your 3rd party libraries in you JavaScript files and JavaScript blocks, and Visual Studio 2008 (on installation of Service Pack 1) will start recognizing the classes and functions defined in those libraries.

In order to setup ExtJS JavaScript IntelliSense you just need to add the following lines (/// reference tags) in your JavaScript files or script blocks to make it work. (Adjust the relative paths to the two JavaScript files as per your website hierarchy)

And here is the outcome; ExtJS based classes are now available in IntelliSense

Moreover a variable that’s initialized as with ExtJS based Store is now showing the respective methods of class in IntelliSense

I have updated the ASP.NET AJAX with ExtJS sample to incorporate this JavaScript IntelliSense feature. You can download the updated code sample from here.

What I can say about this feature is; it is simply a superb addition in Visual Studio feature set and will definitely increase the popularity and penetration of JavaScript based frameworks and libraries.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

TRG Tech Talk Series: “AJAX – Inside Out”

I gave a presentation at my company in connection to the new Tech Talk series initiated by TRG TECH. I was honored to be the very first one to have a Tech Talk in this connection. The topic I chose for this first Tech Talk was “AJAX – Inside Out”. The reason for choosing this topic was to build the foundation for our upcoming Tech Talks on engineering rich, interactive user experiences over the web which me and my team will be conducting in a month or so.

My presentation covered everything related with AJAX including
  • Web 2.0
  • XMLHTTPRequest
  • Hidden Frames
  • JSON
  • Programming Model of ASP.NET AJAX
  • Server Centric Programming Model
  • Client Centric Programming Model
  • Trade Offs of the two Programming Models
  • Supporting tools for Web 2.0 developers for analyzing the network traffic created by your web app, manipulating DOM, styles and other aspects of your web app and browser.

The supporting tools for the debugging and analysis included the following

I also gave three demos/code walkthroughs during the course of this presentation one on each of the XMLHttpRequest, UpdatePanel and PageMethods.

The feedback and response was overwhelming and the hall remained jam packed till the end :)

You can download my presentation from here so as to have a deeper look at it and get better insight of AJAX really from inside out.