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